Jeonbuk Hyundai coach Dan Petrescu could not hide his disappointment.
Jeonbuk drew 1-1 with Pohang Steelers in the 35th round of Hana One Q K League 1 2023 held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium at 2 p.m. on the 28th.
As a result, Jeonbuk went undefeated (3 wins, 1 draw) in 4 official games and maintained 4th place with 53 points (16 wins, 7 draws, 13 losses). At the same time, they broke a three-game losing streak against Pohang, but failed to win, ending this season with one draw and three losses against Pohang.
It was a fierce battle. Although there were many chaotic situations, both teams scored on penalty kicks and shared one point each. Jeonbuk scored the first goal with Gustavo’s penalty kick in the 9th minute of the second half, but Pohang also tied the score with Zeka’s penalty kick goal in the 25th minute of the second half.
After the game, Coach Petrescu said, “The result of a draw is not beneficial to both Jeonbuk and Pohang teams. It is a result that other teams would like. To be honest, it is disappointing because our performance was better. We had many opportunities in the first and second halves.” He expressed his feelings.
He continued, “I checked the scene (where Park Jin-seop’s score was cancelled) several times. There are some doubts as it has to be left to subjective judgment, but if the decision was made that way, I have to admit it even if it is not in the direction I wanted. The fan who came all the way today to see it. “I’m sorry to everyone. And the players fought harder than anyone else. In some ways, victory was a natural result, so I’m very grateful and sorry,” he added.토스카지노
There was also an incident due to a substitution error during the game. Pohang attempted to replace the injured Kim Yong-hwan with Shin Kwang-hoon in the 26th minute of the first half, but accidentally wrote Kim In-seong’s number 7 on the substitution table. However, Kim In-seong continued to play, and the referee did not notice this.
Kim In-seong left the stadium only after raising the issue on the Jeonbuk bench. Only then did the referee realize the situation and order a replacement, and Kim In-seong played for nearly 6 more minutes and retired to the bench. Pohang hastily replaced Kim Yong-hwan and Kim Seung-dae.
When asked about the situation at the time, Coach Petrescu briefly replied, “I was directing the game, so I did not see the incident in person. I have nothing else to say. Rules are rules.” It is reported that the Jeonbuk coaching staff, not Coach Petrescu, confirmed the problem and protested.
What is the most disappointing part? Coach Petrescu said, “It’s the result. The players fought so well. They played hard against a good team called Pohang. We should have won, not a draw. The results are the most disappointing because the players should have done so.”
The situation is tight as they have to compete not only in the league but also in the FA Cup and Asian Champions League. Jeonbuk will have to play the FA Cup semifinals against Incheon United on the 1st of next month as soon as this weekend ends.
Coach Petrescu said, “I have been in charge of the same club for the past five years and have played a variety of games, including European competitions and the League Cup. I am used to playing games every three days. What I am most worried about are the players. Now, it is the FA Cup semi-finals. “This is a really important stage. The key is the players’ recovery. That’s why we made eight changes to the starting lineup today,” he said, ending the press conference.