Professional soccer team Jeonbuk Hyundai won their home game last weekend, extending their unbeaten streak to four games.
Fans’ attention is now focused on whether the team will be able to wash away its slump and show a better side after the win.
Reporter Lee Jong-wan.
The 14th round match between Jeonbuk Hyundai and Suwon FC in the Korean Professional Football League.
In the 7th minute of the first half, a free kick from Jeonbuk Hyundai’s Baek Seung-ho was headed into the opponent’s goal.
Taking advantage of the loose defense, they conceded the equalizer in the sixth minute, but Song Min-kyu scored the winning goal in the eighth minute of the second half.
In the dying minutes of the second half, Park Jin-seop sealed the deal with a header, giving Jeonbuk Hyundai a 3-1 victory in their first home game in 43 days.
Unlike previous home games, which were marred by calls for the resignation of the club president and manager, the fans were united and the players were inspired.
[Song Min-kyu/Jeonbuk Hyundai striker/final goal: “I was moved (by the support), and I waited, and I think the fans waited as much as the players waited, and I think we shouldn’t win in this atmosphere….”]
Jeonbuk is currently in 7th place out of 12 teams with 5 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses.
Fortunately, the team’s performance is improving, and the injured players are getting better, so I’m looking forward to the game.먹튀검증
Jeonbuk will play an FA Cup match against Paju Citizens Football Club, followed by a regular-season away match against leaders Pohang next Monday.
[Han Jun-hee/football commentator: “I think the most important thing for Jeonbuk is that they have an away game against Pohang on the 29th and a home game against top-ranked Ulsan on the 3rd of June. If Jeonbuk can perform well in these two games, they will be able to win the league….”]
Jeonbuk is creating opportunities for a mid-season turnaround.
It will be interesting to see if the team can show a better side after winning the championship.
I’m Lee Jong-wan from KBS News.