“Are you comfortable?” It is a famous line from a certain drama. FC Seoul players must have felt this same feeling at the ‘FC Seoul Players Lounge’ in the opening match of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ with Incheon held at Seoul World Cup Stadium on February 25th. Hwang Eui-jo, a ‘loaner’ who played for Japan’s Gamba Osaka, France’s Bordeaux, and Greece’s Olympiacos, expressed satisfaction, saying, “It was nice to have a space where the players could relax. All the players are satisfied. It’s important that these facilities exist.” did.
The lounge prepared inside the Seoul World Cup Stadium consists of a large TV, sofa, and round table. On the wall, the pride of Seoul’s 40th anniversary was engraved. The table below the TV is equipped with various types of drinks to quench your thirst and snacks such as fruit to satisfy your hunger. It is a buffet system where each person puts their food and moves it to a table or sofa. At the lounge we visited about two hours before the game, defender Lee Tae-seok and goalkeeper Hwang Seong-min were already sitting face-to-face at a table and chatting. Ki Sung-yong and Osmar sat on the sofa and watched the official opening game between Ulsan and Jeonbuk live, which started 2 hours and 30 minutes earlier.
The way the players moved to the home stadium was also different from before. From the 2023 season, Seoul has introduced an autonomous commute system. 토토사이트 Seoul coach Ahn Ik-soo explained the purpose of introducing the commute system, saying, “Inject active thinking, not passive thinking, and lead the growth of players through this.” Players can ‘go to work’ at a set time in the way they want. Players who are far from home or do not have a car can take the team bus from Guri GS Champions Park.
Ki Sung-yueng, who has been active for 8 seasons in the English Premier League (EPL), which is considered the best league in the world, said, “It was good. I was able to relax comfortably because it was made so well.” .
Seoul’s key striker, Na Sang-ho, said at Seoul Media Day last month, “He gave us our convenience and gave us freedom. Rather than saying thank you, I want to repay the coach on the pitch.”
Na Sang-ho and Seoul players kept this promise. In the first game of the season on the first day when the autonomous commuting system was introduced, the season started happily with a 2-1 victory over ‘rival’ Incheon.