“Sometimes a fight is necessary in the professional world. I will use this victory as a momentum for a reversal.”
Daegu FC coach Choi Won-kwon told the story behind the desperate victory after winning the much-needed 3 points in the home game against Daejeon on the 22nd.
Daegu lost 3-4 to Gwangju in the K-League 1 Round 7 home game on the 16th. After being pushed back to 0-3, he showed a miraculous fighting spirit to catch up with 3 goals in the second half, but in the end he lost by giving the winning goal to his opponent at the last minute. It was a grievous game that Ko Jae-hyun, who scored multiple goals, shed tears. On the 22nd, in the 8th round home game held again in ‘Daepak’, the Daegu defense line threw itself against the wave of Daejeon’s wave of offensive, which defeated the leader Ulsan. ‘Captain’ Sejingya’s penalty kick, Kim Jin-hyeok, Cho Jin-woo, and Hong Jeong-woon’s defense, and goalkeeper Choi Young-eun’s stormy save saved a 1-0 victory. After the Jeonbuk match, they rose from 11th to 7th with 3 points and 2 wins in the season. 안전놀이터
Coach Choi introduced a ‘player meeting’ that turned a crisis into an opportunity. “The atmosphere was not good after the match against Gwangju. It doesn’t happen often in our team, but I heard that the players had an argument in the locker room after the match,” he hinted. “Our players are nice and docile so they don’t fight, but this time the players were determined and spoke up,” he said. “Eating 7 goals in 2 games (Seoul and Gwangju) is something that shouldn’t happen as a professional, but I think it led to good results before Daejeon as we talked about this part.” At the same time, Director Choi emphasized, “I think sometimes fighting is necessary on the professional stage.
The match on this day was a chewy ‘fun’ match in all aspects of attack tactics, air and defense switching speed, tempo, and cheering battles until the end. According to the Bpro 11 Match Report, the official supplementary data provider of the K-League, Daegu had 14 shots (5 effective shots) and Daejeon 15 shots (5 effective shots). Coach Choi looked back, saying, “Daejeon and the fans away from Daejeon were great. Daejeon played aggressively, and we counterattacked quickly, hit and run, and it was a fun game.” “We were lucky, and above all, it’s our home. Thanks to the fans, we were able to win,” he said, expressing his gratitude.