Lee Seung-woo (25), who scored the winning goal in the Suwon derby, shared his thoughts on the victory. He also explained the situation where he was cautioned after a scuffle with Kazuki early in the first half.
Suwon FC won the away match of the 25th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 7 p.m. on May 5 with a first-half goal from Ras and a second goal from Lee Seung-woo.
With the victory, Suwon FC has won all three Suwon derbies this season, ending a winless streak of eight matches (2 draws and 6 losses) and celebrating its first win in more than two months. With the three points, they remain in 10th place with 23 points (6W, 5D, 14L).메이저사이트
Lee started the match as an attacking midfielder behind frontline striker Ras. Rath opened the scoring with a header in the 27th minute, and Lee added the consolation goal. In first-half stoppage time, Lee picked up the ball in the back of the box and faked two defenders before hitting a right-footed shot that rattled the net. Before the game, coach Kim Do-gyun said, “I want to utilize the advantages of LAS and look forward to Lee Seung-woo’s individual abilities,” and it showed in the goal.
In the post-match press conference, Lee said, “I’m glad we won the Suwon derby at a crucial time. It was an important game, so the players prepared well and worked hard, and it paid off.” “I was more worried about the team’s performance than the goal. It was not just me, but the players and the coaching staff who worked hard and it paid off. We will prepare well for the remaining away and home games.”
Lee mentioned the presence of the recently retired Park Joo-ho. “It was hard to lose Park Joo-ho, who played the biggest role and center of the team. We lost his presence on and off the field. But it’s good that we have Yoo Yong-senior and the team is united. We were worried about whether we could fill Park’s role, and he was irreplaceable, but I think we can overcome it with this win.”
On playing as an attacking midfielder instead of a forward, he said, “It’s an unfamiliar position. It’s a new position for me and I haven’t played it much, so it’s hard, but I’m not playing where I want to play because of our team situation. I have a role that the coach wants me to play, so I’m trying to do that well.”
Lee received a warning for pushing Kazuki in the chest after an altercation early in the first half. He explained, “Kazuki came to Suwon and was doing well and playing an important role, so I tried to defend him tightly. It’s a common scene in soccer,” he explained.