Kim Seung-dae (Pohang Steelers) and Choi Chul-soon (Jeonbuk Hyundai) show their will to win.
Pohang and Jeonbuk will meet in the final of the 2023 Hana OneQ FA Cup on April 4 at 2:15 p.m. at Pohang Steelyard.
Pohang defeated Jeju United on penalties to reach the final. Pohang will be looking to lift the FA Cup trophy for the first time in 10 years. Their opponent was Jeonbuk again. Pohang defeated Jeonbuk on penalties and earned their fourth star. Now they’re looking for their fifth.
Jeonbuk advanced to the final with a 3-1 win over Incheon United. Jeonbuk is tied with Suwon Samsung for the most FA Cup wins with five. If they defeat Pohang in the final and lift the trophy, they will become the only ‘six-time’ winners.
The press conference for the final of the 2023 Hana OneQ FA Cup was held at the POSCO Grand Conference Center in Pohang at 5 p.m. on the 3rd. Pohang coaches Kim Ki-dong and Kim Seung-dae, and Jeonbuk coaches Dan Petrescu and Choi Cheol-soon participated.
Kim Seung-dae said, “There are many meaningful events since Pohang’s 50th anniversary this year, but I’m nervous to be in the final. I don’t remember winning at home yet, and the final will be played at home. There may be fatigue, but when the players and the coach work together as a team, there is tremendous strength. I’m preparing as if it’s the last time. I will manage my physical condition well until tomorrow and show a good game.”
Choi Chul-soon said, “As the coach said, I am happiest when I lift the trophy. This is a one-off match and there is no next time. We have to show everything and play a winning game. It’s a shame that our fans couldn’t be with us because we were away. I heard that they gathered at Jeonju Castle to cheer for us, and I want to repay them.” 토토사이트
As a declaration of war against the final opponent, Kim Seung-dae said, “This season’s league results show the difference between the two teams.” Pohang dominated Jeonbuk in the league this season with three wins and one draw.
Choi Chul-soon responded, “You never know. I don’t know if I will play tomorrow, but if I do, I will never concede a goal to Kim Seung-dae. Also, if the coach designates Kim Seung-dae as a ‘dedicated mark,’ it will be an interesting game,” Choi said, showing that he will not back down.