Jeonbuk Hyundai coach Dan Petrescu expressed his will to the home fans in the Final A game, saying, “I want to show a good performance.”
Jeonbuk won 2-0 against Seoul in the 33rd round of Hana One Q K League 1 2023 held at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 8th.
Jeonbuk (14 wins, 7 draws, 12 losses, 49 points) successfully advanced to Final A by raising its league ranking to 4th place with this win. Jeonbuk is a club that has never ended a season in Final B since the split system was first introduced in the 2012 season, and maintained that record this time as well.메이저사이트
Jeonbuk was in a situation where they absolutely needed a win in order to advance on their own. If they win, they will reach 49 points regardless of the game between Ulsan and Incheon, and Seoul, instead of Jeonbuk, will have to take the points against Incheon to decide whether to advance to Final A. If Jeonbuk drew without scoring, even if Incheon lost, they would not be able to advance behind Incheon, which had 38 goals.
In the end, Jeonbuk, who won on their own, confirmed their advancement to Final A, while Seoul, which showed disappointing performance at the last minute, ended the 33rd round in Final B as the game between Ulsan and Incheon ended in a 0-0 draw.
Coach Petrescu, who met with reporters after the game, expressed his thoughts on the game, saying, “I expected it to be an important game for both teams, and I am happy that we were able to overcome the critical moment. I want to show the good performance I showed today in front of the home fans.”
Regarding Na Sang-ho leaving the bench and heading to the locker room after breaking Jeonbuk’s net at the end of the first half, he said, “I didn’t expect it to be offside because it was the end of the first half. I went right in to think about what changes I should make to start the second half. “We could not confirm the video review (VAR) footage,” he explained.
Regarding whether he expected there would be difficult situations after taking office, Coach Petrescu said, “I expected it.” He added, “No matter what club it is, difficult moments and good moments can come, so I kept all possibilities open. I knew these difficult moments would come someday.” “I was expecting it,” he said.
He added, “One thing I didn’t expect was that it was a bit unfair for one club to have five players called up during the season before the break, but I expected all the other difficult moments.”
Regarding the goal in Final A, “The goal is to get to the top of the leaderboard as much as possible and win as many games as possible. I think it is encouraging in terms of team morale that we can win today’s game and play at the top of the split.” He said.
Jeonbuk is currently in a situation where they have to play 5 league games after advancing to the top split, as well as the FA Cup, where they reached the semifinals, and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL).
Regarding this, “Every game in every competition is important, but we want to compete consistently in the ACL and also win the FA Cup after reaching the semifinals. In the league, we want to win as much as possible in the remaining five games and finish with a good record. “We are aiming for that,” he said.
Regarding Ahn Hyun-beom’s use on the left wing, he explained the reason, saying, “We talked during training. He is a player who originally plays at right back and right wing back, but the player himself said that he would be more comfortable on the left side if he played one space higher, so we accepted this and used him.”