Ji Dong-won (FC Seoul), who is gradually increasing his playing time, expressed his feelings about winning his first super match.
In the ‘Super Match’ match against Suwon Samsung in the 29th round of Hana One Q K League 1 2023 held at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 2nd, Seoul defended Ilyuchenko’s first goal until the end and won 1-0.
Seoul added 3 points and raised its ranking back to 3rd place (11 wins, 10 draws, 8 losses, 43 points). It is the first win under the Kim Jin-gyu administration and comes about two and a half months after the 7-2 win against Suwon FC on June 12.
On the other hand, Suwon failed to accumulate points and remained in 11th place (5 wins, 7 draws, 17 losses, 22 points). They continued to fight for last place with Gangwon.
In addition, in the super match between the two teams, Seoul achieved a complete advantage by winning all three games. There is a high possibility that the confrontation between the two teams will disappear as the final round approaches.
Ji Dong-won prepared for the game on the bench that day and entered the game in place of Kim Kyung-min at the start of the second half. This is the first super match of his life. He surprisingly joined Seoul in the 2022 season and watched the 9th round away game against Suwon Samsung from the bench, but this is the first time he has played in person.
Ji Dong-won has not been given a chance this season, but on August 19th, he was surprisingly included in the substitute list in the 27th round against Daegu FC, confirming his presence again and appearing as a substitute in two consecutive games under Kim Jin-gyu’s system. He played 11 minutes in the 28th round against Ulsan, and 55 minutes in the super match that day.
Ji Dong-won showed off his light movements in the second half. As Suwon took the lead, the line went down and there were not many opportunities, but he showed good chemistry with his teammates in the play.
Above all, Ji Dong-won collapsed after being tackled back by Han Ho-gang during the transition from the 45th minute of the second half to extra time. It was a dangerous tackle that the referee immediately issued a red card, but he got up and finished the game.
Ji Dong-won, who met in the mixed zone (joint coverage area) after the game, said, “I’m so happy to win a game after a long time. I think I’m even happier because our opponent is Suwon.”
When it was said that he seemed to be more physically fit than the Ulsan game, Ji Dong-won said, “I think the game itself (today) was a little more difficult. When I came in 15 or 20 minutes before the end of the game, there was a lot of space, but today, I played for 45 minutes. “I don’t think we had much space as we were running,” he said. “It was physically difficult because the opponent was pushing us, but I feel good that we held on well and won.”
Ji Dong-won was suspected of being injured because he was tackled very hard while he was being sent off, but unexpectedly he got up and continued the game.
Ji Dong-won explained this scene, “I could have saved the ball and gone, but I thought the opponent would tackle me, so I waited. The opponent tackled me, so I got sent off, and fortunately, I got sent off without any injuries.”
The Seoul team was shaken by the resignation of coach Ahn Ik-soo. Ji Dong-won said, “First of all, we were in a lot of disarray after the coach left. However, since there was a game, the players gathered together and ate together.” He added, “I also had the mindset that I should not be shaken and that I should show things I couldn’t show before.” “It’s a cut,” he said.
Ji Dong-won shared the joy of victory with his fans. He clenched his fists and cheered after the game. He said, “We are thankful to the fans, but it seems like we lacked the strength to hold on when we were always winning. Of course, we were pushed back in the game, but we showed today the strength to endure, so I feel the same way as the people who came.” “I wanted to,” he said.
Although there is not much time left for the rest of the season, Ji Dong-won is slowly seeing his opportunity. He said, “I hope that I can help the team even a little bit in each game. And the playing time is not something I can decide.” 바카라
He continued, “Today’s match manager Kim Jin-gyu also said to me, ‘You may enter the game and then leave.’ I didn’t care at all and said that I would do my best within the given time. The fact that I was able to participate in the game and be given such an opportunity was so great. “He said.