“(The late) Young-Jun said he heard me.”
In the eyes of Pohang Steelers coach Kim Ki-dong, who is “God Ki-dong,” his affection for “Little Giant” Koh Young-joon (22) dripped.
In the 2023 Hana One Q K League 1 round 15 home match and 50th anniversary match against Jeonbuk Hyundai held at Pohang Steel Yard on the 29th, Pohang won a new 1-0 victory thanks to Go Young-jun’s winning goal in the 21st minute of the second half.
Pohang recorded 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses (27 points), and was tied with Seoul and Jeju in points, but was pushed out in points (29 goals in Seoul, 23 goals in Jeju, and 20 goals in Pohang) to mark 4th place.
After the game, coach Kim laughed, saying, “Young-Jun said he lifted me up. When Young-Jun scores a goal, the team goes into a good situation, but if he doesn’t score a goal, it’s a tough game.” He said, “I have a calf muscle injury. I’m worried about the injury because it’s the first time I’ve felt it, so I asked for a replacement myself. I need to check it. However, I hope to continue to improve and be selected for the Asian Games.”
On this day, Pohang held a match to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its founding. He burned his fighting spirit more than ever. The ‘unsung hero’ was goalkeeper Hwang In-jae. He recorded his 5th ‘clean sheet’ this season by saving at every critical moment. In particular, in the 5th minute of the second half, Lee Dong-jun, who was rushing through a pass that Song Min-gyu sharply connected to the goal, fired a trick shot, but Hwang In-jae blocked it with a super save.
Coach Kim said,메이저놀이터 “(Kang) Hyun-moo enlisted in the military and (Yoon) Pyeong-guk had no big worries. After that, as talent came, we let go of the competition with Pyeong-guk, and according to the goalkeeper coach’s opinion, we used the talent as a starter. Continue to be competitive. I want to take it to. Pyeongguk should seize the opportunity when it comes, and talent should continue to look good.”
Regarding Zeca, who did not score, he explained, “Thank you for focusing on winning the team rather than stressing about not scoring.”
When asked about Kim Seung-dae’s early replacement, he said, “I took it off because my pelvic muscles were swollen, as if I sprained while kicking.”