‘Return to starter after 2 years’ Ansan Lee Geun-ho “I was happy just playing in the game”

Ansan Greeners striker Lee Geun-ho expressed his feelings about returning to the starting lineup after about two years.

On the 6th, Ansan and Gyeongnam FC, who played the 12th round of the Hana One Q K League 2 2023 at Ansan Wa~ Stadium in Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, drew 1-1. Ansan’s Gabriel scored the first goal in the first half, and Mo Jae-hyeon of Gyeongnam balanced the score in the second half. In the 33rd minute of the second half, Ansan defender Jang Yu-seop was sent off, but Ansan did not allow an additional run despite being outnumbered.

There was a welcome name in the Ansan starting lineup that day. Striker Lee Geun-ho, who joined ahead of this season, recovered from an injury and made a brisk return as a starter, working with Gabriel. It was a return match to be played in about two months after the opening round trip. Before the match, Ansan coach Lim Jong-heon announced that he planned to play 45 minutes on the day, saying, “He is a player who can fill the weight.”

Lee Geun-ho, whom we met in the joint coverage area (Mixed Zone) after the game, said, “The decision to participate was suddenly made. The coach asked if I could play, and I conveyed my desire to play in the first half because I was returning after a long time and it would be difficult to keep up with the tempo if I played as a substitute. I gave it to you,” he explained the background of the selection decision.

This match was also the first start in about two years. Lee Geun-ho suffered a cruciate ligament injury after starting against Chungnam Asan FC on April 25, 2021, when he was a member of Sangmu Kim, and had a long gap.

Lee Keun-ho said, “It was my first start in two years. I was happy to play in the game itself. It didn’t come out as well as I expected, but in a way, it’s natural. It’s greedy to want that right now. First of all, I finished the game without getting hurt. I think of it positively. Now I will do it with the mindset of starting over.”

Gabriel, who started with Lee Keun-ho in the Gyeongnam match, showed a fierce appearance by scoring the opening goal. In the last 4 games including this day, 3 goals and 1 help are in good condition. If Lee Keun-ho’s physical condition improves, Ansan will be able to equip an attacking team with a sense of weight, as coach Lim said.

Regarding his attacking partner, Gabriel, Lee Geun-ho said, “He is definitely good offensively and uses his left foot well. If we entrust Gabriel with what he is good at and I fill in his shortcomings, our offensive line can become stronger. seems to be,” he said.메이저놀이터

In February, Lee Geun-ho, who was preparing for the opening, set 20 attack points, 10 goals and 10 assists as goals for the new season in his new team. An injury delayed the start, but the goal remains the same. Lee Keun-ho laughed, saying, “Even if there are only three games left, I will play with the thought of achieving my goal in the remaining games.”

He continued, “I have not been able to help the team before. If I continue to play well from now on, I will be able to achieve this. I think the important thing is how quickly the performance improves.”

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