How to motivate Gangwon coach Choi Yong-soo, who won 2 consecutive wins in the league… “Last season’s performance? The players were misunderstood”
“The players had concentration and patience until the end.”
Gangwon FC faced Jeonbuk Hyundai in the 10th round of the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 29th at 4:30 pm and won 1-0.
It was a tight game. Both teams were unable to create chances easily. Gangwon’s winning goal came in extra time in the second half. The main character is Hyunjun Yang.
After the match, Gangwon coach Choi Yong-soo (52) said, “The opposing team is in a difficult time. In the end, (Yang) Hyeon-jun scored an amazing goal. I want to say thank you to the players,” he said of his victory.
Director Choi added, “I played defensive football, but if I get on the right track, I think I will be able to catch both the content and the result. This match was a decision I couldn’t help. Thanks to the fans who came from far away in Gangwon-do, I was able to win.” .
It is Gangwon that captured FC Seoul and Jeonbuk. Regarding this, coach Choi said, “In Seoul, where I worked, I had a bloody competition with Jeonbuk and Suwon Samsung. I grew up in the process. It was clear that we were objectively inferior in this game. Meeting a team like this is different from other games. My heart beats more and my blood boils. It gave the players more stimulating motivation.”
When asked how to ‘stimulate motivation’, he said, “The past 8 games were difficult times for both the players and me. It was really difficult. I tried to solve this situation on my own. “I endured well. The players were distracted until the last match against Seoul. I finished in the top split last season, but I was lucky to go up. It seemed like I was misunderstanding. He told me about this part.”
Yang Hyeon-jun’s goal at the end of the game is a controversial goal. Jeonbuk’s dissatisfaction was understandable in that the video review (VAR) was not conducted regardless of whether it was a foul or not. In response, coach Choi said, “It’s a difference in perspective. It’s basic to leave all decisions to the referee. I’ve thought about it since the beginning of my coaching career. I saw the situation from the front. There are parts that the opponent may feel unfair when they see it. But (Yang) I don’t think Hyun-Jun committed an intentional foul.”메이저놀이터
Coach Choi said, “As time passes, the opponent shifts the center of gravity forward. Jeonbuk is not a team that will be in this position, but a team that is looking for an opportunity. I thought there would be a chance as if I was stabbed. Fortunately, the opportunity came to Hyun-joon.”
Yang Hyeon-jun, who struggled with the opponent’s concentration mark this season, saved the team with a sensational shooting this game. In response, coach Choi said, “I must have had a hard time. I wanted to show what my young friend had, but it didn’t work out the way I wanted. He must have had a hard time on the pitch. He is a friend with many talents. He believed in me and gave me opportunities and encouraged me. He’s not a good friend, but he’s probably boosted his confidence a lot with this match.”
Coach Choi ended the press conference by saying, “I was lucky.”