Daegu FC is trying to regain its former form. The players are feeling it too.
Daegu FC held the 2023 K-League winter field training media camp at the Namhae General Welfare Center located in Namhae-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do at 7 pm on the 1st. Several players, including coach Choi Won-kwon, who attended the press conference, showed their faces at the media camp.
In the upcoming 2023 season, Daegu will make a new start under the coaching system of Choi Won-kwon. Coach Choi (acting coach at the time), who took the baton in place of coach Gama, who was hardened during last season, presented Daegu, which was competing for relegation, as a gift, and was appointed official coach from the 2023 season.
The director has changed, but not much has changed. Director Choi has been a playing coach in Daegu since 2016, and then went through the head coach and rose to the manager position. He is a person who knows Daegu better than anyone else, including the experience of playing in Daegu in his later years as a player. It is said that he accurately grasps the pros and cons of Daegu.
It is an opinion that Daegu is regaining its former appearance thanks to Choi’s experience. Ko Jae-hyun, who conducted an interview at the media camp, said, “Even if the director has changed, nothing has changed much. It’s because the director was very familiar with Daegu’s frame and things like that. Rather, it feels like I went back to when Daegu was at its best, when it was at its best.” 메이저사이트
Daegu had a difficult year in 2022, but if you roll back one more year, the 2021 season comes to mind, with the final 3rd place in the league, the first Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) Round of 16, and FA Cup runner-up. Daegu’s sharp counterattack led by Sejingya and Edgar in the 2021 season was quite impressive. This is what Jaehyun Koh is talking about and what Daegu is aiming for.
Coach Choi also promised to make the most of Daegu’s strengths. Coach Choi said at his media camp press conference, “There is a difference between the soccer you want to play and the soccer you can do. No matter how much I think about it, it seems that the soccer that Daegu can play best has been decided. Rather than taking possession, I will focus on passing the ball forward as quickly as possible. We also try to prepare a few simple but deadly tactics when the opponent has built a solid defense. Football must be unconditionally progressive. I will do my best to show you an improved image,” he said, promising a more developed image of Daegu while further polishing the strengths of Daegu.