‘Resurrection of attacking instinct’ Ki Sung-yong “I believed in Osmar and was greedy”…Heavy mid-range shot + the most shots by both teams
Ki Sung-yong (34, FC Seoul) showed off his attacking instincts without regret.안전놀이터
Seoul drew 1-1 in the 14th round home game of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ with Jeju United held at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 20th. Seoul, which added one point, recorded 24 points (7 wins, 3 draws, 4 losses) alongside Jeju, but maintained second place ahead in goal difference (+10).
It was a disappointing draw for Seoul. With the support of 20,000 home spectators on their backs, they led the game, but Jeju’s counterattack gave them the opening goal. In the 33rd minute of the second half, Ahn Hyun-beom penetrated from the center line to the deep side and passed to Jonathan Yuri in the center. Jonathan caught it and shook the net with a right-footed shot.
However, Seoul’s momentum was not broken. Five minutes after conceding, Willian’s equalizer balanced the score. After that, they tried to attack steadily, but the match ended in a draw without making a comeback.
Ki Sung-yueng, who started as a central midfielder, showed off his attacking instincts to the fullest. He hit four shots and had two double-target shots. The expected first goal of the season did not come out, but on this day, both teams recorded the most shots and constantly threatened Jeju’s goal.
Yuri Jonathan (above) roars after scoring. /Photo = Korea Professional Football Federation
Willian celebrates after scoring a goal during the match between FC Seoul and Jeju United on the 20th. /Photo = Korea Professional Football Federation
Ki Seong-yueng, whom we met in the mixed zone after the game, showed a positive rather than regretful appearance. He said, “We did everything we had to do. We didn’t win because we didn’t score, but there were positive aspects. Jeju was on the rise with five consecutive wins, but at home the players showed what they had.”
In the 21st minute of the first half, Ki Sung-yueng received a cross from Na Sang-ho and hit a powerful left-footed shot, but goalkeeper Kim Dong-jun caught it. Then, in the 6th minute of the second half, he hit a left-footed mid-range shot from behind the arc circle, but hit the net next to the goal. Ki Sung-yong showed regret by hitting the ground after his head was wrapped.
Ki Seong-yong said, “Jeju played by lowering the defensive line. Osmar supported me from behind, so I tried to play aggressively. Personally, I was greedy.” did.
Regarding his match with his best friend Ja-cheol Koo, he said, “(Old) Ja-cheol is leading Jeju well.
Ki Sung-yueng’s current goal, which has reached the 14th round of the league, is to advance to the top split. Ki Sung-yueng said, “Personally, my goal is to be in the top split. The past two years have been difficult, but this year I want to enjoy the top split and play against top teams.”
He continued, “There are many young friends in Seoul, and they are important players who will lead the team in the future. Another goal is to give them a good influence.”