It’s hard, but it’s precious. These are Oh Ban-seok’s inner thoughts as he accepts the present.
At 7 p.m. on the 25th (Korean time), the 2023 AFC Champions League Group G 3rd round Incheon United-Shandong Taishan match kicked off at the Incheon Soccer Stadium in Incheon. The result of the game was 0-2, a loss for Incheon. Incheon conceded goals to Crijan in the 13th minute of the second half and to Marouane Fellaini in the 43rd minute of the second half.
Incheon’s center back Oh Ban-seok could not hide his disappointment after the Shandong match. First, Oh Ban-seok said calmly, “Although it was a short period of time, I think I prepared well. However, my shortcomings were revealed. I think I did not respond well. I struggled under strong pressure. It is unfortunate, but I need to prepare well for the next game.” reported.
Incheon has a tight schedule ahead of it. They must play the K League 1 schedule against Gwangju FC on the 28th and play the FA Cup against Jeonbuk Hyundai on November 1st. If they pass the FA Cup semifinals and reach the final, the final must be played on November 4th. Afterwards, they will travel to Shandong in the Champions League on November 7th. It’s a difficult schedule to handle.
Oh Ban-seok said, “Not only our team, but also Shandong who came here, everyone does that. I think it’s a matter of mental strength rather than physical strength. I think we’ll be in a good mood if we win. First, we have to prepare for the game against Gwangju.” He added, “Coach Seong-hwan Cho will be very worried. I think so. Still, the players who have been preparing all year will have an opportunity like this. I trust those players. I hope the upcoming match against Gwangju will be like that,” he said, expressing trust in his teammates.
Oh Ban-seok then said, “It’s a tough schedule, but I think it’s precious time for all the players in Incheon. The members have to do it. It’s disappointing today, but we can liven up the atmosphere if we get results. I don’t have any major complaints about the schedule.”굿모닝토토 도메인
Oh Ban-seok also expressed his opinion on which competitions he should focus on among the league, FA Cup, and Champions League.
“I think it will become clearer as time goes by as we get into the final round. The fans are probably thinking that too. Mathematically speaking, I think we should focus on the upcoming FA Cup.”