Director Lee Min-seong emphasized ‘balance’ and ‘basic’.
‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ Opening Media Day was held at The-K Hotel in Yangjae-dong, Seoul at 1:00 pm on the 20th. With So Joon-il, caster, as moderator, the coaches and representative players of 12 teams participating in the K-League 1 this season gathered in one place.
Prior to the main event, a free interview with the director was given from 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm. It was time for the coaches of each team to freely answer questions from reporters at the prepared table. Among them, Inter Football conducted an interview with Daejeon Hana Citizen coach Lee Min-seong.
It is Daejeon, which returned to the first division after 8 years. Head coach Lee Min-seong said, “Remaining is the top priority. I think there should be a natural retention, not a promotion playoff. I think the biggest goal is to go further and enter the semifinals,” expressing his determination ahead of the season.
Daejeon, which was relegated in 2015, achieved its dream of promotion after two challenges. In 2021, he lost to Gangwon FC and was frustrated at the threshold of promotion, but in 2022, he won the promotion playoff against Sangmu Kimcheon and stepped on the K-League 1 stage after 8 years.
Daejeon moved quickly ahead of the season. They spurred preparations by signing a new contract with manager Lee Min-seong, and formed the best offensive line in the league by recruiting Yoo Kang-hyun and Tiago, who won the K-League 2 top scorer last season. In addition, Sejong Joo, who contributed to the promotion of the team last season, was fully recruited and solid reinforcement was achieved. In addition, he succeeded in strengthening the defensive line by embracing veteran defender Oh Jae-seok and Kim Hyun-woo, who played for Dinamo Zagreb.
Manager Lee Min-seong expressed his satisfaction with the transfer market. Coach Lee Min-seong said, “As several players such as 메이저사이트 Thiago and Yoo Kang-hyun were recruited, they are showing good shape. Oh Jae-seok also entered the defensive line and added a sense of stability, so I am satisfied.”
Among them, the players who receive the most attention are Yoo Kang-hyun and Thiago. There is already a lot of interest in how to use the two strikers who played a big role in the K-League 2. Director Lee Min-seong said, “I am currently preparing for the utilization plan. I think it will take a period of time to adapt to the first part. If you do well, I think you won’t have a big problem scoring goals.”
There is a word emphasized by director Lee Min-seong throughout the interview. That’s ‘balance’. Director Lee Min-seong said, “I think it’s right to go up one step at a time. The parent company invests a lot, but I think it’s also important to build stability. It’s not a good team to lose balance. I think going to is the process of making a stronger team.”