Chungbuk Cheongju won 2-1 away from home against Gimpo FC in the 16th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 on Thursday at Gimpo Solter Stadium.
With the win, Chungbuk Cheongju continued its march toward mid-table with four wins, four draws, seven losses, and 16 points.
Chungbuk Cheongju opened the scoring in the second minute of the first half. In the 26th minute, he finished off a pass from Lee Jung-taek to make it 2-0.
In the second half, the defense shined. As Gimpo pushed forward with Lewis, the league’s top scorer (7 goals), Chungbuk Cheongju stood strong with their defense and Park Dae-hwan’s saves. They did concede a header to Gimpo’s Yoon Min-ho.
Chungbuk Cheongju put in a solid performance, with Park Dae-woon denying threatening crosses and one-on-one chances. The team remained focused until the end and held on for the three points.
Lee Hansam, who helped secure the win at center back, said after the game, “We didn’t play very well in April, so the responsibility was very heavy. Since May, we’ve been playing better and better. Especially, the juniors played well, so I was really encouraged. I’m also really happy that we won our first match in June against a strong team in Gimpo.”
Lee made his professional debut in 2012 with Gwangju and played for Gangwon from 2015 to 2016. During that time 메이저사이트, Lee worked with head coach Choi Yoon-gyeom. He said, “I have really good memories with Coach Choi at Gangwon. I’m really happy to see him again. I’m also very happy to be playing soccer in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do.”
“During the winter training, my younger siblings hated me a lot and had a hard time with me,” said Jang Hyuk-jin, who is the oldest player on the team, having been born in 1989. “Someone had to say a lot of bitter things. I was also bitter towards them in this match. But I’m really happy to see the difference in them on the ice. There was a lot of pressure because we didn’t perform well at the beginning of the season. But now it’s changing. We need to play with our younger brothers so that we can be more different.”
Lee Hansam, meanwhile, said, “The juniors know that I’m bitter. I’m grateful that they listen to their older brothers.” “We are playing with the title of a new team this season. But it’s true that results matter. We are professional players and we are a professional team. We have to bring results in May and June. It’s important to get rid of the image and the idea of being a new team.”