SEOUL, South Korea (Yonhap) – FC Seoul, desperate to chase down the top spot in professional soccer’s K League 1, repeatedly conceded a dramatic 스포츠토토존 equalizer to rival Pohang Steelers and failed to capitalize on chances to catch up. The matchup between Seoul and Pohang at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Thursday was billed as a watershed moment in the top-of-the-table battle as well as the resumption of the K League 1 after a break With defending champions Ulsan Hyundai leading the way with 56 points, Pohang trailing with 44 and Seoul with 37 before this match, it was a chance for both teams to make up ground or close the gap .The game ended in a 2-2 draw, but the moods of the two teams were clearly different .Seoul took the lead through Palocevic’s goal in the 22nd minute of the second half when the score was 1-1, but Pohang equalized with Ha Chang-rae’s header from a corner kick in stoppage time. The two teams played to a 1-1 draw in their third meeting, following 1-1 draws on April 15 and June 11, and coincidentally, it was Pohang who broke the deadlock in stoppage time on both occasions. Ha Chang-rae was again the man responsible for the goal. Despite the time difference, the April meeting also ended in a draw, with Seoul conceding an early goal to Pohang’s Kim In-sung in the 41st minute of stoppage time. For Seoul, the points lost in the head-to-head are actually the reason for their current gap with Pohang. “It’s a day where I feel sorry for the fans,” said Seoul head coach Ahn Ik-soo. It showed a lot of my shortcomings,” said Ahn .When asked about the circumstances of the last goal, he said, “It’s my fault. It’s my fault for managing everything, including the defense and attacking methods. I’m deeply regretting it,” he sighed. With the likes of Gwangju FC and Jeonbuk Hyundai (37 points above them) in hot pursuit down below, a repeat of this game is bound to be painful for Seoul.” We’ve been conceding a lot of games like this last year and this year,” said Ahn, who emphasized that “if we want to improve, the first thing we need to do is to improve the ridiculous things that happen to us that increase the value of our opponents due to our own shortcomings. ” “If we want to fight at a higher level than we are now, we need to improve these things first,” Ahn said, and apologized to the fans again, saying, “I feel a lot of my own shortcomings for not making improvements, and it makes me think about a lot of things.” He continued, “It’s easy to say ‘winning mentality’ in words, but to make it a team culture, we need to make a bigger effort than we have now. Someone has to sacrifice, someone has to be more dedicated, someone has to be more of a mentor, and a lot of other things,” he said, again blaming “my own inadequacies. “On the other hand, Pohang coach Kim Ki-dong said, “It was disappointing that it was hot in the first half and we lost concentration and made many easy mistakes. We didn’t even score a penalty kick, but I want to praise the players for not giving up and getting a point,” he said, adding, “I think we can prepare for the next game with the feeling of winning. “Ha Chang-rae, who emerged as the hero of the game against Seoul after 스포츠토토 the last encounter, said, “We practiced a lot on set pieces during the break and in preparation for the game. The goal was the result of organized play.”