Um Ji-seong, who conquered K-League 2, challenges K-League 1 again. He even strengthened his determination to fight against rough physical fights and fierce competition.
Gwangju defeated Suwon 1-0 in the first round of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ held at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 4:30 pm on the 25th. With this, Gwangju reported their first victory of the season.
After the game, I met Um Ji-seong in the Mixed Zone. He was the first contributor to the victory in Gwangju last season, and returned to the K League 1 stage with the number ‘No.7’, which symbolizes the ace this season. Um Ji-seong was on the ground until he was replaced by Ha Seung-woon in the 25th minute of the second half.
There was no attack point, but the movement alone was amazing. Um Ji-seong caused cracks in Suwon’s defense by attacking his left flank aggressively. He also stood out for his speed and reckless breakthrough. Hwang Seon-hong, head coach of the Korean U-23 national team, must have paid attention to Big Bird.
First of all, in his impressions of the game, Um Ji-seong said, “I personally had a little difficult game. Because the opponent was very rough, I felt again, ‘K League 1 was a stage like this.’ I felt a lot,” he said.
When asked if he was mentally shaken, he replied, “At first, I was very angry. Now I want to enjoy it a little. I try to think that I am a player to be wary of. I think I need to think a little more about how to overcome such plays.” . 메이저놀이터
Unlike a promoted team, Gwangju aggressively attacked. The left side leading to Umjiseong and Sandro stood out. Um Ji-seong said, “I have no intention of backing down. I thought that fighting from above was an advantage, so I trained a lot even during winter training. When preparation is good, confidence follows. I think we were able to produce good results because all the players did not give up.” Explained.
I also asked about director Hwang Seon-hong who visited Big Bird. Um Ji-seong aims to participate in the 2023 Hangzhou Asian Games and the 2024 Paris Olympics. He said, “I think I need to stand out to the coach. I think I need to show a play that I can do well. It’s parts like depressurization, counterattack, shooting, and one-on-one chance. Today, I thought about how to overcome when my opponent came out rough.” answered.
Finally, Um Ji-seong said, “I personally think it was a disappointing match. However, I will bring the difficult first match to victory and enjoy it until today. I will try to show more of what I can do well in the next match.” .