Lee Jun-jae had a hunch that he was about to score the game-winning goal.
Gyeongnam won 4-2 in the 37th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 against Ansan Greeners at 1:30 p.m. on the 28th at the Changwon Football Center. With the win, Gyeongnam moved to 53 points and overtook fourth-place Bucheon FC.
Despite facing the bottom of the table, Gyeongnam did not secure the victory until midway through the second half. They squandered a series of scoring opportunities and were down 1-2 after a defensive mistake. Gyeongnam didn’t give up, and Cho’s equalizer gave them hope again. It was Lee Jun-jae who turned the hope into a result.
In the 38th minute of the second half, Lee Jun-jae made a momentary overlap, and after receiving a pass from Cho Hyang-ki, he scored a beautiful goal from a difficult angle that went through the goalkeeper’s crotch. Energized by Lee Jun-jae’s goal, Gyeongnam added an additional goal from Son Hong-min to complete the comeback victory.
After the game, Lee Jun-jae said, “We scored the first goal, but we were in a losing situation. We worked harder as a team and were able to come back. It felt great to score a goal to come from behind,” he said.
[Full interview with Lee Jun-jae below].
On the game
-We scored the first goal, but we were losing. As a team, we worked harder and were able to come back. It felt so good to score a goal.
Goal after goal
-I’m trying to avoid conceding as much as possible. I talk to my teammates and my brothers about not conceding goals. We have to reduce our mistakes first.
On the moment before the goal
-I thought I had a chance, so I went forward. I’m happy to have scored. We didn’t create chances, we didn’t make them well, but I’m glad it was a step in the right direction.
On the possibility of a fourth place finish 안전놀이터
-We’re aiming for the promotion playoffs, but it’s also important to get some points so we can compete from a more favorable position.
On Gimcheon Sangmu and Gimpo FC
-We’ll try not to lose the head-to-head. As a team, my brothers are helping me well, so I think we can do it.