After an exceptionally difficult July, Bucheon FC 1995 head coach Lee Young-min gave all the credit to his players for the victory over Gyeongnam FC.
Bucheon won their 2023 Hana One Q K League 2 Round 26 match against Gyeongnam 2-0 on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Bucheon Sports Complex. The win was the first in five games for Bucheon, who had not won in their last four matches.
“We’ve been in a very tough situation lately, but we were able to win because the players played hard until the second half overtime,” Lee said at the post-match press conference. I want to give all the credit to the players.” “As soon as the final whistle blew, I thought, ‘Thank you to the players,’ and I could see that they were working hard out there,” he said, expressing his feelings about the victory.
The victory was not only the first in five games, but also the most significant in the club’s history. It was the club’s 100th home win. “We’ve always been a winning team at home. We had a good home winning percentage last season,” Lee said. “We emphasize that we have to play hard for the fans at home, and the players recognize that and try to play well at home. It’s a way to repay the fans,” he said, reiterating the importance of winning home games.
In addition to Lupeta, who scored the opening goal, Bucheon’s summer signings Jung Hee-woong and Kim Bo-yong also showed good form. Lupeta made his K League debut with a penalty kick goal, while Kim drew a penalty from the opposition in the final minute of the first half. Jeong Hee-woong also added some energy to the side.
“Lupeta took a while to get back to full fitness after getting injured against Cheongju in Chungbuk, and he scored today even though he wasn’t fully fit,” Lee said. “Jung Hee-woong 먹튀검증 also played his first game after leaving the military, and he played hard. We thought he was physically capable of playing a full match, so we gave him 90 minutes. He’s a hard-working player, so I think he’ll be a big help in the second half.”
“Kim Bo-Yong also did his job well. I think he did a good job in the situations where we had to try to counterattack. If the new players and the old players can harmonize well, I think we will be able to show even more good things in the future,” he said, adding that the arrival of the new players will be a big boost for the second half of the season.