Ansan Greeners coach Lim Jong-heon and captain Kim Young-nam promised a different start from last year ahead of the new season.토토사이트
On the 20th, Hana One Q K League 2 2023 Opening Media Day was held at The-K Hotel in Seocho-gu, Seoul. Managers and representative players from 13 K-League 2 clubs attended and expressed their determination to face the 2023 season in front of fans.
Ansan went through a difficult period at the beginning of last year. After the opening, they did not win for about three months, only 15 matches, 7 draws and 8 losses. As the winless period in the beginning was prolonged, it was difficult to operate the entire season. In early July, when Lim took over as acting manager, the atmosphere reversed, but only raised the ranking by two places from the bottom to 9th.
This season, we are preparing for the season with the determination to create a good atmosphere from the beginning of the season. Coach Lim, who we met in a self-contained interview before the event, said, “The results can vary depending on how you start. Yes, the players and coaching staff are all preparing with the mindset not to go through trial and error like last year.”
One of the reasons coach Lim said, “It’s not easy to get back up again,” is the composition of Ansan’s squad. Citizens’ team Ansan, which is not in a good financial situation, consists of young players with potential rather than star players. Teams with a lot of young players often depend on the atmosphere in the beginning of the season.
Kim Young-nam, who was in charge of leading the young team well, analyzed last year, saying, “The performance at the beginning of last year was not bad, but the players were not able to win continuously, so the pressure on the players increased. Since there are not many senior players, it seems that they have been swept away by the bad atmosphere.” “This year, a few experienced players have joined. We will be able to control it well,” he predicted.
If the atmosphere is well formed in the early stages, young players can unleash their potential by fully demonstrating their skills. Coach Lim is the second oldest coach in the league after Choi Yun-gyeom, coach of Chungbuk Cheongju FC, but he is breathing with young players by using his experience as a high school and university leader. “It’s not difficult because I have experience in high school and college. Outside the playground, I’m trying to get rid of the wall. Inside the playground, the coach carries everything. Good players will come out. I think we can do it,” he said confidently.