The reason why Lee Dong-guk played full-time was “Because I believed.”
(Jeonju = Yonhap News) Reporter Ahn Hong-seok = Coach Joe Morais, who put Jeonbuk Hyundai in professional football on the top of K-League 1 for two consecutive seasons, said that this season’s victory was more special, when Jeonbuk’s victory in the final match was the only decision to win.
Jeonbuk defeated Daegu FC 2-0 in the final match of the 27th round of HanawonQ K League 1 2020 held at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 1st and achieved their own victory over Ulsan Hyundai.
Jeonbuk won the last round of last season thanks to Ulsan’s victory over Pohang Steelers.
At a press conference after the game, manager Morais said, “Last year, even if we did well in the final game, we couldn’t confirm the championship, but this year we were able to compete in the final game with the idea that we only need to do well. It’s special,” he said.
Manager Morais made an unexpected choice to play full-time with Lee Dong-guk of’The Lion King’, which was the last game of the day as an active player.
Regarding this, Morais said, “Lee Dong-guk was in a state of running for 90 minutes, and he made a promise to pour everything out for 90 minutes,” and “I believed him so I made him play full time.”
He added, “Other players also expressed their intentions that they would like to decorate Lee Dong-guk’s last match in a flashy fashion.”
The following are questions and answers with director Morais.
– How does it feel to win twice in a row after joining the office?
▲ Whenever I win, I feel new and good. Winning last year and winning this year is a different feeling. Last year, just because we did well in the final game did not mean that we could decide on our own. But this year, we were able to compete in the final game with the idea that we should do well. So, the result of winning feels more special.
– Built a golden tower with 4 consecutive losses.
▲ The 4th consecutive league victory is an achievement achieved by only a few teams on the planet. I want to thank all the members of the club as well as the players who had a lot of hard work. If there were no people who silently applied, there would have been no four consecutive league losses in Jeonbuk.
– Lee Dong-guk played full-time, was it coordinated in advance?
▲ I had an interview with Lee Dong-guk 2-3 days ago. For the two years since I was in office, Lee Dong-guk is the eldest brother and captain who has played a lot of roles in the team. Lee Dong-guk was in a state of running for 90 minutes. He promised to pour everything out for 90 minutes. Although junior players also have team championships, they expressed their intention to decorate Lee Dong-guk’s last match in a flashy manner. I believed that Lee Dong-guk could handle all 90 minutes.
– The reason why Kyowon Han did not participate.
▲ Han Kyowon was dropped from the list because of a minor injury. It is not known whether he will participate in the first leg of the FA (Korean Football Association) Cup on the 4th. I would like to return to the game from the injury, but it cannot be 100% determined.
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