FC Seoul secured 4th place with a win against Jeju United. After losing in the last round, they succeeded in rebounding and continued their path toward Final A.스포츠토토
Seoul won 3-1 in the away match against Jeju in the 31st round of Hana One Q K League 1 2023 held at Jeju World Cup Stadium at 4:30 pm on the 23rd. Lee Seung-mo, who transferred from Pohang Steelers in the summer transfer window, scored multiple goals in his Seoul debut, and striker Ilyuchenko also added a goal to defeat Jeju, where Hayes scored a consolation goal.
With this, Seoul succeeded in securing 4th place. In the 31st round, Jeonbuk Hyundai also defeated Gwangju FC and gained 3 points, but Seoul was ahead in goal difference, and Daegu FC fell to 6th place after drawing with Pohang.
Seungmo Lee, the star of the game, had a bright expression when we met him in the mixed zone after the game. When asked about his thoughts on the game, he said, “I don’t think I could have helped much since coming to FC Seoul. “I had a heavy burden on my mind, but I think I was able to shake off some of it by scoring two goals today.”
Lee Seung-mo scored the first goal in the 40th minute of the first half with a non-stop right-footed mid-range shot after receiving Park Soo-il’s pass, and in the 4th minute of the second half, he calmly scored an additional goal after receiving a pass from Willian and confronting the goalkeeper. Since both goals were masterpieces, I couldn’t help but ask about the scoring situation.
He was asked if he expected to go in when he shot the first goal. “(Lee) Tae-seok also talked about it. Lee Seung-mo said, “I saw him from the side and he looked really happy while being hit.” Lee Seung-mo added, “I thought he got hit while hitting me too. “Actually, something like this comes out once a year, so I’m glad it came out today,” he said with a laugh.
The second goal was credited to Willian. He said, “That goal was also lucky. The chance came thanks to Willian’s non-stop push. “Even if I caught it just once, the timing wouldn’t have been right,” he said. “The second goal was made by Willian. “But if I hadn’t put that in, I would have been in big trouble,” he joked.
Unlike his great performance that day, Seungmo Lee had a difficult time recently. He has missed the last five games, appearing in only eight games as a starter. He directly explained the reason. He said, “First of all, I rested for about 3 weeks because of my ankle and was working on strengthening my body. He made a lot of misses during practice games. “He couldn’t play because his performance didn’t improve.” However, he foreshadowed his future performance, saying, “Now, Coach Kim Jin-gyu has given me faith and I have come a long way.”
Three months have passed since I moved to Seoul. He said, “He continues to work well with his colleagues. “He is getting a lot of tactical training and adjusting through practice,” he said, adding that he is continuing to strengthen his organizational skills.
Regarding what has changed since Pohang, “The surrounding infrastructure is good. “It’s good because the training center is close to my house, and there are snacks and delicious food after training,” he said with a smile. Regarding the shortcomings, “The weight room is a bit narrow… “But is it okay to say this?” he said, looking at a team official.
He also expressed his gratitude to the fans. Seungmo Lee said, “I felt a lot of regret. But they always supported me. I feel so grateful. “I will definitely repay your support in the future.”
At the end of the interview, acting manager Kim Jin-gyu came out of the locker room. And he immediately turned to Lee Seung-mo and said, “What are you doing? “I should have taken it out in the first half,” he joked. Seungmo Lee responded, “This is my first interview this year.” It sounded like he was going to shake off the hardships he had suffered so far and work harder.