Gwangju, which was barren for soccer, is excited by the enthusiasm of cheering for Gwangju FC, which is causing a sensation in the professional soccer K-League this season.
Although there is no overwhelming star player, coach Lee Jung-hyo, a young master, is catching the fans’ eyes with hot attacking soccer, leading potential prospects and real players.
Reporter Koh Woo-ri assists.
5th place in the K League 1 and advanced to the round of 16 in the FA Cup.
This is the performance that Gwangju FC is maintaining as of two months after the opening of professional football in the 2023 season.
It is an unstoppable rise that cannot be seen as the performance of a team that has just been promoted from the second division.
Since the game against Incheon on the 18th of last month, only the last 5 matches, including the FA Cup match, have recorded 4 wins and 1 loss.
Performance is also performance, but the charm of Gwangju soccer that fans are enthusiastic about is the hot attack power.
Head coach Lee Jung-hyo’s offensive strategy, which shouts “attack forward” without hesitation even when facing a strong team, is the most noteworthy in the K-League this season. 메이저놀이터
The away match against Daegu FC on the 16th, when both teams scored a total of 7 goals, was selected as the best match in the 7th round.
▶ Interview: Ahn Young-gyu / Captain of Gwangju FC
- “The atmosphere went to the point where it could have been bad, but we continued that atmosphere as we did not give up and played until the end and got 3 points.”
In the face-to-face match against Gangwon FC in the 8th round at home tomorrow, the first strategy is ‘attack’.
▶ Interview: Lee Jeong-hyo / Gwangju FC coach
- “I think many fans will come to the stadium. I think they are just thinking about how to score more goals.”
Attention is focusing on whether Gwangju FC, which is bringing a fresh breeze to the K-League with its all-time attacking football, will be able to win three league victories in a row by holding on to Gangwon.