Seol Young-woo, It was the hardest and most hectic in professional history.
Seol Young-woo, “It was the hardest and most hectic in professional history.”
Following his recent A match debut, Seol Young-woo (Ulsan Hyundai), who was selected for the team K League and faced off against AT Madrid, a strong team in La Liga, said it was an “all-time match.”
The K-League came from behind to win 3-2 in the first game of the 2023 Coupang Play Series against AT Madrid at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 28th. After giving up the first goal to Thomas in the first half, the team K League scored an equalizer early in the second half amid a tight flow. AT Madrid then scored a leading goal again, but Palosevic (FC Seoul) scored a PK earned by Gersault (Incheon United) and tied the score again. 스포츠토토
Since then, Lee Soon-min (Gwangju FC) scored a golden goal before the end of the second half extra time, and the game ended as it was.
After the game, Seol Young-woo said, “It was the most difficult and chaotic game since my professional debut,” adding, “The opponent’s counterattack speed was too fast.” “I thought it was a competitive game, but my personal skills were so good that it was hard to catch up,” he said.
Regarding the team’s victory, he said, “I think the coach wanted to win a lot. Winning against AT Madrid is a valuable experience. I also thought I wanted to win, but honestly, I didn’t think there would be a high possibility. Still, I won, and I have an unforgettable memory,” he said with joy.
On this day, Seol Young-woo started as a right fullback with four hundred. He faced Sergio Reno, who was mainly good at dribbling and speed, and sometimes Griezmann was also seen attacking from Seol Young-woo’s side. Seol Young-woo also admired the skills of world-class players. He said, “I thought I should watch Antoine Griezmann carefully before the game, but all the players were like Griezmann, so I was out of my mind. “I didn’t have time to see Griezmann,” he said.
Within the team’s K League, Griezmann’s struggle for uniforms was fierce. As he is the 2018 World Cup champion and a world-class striker, he was also popular with K-League players. At the press conference the previous day, Kim Young-kwon (Ulsan) and Cesinha (Daegu FC) also mentioned Griezmann.
However, the real winner on this day was Seol Young-woo. Seol Young-woo succeeded in exchanging his uniform with Griezmann after the game. Seol Young-woo said, “I’m Seol Young-woo. To Griezmann. I asked ‘Change the uniform?’ and he said he knew me. He answered like that and asked me to wait for a while, but he came out about 20 minutes later and changed it. “I’ve never waited this long for anyone, but I waited because it was Griezmann,” he said.
“Other players also came to exchange uniforms with Griezmann, but I said I was talking first and waiting, so I said okay and tried to exchange them with other players,” he explained.
Since the All-Star Game was held ahead of the second half of the K League, players also had to pay special attention to physical strength and injury management. Coach Hong Myung-bo was also aware of this and promised all players to play at a press conference the previous day. However, prior to the game, Gwangju’s Timo was tested positive for COVID-19, and one of the starting resources inevitably had to play full time with one missing.
Seol Young-woo replaced Timo’s vacancy for full-time. Seol Young-woo said, “The director asked if I could do a full time and said it was okay. Timo was suddenly unable to run. “The players expected who would play full-time, but that was me,” he said.
Seol will now return to Ulsan. The schedule for the second half will begin with the match against Daegu FC on August 5. Currently, Ulsan is in first place by 12 points behind the second-place Pohang Steelers. I’m looking forward to seeing what other performances Seol Young-woo, who is showing as much performance as the rising team’s performance, will show in the league.