The golden age of Korean coaches is unfolding again in the Chinese Super League. Two Korean directors, Seo Jeong-won and Choi Kang-hee, are competing for the ‘virtually first place’.
On the 8th, in the 21st round of the 2023 Chinese Super League regular season, two Korean coaches, Choi Kang-hee (Shandung Taishan) and Seo Jeong-won (Chengdu Rongcheng), played a resourceful confrontation. The result ended in Chengdu’s 1-0 victory, with a winning goal in the 33rd minute by Kim Min-woo, who played for Sagan Tosu, Suwon Samsung, and Sangju.
Coach Choi Kang-hee’s Shandong Taishan also tried to turn around by introducing naturalized players such as Fei Nanduo (Fernando) and Magal Liangis, but in the end, they failed to break through coach Seo Jeong-won’s Chengdu due to unfortunate circumstances such as VAR goal cancellation. It was his first goalless game since taking office.
Before the game, the two coaches expressed their delight to meet each other in other countries, saying, “See you later after it’s over” (Choi Kang-hee) and “Yes, I understand” (Seo Jeong-won).
After the match, coach Seo Jeong-won said, “I already knew coach Choi Kang-hee well in Korea. Today, I took advantage of the gap between the opponents (between the defenses) to launch an attack,” citing his impressions of meeting Choi and the factors behind his victory.
Coach Choi Kang-hee said, “There was no rotation, and the players couldn’t wake up mentally because of the win streak.” “, he said.
With this victory, coach Seo Jung-won’s Chengdu Rongcheng rose to the ‘de facto first place’.
Of course, Shanghai Haigang is in first place with a 16-point gap, but this season, as they have received ‘referee preference’ several times, which is incomprehensible to common sense, soccer fans other than Haigang supporters acknowledge Haigang’s first place, but instead take a practical 1st place. Chengdu (36 points, 2nd place) and Shandong (35 points, 3rd place) are the top picks.메이저놀이터
On the other hand, a small number of fans raised their voices calling for the appointment of the national team, saying that these two coaches were “the most suitable people as national team coaches”.