Gwangju FC head coach Lee Jung-hyo has been strict with the players who have been on the national team during the A-Match.
FC Seoul and Gwangju will meet in the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at 2 p.m. KST on Sunday at Seoul World Cup Stadium. Seoul is in fourth place in the league (43 points) and Gwangju is in third place (45 points).
During the A-Match, several Gwangju players were called up to the national team. Lee Soon-min was called up to the A team for the first time in his career and played against both Wales and Saudi Arabia. Jung Ho-yeon is currently away from the team for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, while Heo Yul and Uhm Ji-sung were also called up to the age-group squads.
Lee said he had to teach the players from scratch after they left the national team. “I was more upset. He went to the national team and came back a little reset. So it was a little hard to catch him and give him feedback.” “I had to rework a lot of his positioning in defense and offense. It was the same with our thumbs and work rate.”
The tactics of the national team and Gwangju were different. “I think it’s because each coach has a different style of football and different colors. On the other hand, the national coach doesn’t think it’s a big deal, saying that when the players get back together, they’ll wear the colors that suit them.”
Meanwhile, Asani also played for the Albanian national team, scoring a wonder goal. However, 소닉카지노 Gwangju also made waves when they beat Ulsan Hyundai 2-0 without him.
When asked if there was any nervousness about Asani’s inclusion in the squad, Lee said, “When we practice, if a player doesn’t give 100%, regardless of age or name, we leave them out. He worked very hard in practice. I heard that the Albanian national team coach also told him not to be arrogant and to work hard,” he said, adding that Asani’s good form in practice was the reason he was selected as a starter.
With a win over Seoul, Gwangju will not only consolidate its third place in the league, but also set a new record for most points by a K League 1 club. In some cases, they could even look toward the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL).
“We’re not at the stage where we can say that yet, we just thought we’d focus on today’s game,” Lee said, “Seoul had a lot of players who could score goals. We paid a lot of attention to the details,” he said, adding that the first priority was to win against Seoul, who hadn’t won this season.