Jeonbuk, who was desperate, and Ahn Hyun-beom, who was honest, said, “Honestly, I wanted to attack, but I let go of my pride… “I bet everything against Gwangju”
On April 24 at 2:00 p.m., the Hana OneQ K League 1 Round 31 match between Gwangju FC (Gwangju) and Jeonbuk Hyundai (Jeonbuk) took place at the Gwangju Football Stadium in Gwangju, South Korea. The result was 1-0 in favor of the visitors. Jeonbuk won for the first time in six league games thanks to an own goal by opposing defender Doo Hyun-seok in the 28th minute of the second half.
Ahn Hyun-beom, who started at right wingback, was active vertically throughout the game. In normal times, he focused on defense, but on the counter, he used his speed to charge into the opponent’s zone. Ahn’s shot attempt led to an own goal by Gwangju defender Doo Hyun-seok. After the game, Ahn admitted that the game against Gwangju was honestly a low-pressure game.메이저사이트
“First of all, it was a pressure game to secure our place in Final Round A,” Ahn said. It was good to get the win, that’s the best thing,” he said, adding, “To be really honest, I thought it would be a tough game if we didn’t persevere against Gwangju’s ball-turning play. Our players, they really put their egos down. We said, ‘Let’s be patient,’ and we thought if we hang in there, one will come.”
“Honestly, we want to be aggressive, but one game can make or break us in the final round, so it was really important, and from our captain (Hong) Jung-ho to (Kim) Jin-soo, we had the mindset of putting everything on the line in this one game. It worked for us to drop everything and get the result. Of course, we shouldn’t do this at home,” he said.
Jeonbuk fired coach Kim Sang-sik and brought in Dan Petrescu, but the team hasn’t made much of a turnaround. Although they have caught Gwangju for now, they will have to fight for the top spot until the end of the season. “I’ve only been with the team for a short time, so it’s hard for me to understand everything about the team,” Ahn said, “but I know that when I play with the Jeonbuk emblem, I have to be worthy of it. I’m nervous and working out. I don’t know why I’m even talking about this, but I’m trying to understand Jeonbuk. I’m trying to be the right player for Jeonbuk,” he said, adding that he is developing his character as a Jeonbuk player.
Ahn Hyun-beom, who was captured in a scene where he collided with Asani and lost his temper. “I was once injured in such a situation. My shoulder came off and I have some trauma. When you’re speeding, if someone crosses your legs, your shoulder can fall off. So I was angry.” He continued, “But Asani looked at me so innocently. I couldn’t get angry, so I held it in.”
Ahn has recently been promoted to a flanker who is also in and out of the Korean national team. “It’s good to go to the national team. I learn a lot there. What I learned is the mentality of the players. Top players like (Son) Heung-min, (Lee) Jae-sung, and (Kim) Min-jae have a different mentality. For example, when you’re on an airplane for a long time, everyone is tired and exhausted. But they say, ‘Who cares about that?’ That was their mentality. They just focused on the workout. Everything was different. It was so different from what I felt in Korea. It made me think about why they were successful,” he said of his recent trip to the national team.
Nevertheless, Ahn wants to focus on Jeonbuk for now rather than the national team. “I live a busy life every day. I get a lot of exercise since coming to Jeonbuk. I have two children, but I also have to play the AFC Champions League and the KFA FA Cup, and my schedule is tight, so I only think about soccer. I don’t have any desire (to play in the AFC Asian Cup). I’m busy adjusting to Jeonbuk, so I won’t look too far ahead. I only look at what’s in front of me. I will only think about playing for Jeonbuk.”