Seoul had won two straight against Gwangju this season.
but lost today… Give me the unbeaten Sangam record against Gwangju.
Reporter Kim Jin-yeop = Acting head coach of professional soccer K League 1 FC Seoul Kim Jin-kyu apologized for not being able to win in front of a crowd that broke the club’s record since 2013.
Seoul lost 0-1 against Gwangju FC in the 30th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Seoul World Cup Stadium. Seoul’s plans to catch Gwangju and leapfrog them to third place, which would qualify them for next season’s Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL), were dashed.
Seoul had never lost to Gwangju at home and had won seven games and drawn two since September 2017, but the loss derailed their momentum against Gwangju.
Acting head coach Kim told the post-match press conference, “I’m sorry that so many fans came to see us. I saw our players working hard until the end, but I’m sorry we couldn’t show them a win, especially at home,” said Kim.
“I’m also sorry for the players. I think they gave their best until the end and I wasn’t good enough. I tried to make them score a few more goals at the end, but it didn’t work out.”
There were 20,165 fans in attendance at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. According to Seoul officials, it was the largest crowd in the city since the promotion system was introduced in 2013.
It was a disappointing result for Seoul. They had 18 shots on goal and nine on target. Gwangju earned three points with only one shot on target (3 shots). Seoul’s composure was not good in the first half. “Seoul will be disappointed,” said Gwangju head coach Lee Jung-hyo.
In response, Kim said, “We took the central defender off the bench and used him aggressively. We wanted to score a lot of goals, but it’s a shame that it didn’t work out.” “Our players tried hard. I think the opponent’s defense and goalkeeper did a good job.”
Since the change in coaching from Ahn Ik-soo to Kim, Seoul’s substitution timing has improved.스포츠토토
“I want to be aggressive for 90 minutes, and I want the players to continue that tactic to the end by changing players rather than making tactical calls. So I think that’s what we’re doing. So far, it seems to be working out well,” he said, suggesting that they will maintain the style and turn things around in their next game.