FC Seoul moved into sole possession of second place on goal difference over Jeju with a win over Gangwon.
FC Seoul defeated Gangwon FC 1-0 in the 15th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 on Monday at Seoul World Cup Stadium.
With the win, Seoul moved into sole possession of second place with eight wins, three draws and four defeats and 27 points, tied with Jeju on goal difference.
The rainy match drew a crowd of 1,419 fans to Seoul World Cup Stadium. This is well below their home average this season. However, it’s certainly comparable to the other teams this season.
The reason for the crowds in Seoul is simple. The team is doing well. Although they’re a point behind leaders Ulsan, they’ve been in a tight second-place battle this season.
It’s a complete turnaround from the bottom of the standings in recent years. Coach Ahn Ik-soo, his coaching staff, and the players are doing their best.
They have completely changed the atmosphere of the team and improved their performance. The biggest change is the team’s commute to and from the stadium.
Usually, K League clubs travel to the stadium together before a game, but Seoul has made a change.
Starting this season, the team implemented a voluntary commute system. Seoul head coach Ahn Ik-soo explains that the idea is to “instill active, not passive, thinking in the players, which will lead to their growth.” Players can commute to the stadium on their own time and in their own way.
If they live far from home or don’t have a car, they can take a team bus from Guri GS Champions Park.
Players who report to the stadium on their own will be able to prepare for the game in the Players’ Lounge, which is located inside the Seoul World Cup Stadium. 메이저사이트 The lounge consists of a large TV, sofas, and round tables. The walls are decorated with pride for Seoul’s 40th anniversary. The table under the TV was stocked with a variety of drinks to quench your thirst and fruit and other snacks to satisfy your hunger. It’s a buffet system where you grab your own food and go to your table or couch.
The team was given freedom, but not as a right. The athletes who received the favors were able to compete more intensely.
Seoul’s key striker Na Sang-ho said, “They took care of us and gave us freedom. I don’t want to say thank you, but I want to repay him on the field.” As Na Sang-ho said, Seoul’s players are proving the club’s generosity with their performance. The club’s graciousness is transforming the city of Seoul.