It was the confidence and declaration of war for Lim Jong-heon (57), the head coach of the Ansan Greeners of the professional soccer K League 2 (second division). He expressed his determination to win the two new teams, Chungbuk Cheongju FC and Cheonan City FC, which are newly participating in the K-League 2 this season. 토토사이트
Coach Lim said at the 2023 K-League Winter Field Training Media Camp held at the Jeju Kal Hotel on the 6th, “You have to catch the new team. He showed his determination to gain the upper hand.
Ansan, which ranked ninth out of 11 teams last season, desperately needs a rebound this season. K-League 2 will expand its scale to 13 teams with the joining of two new teams, and the competition for rankings is expected to intensify. Coach Lim emphasized that it is important to clearly score points against the two new teams in order to achieve the team’s goal.
In addition to the two new teams, Ansan also promised to win against FC Anyang, which they failed to win last season. Last season, Ansan was inferior to Anyang in four matches, with one draw and three losses. In the face-to-face match with coach Lim at the helm, the team lost 0-2. Anyang was the third-place team in the regular season last season.
He said, “Among the existing teams, I want to pick Anyang (the opponent I want to win). The match against Anyang was always difficult, and I thought a lot about wanting to win.” I think there is enough of this,” he said confidently.
At the end of this confidence lies the team’s goal of advancing to the ‘playoffs’. It is expected that if we can definitely accumulate victory points against the new teams and win against the strong team Anyang, we will be able to reach a higher rank than last season and the playoffs. Since its founding in 2017, Ansan has yet to step on the playoff stage for promotion.
Coach Lim said, “I came to Jeju Island and met with the players, and some players promised to go to the playoffs. The players have a strong will.” We are aiming for off,” he emphasized.
From Ansan’s point of view, as he ‘rebounded’ under the Lim Jong-heon system last season, his confidence in this season is bound to be greater. Ansan, which fell into deep abyss after opening 15 games in a row (7 draws and 8 losses) last season, succeeded in rebounding with 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses under the system of acting manager Lim Jong-heon during the season. This season is a stage to showcase a season prepared by director Lim Jong-heon.
Coach Lim said, “I started coaching in the second half of last year, but I think I spent it hectic at that time. This year, I have been training in Jeju Island for over a month.” It’s in the stage of getting to know it, but after a little more time, it will become a finished product.”