Gwangju FC coach Lee Jeong-hyo, who appeared wearing an upside-down uniform… the story
Reporter Ahn Gyeong-nam = Professional soccer K League 1 Gwangju FC coach Lee Jeong-hyo appeared at the Media Day event on the 20th wearing a player uniform instead of a suit, drawing attention. It was a consideration for the injured player.
Director Lee, who attended the Hana 1Q K League 2023 Opening Media Day event held at The-K Hotel in Seocho-gu, Seoul on the same day, caught the attention of the attendees with his attire.
Other coaches showed up in suits, but Lee came out wearing the midfielder’s uniform top upside down.
Coach Lee explained, “Lee Eutteum trained hard in the winter, but was seriously injured a week ago.”
On the 14th, Eutteum Lee broke his collarbone during a practice match against KHNP in Gyeongju. It is expected that it will take at least 4-5 months to return. 안전놀이터
In fact, it is impossible to go out in the first half.
Lee Eutteum’s departure is a fatal blow for Gwangju, which has been promoted to K-League 1. Possible in both midfield and side defense, Lee Eutteum played a big role in helping Gwangju win the K-League 2 (second division) last season.
He played 30 games in the K-League 2, scoring 2 goals and 9 assists. Ranked 2nd in assists this season.
Gwangju, whose goal is to remain in the K-League 1 this season, must fill the void left by the leader without recruiting an appropriate substitute.
Despite the departure of key players like this, on this day, coach Lee rather burned his will to remain in the league.
“Everyone will try to catch Gwangju to get points, but they won’t give up points easily,” he said.
Gwangju will play the opening game of the new season with an away game against Suwon Samsung at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 25th.