Jeonbuk defeated Gwangju 2-1 in the seventh round

Jeonbuk defeated Gwangju 2-1 in the seventh round of the Hana Bank K League 1 2024 at Jeonju World Cup Stadium at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

It was their first win of the season. Jeonbuk had beaten Pohang in the round of 16 of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) in February, but had gone winless in the K League with three draws and three losses. Coach Dan Petrescu was relieved of his duties after the Jeju game.

The reeling Jeonbuk registered their first win in seven matches by beating Gwangju at home. With six points, Jeonbuk jumped to ninth place in the table. At the same time, they extended their winning streak to 10 games against Gwangju to continue their good form.

Ahn Hyun-beom, who had been sidelined with a calf injury since the first leg of the Asian Football Confederation Champions League quarterfinals against Ulsan on May 5, 스포츠토토 also contributed. Ahn came on as a 20th minute substitute in the second half of the game and played the full 30 minutes of extra time.

“How long have I been out?” he asked in the post-match mixer

“I think I’ve been out for about five weeks. I had a 4-centimeter tear in my calf for a month and couldn’t come back. “Coach Dan Petrescu kept asking me when I was going to come back, but it didn’t work out because the team wasn’t winning, so I was resting. My calf wasn’t recovering well, and I was rushing back and then relapsing. In fact, when it was about two weeks old, I tried to play again, but I tore it again.”

“That’s why it took so long. In fact, I’ve been preparing for today’s game for only three days. Today is my third day of training with the team. Coach Park Won-jae was also very worried about me, saying that he wouldn’t let me play for fear of getting injured again, so I told him, ‘If I get injured this time, I’ll just retire,’ to ease the pressure,” he confessed.

It was a surprising comeback for Ahn himself. “Honestly, I didn’t think I could do it. When (Moon) Sun-min was preparing to replace his brother, he told me that he had played a lot of games as a joker himself, but that the mind is important, not the body, so don’t worry about the physical pain,” he said, adding, “And when I tried to play, I jumped. I think that advice worked well. Anyway, I came in and we won the game, so it feels great. It was a time when the result was important,” he added.

Ahn played out of position on the day, switching between left winger and left defender.

“I mostly just defended,” he said. I had one chance, but it was my first time playing left back. just played hard,” he said, adding, “I don’t know exactly what my position is. In training, I see about four positions. Even today, I didn’t see a left back for the first time. I’m just there,” he smiled.

The six-match winless streak was also tough for Ahn Hyun-beom, who watched from the sidelines. “I tore my calf muscle by about 4 centimeters. was working out the day before the Suwon FC away game and was doing sprints when I suddenly felt a strange sensation. couldn’t go to the Suwon FC game, and I’ve been resting ever since. came back for a while, but then I tore it again, so I just kept working out in the gym. I tore it again while training with the B team,” he said.

“It was hard (psychologically), too. I honestly didn’t think the team would win even one game. So I didn’t worry too much and thought I would heal quickly,” he said. “But after one or two games, I realized that I couldn’t go to work. felt like I was just lying down when the team was struggling and I had to help everyone. I felt uncomfortable, so I rehabbed harder, and I think that’s why I played even 30 minutes today.”

Fortunately for Jeonbuk, Ahn’s return coincided with their first win.

“Actually, it seems like a result,” he said. But I was sorry that the team continued to lose with or without me, so I apologized to my teammates and the fans.”

The next game is against FC Seoul. 온라인 슬롯 Ahn said, “Seoul is also a team with a good squad and it’s not easy to play them, but this one game has changed the atmosphere of our team. Also, our captain (Kim) Jin-soo is coming back. I think our team will be stronger, and we will try to win,” he said.