Gwangju FC coach Lee Jeong-hyo (47) showed a unique presence.
The ‘Hana One Q K1 League 2023 Opening Media Day’, announcing the start of the 2023 season, was held at The-K Hotel in Seocho-gu, Seoul on the 20th. Managers and captains from 12 clubs attended and shared various stories such as resolutions and plans before the season.먹튀검증
On this day, director Lee Jung-hyo drew attention from the appearance. While other coaches dressed up in neat suits, Lee came out wearing the uniform of the top player. It was also worn backwards so that the uniform number was visible from the front.
When asked why he wore a uniform instead of a suit, or why he wore it backwards, he said, “Lee Eutteum was injured during winter training ahead of the season. As a coach, I was sorry, but I thought that no words would comfort me. I wore a uniform to announce my existence.”
On the 14th, Eutteum Lee suffered a serious injury, breaking his collarbone, during a practice game with KHNP in Gyeongju. It was a big injury that I received just 10 days before the opening of the K-League. It was a performance of consolation and support from coach Lee, who understood the player’s disappointment more than anyone else.
Gwangju won the K-League 2 championship last season and returned to the K-League 1 after a year. This was the achievement Lee made in his first year as head coach. When asked about his determination for the season, Lee’s eyes shone even more strongly. Coach Lee declared war on the rest of the clubs, saying, “I will show the color of Gwangju. I will push forward without breaking my convictions. We are a promoted team, but this year’s goal is not to stay. I will tell you what Gwangju football is like from the opening game.” .
Captain Ahn Young-gyu also agreed, saying, “There are many people who think we are the number one team in relegation. But we will show a season that overturns those thoughts. We will laugh at the end.”
When asked by coach Lee to pick the “predicted semifinal team this year,” he showed a determined will instead of an answer. “I don’t know (the team that is expected to be in the semifinals). The team that wants to reach the semifinals will try to catch our team, but we also have no other way. We won’t give points easily,” he said.