“There are only a few matches left to play with my brother (Park) Joo-ho. I want to have more fun during the time I have left.”
These were Lee Seung-woo’s words to Park Joo-ho, who announced his retirement.
Suwon FC lost 0-2 to Suwon FC in the 15th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at 6 p.m. on the 28th at Suwon Sports Complex. With the loss, Gwangju is in eighth place with five wins, three draws and seven losses (18 points), while Suwon is in 10th place with four wins, three draws and eight losses (15 points) and has lost four straight matches.
Suwon had lost three straight games prior to this match. Suwon was in desperate need of a turnaround after their win over Gangwon on May 6. They came into the game against Gwangju desperate for a win, but they started to fall behind early on. Gwangju continued to harass the Suwon defense, led by Lee Hee-gyun and Thomas up front, while Jung Ho-yeon and Lee Sun-min in the center completely dominated the Suwon midfield.
Gwangju finally got on the board. In the 32nd minute of the second half, Gwangju won a corner kick and Timo finished off a loose ball with a header. Gwangju doubled their lead shortly thereafter. In the 39th minute, Asani’s direct shot after a breakthrough deflected off the defense and into the back of the net. The game ended with a 2-0 Gwangju victory and Suwon’s fourth straight loss.
Lee Seung-woo came on for Jang Jae-woong in the 15th minute of the first half. He had scored his first goal of the season in the previous match against Jeonbuk Hyundai, so he was looking to score in back-to-back games. Lee formed a frontline trio with Ras and Murillo, and the two of them pounded away at Gwangju’s goal.
However, Gwangju’s goal was hard to come by, and Suwon didn’t have many offensive chances. Suwon completely gave up the center of the field to Gwangju, and the details of their offense were hard to come by. In the end, Lee Seung-woo could only watch helplessly as the score was 0-2.
Suwon recently had another reason to rebound. Veteran Park Joo-ho, the team’s moral support, announced his retirement. Park has played a total of 73 league games for Suwon, starting from the 2021 season until today’s game against Gwangju, making him a veteran. However, on March 3, Park decided to hang up his soccer boots after this season, and Suwon announced that his retirement ceremony will be held on April 6 at Ulsan Hyundai Stadium.
Lee and Park have a close relationship. Park Joo-ho is the senior and older brother who gives sincere advice, while Lee Seung-woo is the junior and younger brother who is closer than anyone else. In particular, they often refer to each other in public. 메이저놀이터 At the Jeju Winter Training Media Camp in February, Park Joo-ho gave Lee Seung-woo some heartfelt advice about Lee’s European transfer rumors, saying, “Summer is the best time to transfer than winter” and “The most important thing in Europe is mental strength.” Lee Seung-woo also gave Park Joo-ho some heartfelt advice.
Lee also had some witty words for Park Joo-ho. Speaking about Park ahead of the season, Lee said, “(Park) hasn’t scored a goal in the K League yet. I hope he scores a goal this season so we can do a dance routine together,” showing their close relationship.