Han Yong-soo wanted Mok-dong Reul Park to become a tomb for away teams.
The Korea Professional Football Federation held the ‘Hana One Q K League 2 2023 Opening Media Day’ at 1:00 pm on the 21st at The-K Hotel in Yangjae-dong, Seoul. Directors and representative players of 13 teams participating in the 2023 K-League 2, including Kim Cheon, Seongnam FC, and the new clubs Chungbuk Cheongju FC and Cheonan City FC, attended the media day.
Prior to the event, the coaches and players of each team conducted self-interviews. Han Yong-soo, captain of Seoul E-Land FC, attended an interview and expressed his aspirations ahead of the season.
Seoul E-Land had an eventful 2022 season. He was criticized for not being able to win for a long time and lacking concentration, but at the end of the season, he raised the rankings by capturing strong teams, such as victories against Daejeon Hana Citizen and FC Anyang. A playoff berth was also a sight. However, at the end of the season, Chungnam Asan FC, Jeonnam Dragons, and Busan I’Park were defeated in a row, and the playoff advance was frustrated. He also added that he would play for the team rather than personal goals, saying, “If the team’s performance is good, the individual player’s glory follows. This season, the team’s performance comes first, and I will challenge with the goal of promotion.” Han Yong-soo is the captain of Seoul E-Land this season. He is also in a position where he has to lead the team by demonstrating leadership with veteran players. Regarding this part, Han Yong-soo said, “There are more young players this season. We have to play the role of holding the center together with the veteran players. I thought we should take the lead with actions rather than words, and I paid a lot of attention to this part.”
Han Yong-soo said, “Last year, there was a tendency to collapse at important moments. Compared to the individual players’ good skills, the team’s cohesiveness and cooperative spirit seemed to be lacking. He talked well with the players and conveyed his thoughts well. I think it’s important for us to have a winning mentality and a mindset that we won’t lose easily no matter what team we play against.” 스포츠토토
The prevailing opinion is that this season’s K-League 2 will be played in the round of 12. Daejeon and Gwangju FC were promoted, but Gimcheon, who had a mighty power, came down to K League 2. Seoul E-Land is included in the list of 12, so fierce competition is expected.
When Han Yong-soo was asked which team he wanted to win among the 12 teams, he said, “I want to beat Chungnam-Asan. I met Chungnam-Asan at an important threshold last season, but I couldn’t overcome that hurdle. “I chose Chungnam-Asan while thinking about the last season.
In particular, Han Yong-soo hoped that the home stadium of Seoul E-Land would become the tomb of away teams. Han Yong-soo said, “This season, there will be no games that will collapse as easily as last year. Especially, I hope that all teams will be a team that is afraid of away so that games played at home can truly become an away grave.”
I also asked about realistic goals. Han Yong-soo thought that the results would follow if he focused on each game rather than setting a specific ranking and preparing for the season.
Han Yong-soo said, “I plan to only watch the game in front of me without looking far away. I think that if all the players besides me calmly prepare and win the game in front of me, we will be at the top in the end.” I said I would focus on the game.