Jeonbuk Hyundai forward Moon Sun-min has shared his thoughts on facing Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward Neymar, who started in a similar position.
PSG defeated Jeonbuk 3-0 in the third leg of the 2023 Coupang Playoff Series at the Busan Asiad Stadium on Wednesday. Neymar scored a hat-trick and Marco Asensio added a brace. Neymar played the full game in his return from injury. Lee Kang-in also came on as a 24th-minute substitute to give the Korean fans a chance to see him in a PSG shirt.
Jeonbuk’s left winger, Moon Sun-min, had PSG on the ropes on several occasions in the first half. In the seventh minute, in the midfield, he managed to keep the ball away from several opponents and pass it to a teammate. In the 12th minute, he received a ball from Park Chang-woo and broke through the PSG defense, finishing with a shot. In the 35th minute, he played a screen following a 2-on-1 pass to create a shooting opportunity for his teammate.
Speaking to the media in the post-match mix zone, Moon said, “I wanted to play the way I normally play, and we have to start playing league games again this weekend. I tried to check my physical condition and improve it,” he said, “I tried my best, but unfortunately, the result didn’t come out.”
On star player Neymar, the opposition’s left-back, he said: “The Brazilian definitely has a rhythm. Even from the outside, I had the impression that he had his own tempo, which made it difficult to take the ball away from him.”바카라사이트
Jeonbuk will resume the season on the 6th against Incheon United at home. The second half of the season will include important matches such as the final round, FA Cup semifinals, and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL). “I hope the good experience we had today will help us do well in the league and the Champions League,” Moon said of his hopes for the rest of the season.
After the game, PSG and Jeonbuk players exchanged jerseys to celebrate the match. The most popular jersey was that of star player Neymar. During the official press conference the day before the game, Hong Jung-ho revealed that Moon Sun-min was also aiming for Neymar’s jersey.
When asked about it, Moon said, “In the end, I didn’t get it. The Brazilians talked to me first. I thought it would be rude to ask for more. So I got the jersey of a player with the same number as me (27, Cher N’Dour).”