A new gatekeeper was born to protect FC Seoul’s goal. Choi Cheol-won, who opened a new nest this season, is the main character.
Seoul won 2-1 against Incheon United in the ‘Gyeongin Derby’ in the first round of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ held at Sangam World Cup Stadium on the 25th at 4:30 pm.
On this day, Seoul’s goal was guarded by Choi Cheol-won. Cheol-Won Choi played an active part in Bucheon FC 1995 until last season and moved to Seoul this season. He was recruited to fill the void left by Yang Han-bin. Last season, he played 38 games in K League 2 and allowed only 40 runs, and had a solid ability to save, but K League 1 was his first step.
Coach Ahn Ik-soo sent Choi Cheol-won as the starter with infinite trust. Before the game, coach Ahn Ik-soo revealed the reason for choosing him as the starter, saying, “I showed a good performance in K League 2. I worked hard in winter training to prove my good appearance in K League 1.”
Director Ahn Ik-soo’s faith worked. Even though it was his first start, Choi Cheol-won led the team to victory by showing stable saves and coordination of defense. Although he scored one run, he showed several saves and did not concede an extra run.
After the game, Choi Cheol-won briefly expressed his feelings, saying, “I was very nervous and nervous, but I feel grateful that I showed a good image to the fans.” 메이저놀이터
In particular, Choi Cheol-won’s last-minute save in the second half saved the team from a crisis. In the second half of the extra time when the score was 2-1, he blocked Delbridge’s shot with his body and showed a save that kept the 3 points. Choi Cheol-won said calmly, “I should feel really good, but I was a little calm. I should feel really good inside, but I was a little calm.”
He added, “The game isn’t over yet, and I like it a lot, but if I score another goal, I think it will happen again. I think I did it to keep a little neutral.”
With this victory, Seoul gained confidence. In particular, Cheol-Won Choi is expected to crack down on Seoul’s back gate, proving the saving index he showed in K-League 2 in K-League 1 as well.