Jeju United head coach Nam Ki-il has vowed to continue the club’s upward trajectory.
Jeju advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2023 Hana OneQ FA Cup with a hard-fought 4-3 win over Daejeon Hana Citizen in the round of 16 at Jeju World Cup Stadium on Thursday.
After the match, Nam said, “We had to win today. We played a good game. As a result, we need to perform well in the FA Cup. I think we played a good game,” he said, expressing his satisfaction with the result.토토사이트
The team was in complete control in the first half and finished 2-0 up, but the defense faltered in the second half, conceding three goals. “There was some complacency,” Nam said. We played well in the first half, but in the second half we made mistakes in midfield and conceded on the counterattack. I’m glad it wasn’t a league game. I think it was a learning experience for the next game,” he said.
“There is a lot of league left. I think we will gain confidence from today’s game. I’m going to try to bring a lot of variety to the squad. It’s encouraging. We scored a goal and look forward to the next game,” he said, praising the performances of Lee Ki-hyuk and Kim Seung-seop, who scored the first goals for Jeju.
Jeju has won five and drawn one of its last six K League 1 matches. If you include the FA Cup, it’s six wins and one draw. Nam said, “The players want to continue the good momentum. I also want to continue not losing, and if we continue to strengthen this mindset, it will be our strength,” Nam said.
Jeju will play two consecutive K League 1 matches at home. Suwon Samsung and Gangwon FC are their opponents. “We haven’t won many games at home,” said Nam. It was disappointing, but the players want to do better at home. They are playing better. The next game will be the same. In the future, we will not back down at home and will play in front.”
He added: “Some players rested today. Some players played well. We have a squad that can rotate. We have two home games in a row. I think we need to continue to play a game that our fans will enjoy. We’re going to play a winning game. We will prepare to score a lot of goals. Suwon is coming with a good atmosphere that has changed. We’ll do the same. The players’ desire to play is strong. There are no easy matches, but if we do our thing, we can win,” he said, emphasizing that they will be strong at home.