FC Seoul’s Na Sang-ho congratulated Kim Min-jae (Napoli), who was born in 1996, on the victory.
In the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 round 11 home game held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 5th, Seoul was unable to decide the match with Jeonbuk 1-1. Seoul (20 points), who recorded 2 consecutive matches undefeated (1 win, 1 draw), kept the 2nd place. However, the winless record against Jeonbuk, which has continued since July 2, 2017, has increased to 18 matches (5 draws, 13 losses).
After the game, Na Sang-ho looked back, saying, “All the players said that they had a chance to beat Jeonbuk today, but they seem to feel a lot of regret because they couldn’t win.”
On this day, Seoul gave Jeonbuk Gustavo the opening goal 11 seconds after the start of the game. It was fast enough to tie the record with the shortest goal in K-League history. As much as that, Seoul suffered a setback to the plan it had prepared. However, in the 32nd minute of the second half, Na Sang-ho’s cross was finished by Park Dong-jin with a header, escaping the defeat crisis.
Na Sang-ho said, “If the atmosphere had been sluggish due to the quick concession, I wouldn’t have been able to show the same performance as today.”
Even though Jeonbuk did not break the tie, there is also income. Na Sang-ho said, “There were many situations where we defended against Jeonbuk in the past,” and “Today, we dominated the game and showed a good aggressive side.” ㅋㅋㅋ벳
He said, “No matter which team we play against, if we show the soccer we want, I think we can win enough and show good performance.” You have to play with confidence when you play with the team,” he emphasized.
Coincidentally, Seoul was the first opponent of Suwon Samsung and Jeonbuk Hyundai, who broke up with the coach this season. I had to deal with a team with a lot of motivation.
Na Sang-ho said, “We all knew that the opponent would prepare well in terms of motivation,” and “I think there were no bad results because we prepared well.”
Meanwhile, ahead of the match, a new history was written in Korean football. Napoli, where Kim Min-jae belongs, took the top spot in Italy’s Serie A for the first time in 33 years. Kim Min-jae is the first Korean player to lift the Serie A championship trophy.
Na Sang-ho applauded, “I personally contacted (Kim) Min-jae and congratulated him.” He expressed his strong aspirations, saying, “I will do my best to make it the year I win the championship with Seoul.”