FC Seoul, which won the ‘Gyeongin Derby’ in the opening game of this season, conducted training in preparation for the Gwangju FC expedition in a bright atmosphere. The players went to training with heightened confidence as much as the rising temperature.
On the 3rd, Seoul held training for the K-League 1 round 2 away game in Gwangju at GS Champions Park in Guri. Captain Ilyuchenko, Hwang Eui-jo, Na Sang-ho, Ki Sung-yong, Osmar, and Choi Cheol-won all participated in good condition.
Seoul won 2-1 with a good performance in the first round home game against Incheon United last week. Im Sang-hyeop, a transfer student, scored the first goal in the first half, and in the second half, defender Kim Joo-seong joined the attack from a corner kick and succeeded in scoring his K-League debut goal. At the end of the game, Oh Ban-seok allowed a chase goal, but Seoul’s defense, including goalkeeper Choi Cheol-won, stopped Incheon’s attack without losing concentration until the end and won 3 points.
This season, Seoul coach Ahn Ik-soo left much of the team to autonomy. The most notable aspect is that players autonomously commute during home games. In the past, people gathered at the Guri clubhouse and moved as a group by bus, but it was inefficient for players living near the stadium. Head coach Ahn Ik-soo left the commuting to and from work on the day of the game up to the discretion of the players, hoping that they would be able to compete in the best condition.
In addition, the players were allowed to eat their own food before the game. Depending on the time of the game, there are players who eat once, and there are players who eat twice, so it meant that you should decide for yourself according to your physical condition and routine. This was also a plan implemented so that he could go out on the field in the best condition. On the one hand, it was also expected for the players to be professional, but coach Ahn Ik-soo was of the opinion that he was generally satisfied. 토토사이트
Coach Ahn Ik-soo said, “It was a change that was implemented after collecting the opinions of the players. I hope that these small changes will bear fruit and become a new culture in the Korean soccer world in the future.”
The training was also conducted in a friendly atmosphere. The players seemed to be in good condition, coming to the training ground and pouring in as much as possible. The training that started with a light warm-up led to detailed tactical training, but the players continued to work with a bright yet serious expression.
This was a training session that took place two days after the rest day. An official from Seoul pointed out, “Usually, it was a day of rest per week, but after checking the condition of the players, the coaching staff judged that it was okay to take another day off.” The players’ autonomous condition management and the staff’s meticulous management were creating synergy.