Song Min-gyu (Jeonbuk Hyundai) emphasized that ‘one match’ is more important than ‘ranking’ despite the narrow victory point gap.스포츠토토

Song Min-gyu started the home game against Daegu FC in the 17th round of Hana 1 Q K-League 1 2023 held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 7th and scored the first goal, leading the team to a 1-0 victory.

In the 12th minute of the second half, Hafa Silva grabbed the ball and dragged it to the arc with a reckless breakthrough. It was his fourth goal of the season. With this goal, Jeonbuk avenged the 0-2 loss in their first match this season, earning 3 points along with their first consecutive win of the season.

After the game, Song Min-gyu said, “There was no winning streak this season, and the atmosphere at the beginning of the season was not good. There was a strong atmosphere among the players to try to win consecutively. He also had the will to take revenge because he lost the first match against Daegu. That’s why I’m happy with the win,” he said.

Song Min-gyu, who recalled the time when he was shooting, said, “I just thought that I had to catch the ball from the moment it came out and hit it unconditionally. After he hit, he saw the trajectory and thought he would go in. Luckily, the ball seems to have landed well on me,” he said. “I pay attention to that part when practicing shooting. Coach Lee Woon-jae said it was okay to be a grounder, so he said to hit it like that. Today, I thought of catching the ball and putting it into the goal with a ground ball, but I was lucky.”

Jeonbuk scored 24 points (20 goals) while winning 3 points. However, it was ranked 7th after being pushed by more points than 6th place Gwangju (24 points, 23 goals). Daegu, their opponent, also tied on points, but is in 8th place with 19 goals. Furthermore, the gap between 5th place Daejeon Hana Citizen and the victory point is only 1. That’s why you can’t be vigilant even in an upward trend.

In response, Song Min-gyu said, “We are focusing on the one game ahead rather than the leaderboard. I have a strong desire to win the game right in front of me, not the time to worry about the leaderboard. The team lost a minimum, but I think I need to reflect as a striker and try to repay the team with a victory.”

It is the 4th goal of the season, but Song Min-gyu said, “I think we still have a long way to go. Can’t be satisfied with 4 goals. not enough for a long time It’s okay to whip yourself. My goal is to improve my scoring ability so that I can follow the players who scored 8-9 goals.”

Song Min-gyu was named to the U-24 national team for the Asian Games in a friendly match against China. “I am honored to be on any national team,” he said. Wherever I go, I think I have to do my duties and roles well. Even at this call, it seems important to keep in step with friends, colleagues, and juniors, play friendly matches well without injury, and come back.”

He is also expected to enlist in the military in December. However, if you win a gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games, you are exempted from military service. In response, Song Min-gyu said, “It would be a lie if there was no desire for exemption. We’re looking for opportunities, and military resolution is important, but that’s not the first thing. It is a position that represents the country, and you have to run for the country. I am trying to do my best in given opportunities and situations.” 

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