Gwangju FC coach Lee Jung-hyo showed off his presence properly at the opening media day.
On the 20th, at 1:00 pm, the opening media day of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ was held at The-K Hotel Geomungo Hall located in Yangjae-dong, Seocho-gu. Managers and captains of each K-League 1 team attended and expressed their feelings and determination ahead of the new season.
Director Lee Jung-hyo was stealing attention from the moment he appeared. He put on his chief’s uniform backwards and sat down. On this day, the coaches were dressed in suits, and the players came out wearing their home uniforms. Gwangju was the only place where both the coach and players wore uniforms.
There was a story. Regarding the reason for wearing the uniform upside down, coach Lee Jeong-hyo explained the reason, saying, “Lee Eutteum did very well during winter training, but he suffered a major injury a week ago. I thought it would be a bigger comfort than words, so I came out wearing it.” 안전놀이터
Lee Eutteum is a player who played a key role in the promotion of Gwangju last season. He played 30 K-League 2 games and recorded 2 goals and 9 assists, ranking second in assists. However, on the 14th, he suffered a clavicle fracture in a practice match against Gyeongju KHNP and was forced to leave for a long time.
Director Lee showed his presence not only with his clothes but also with his determination. From his first determination, he said, “Remaining is not the goal. I want Suwon fans to know about our football from the first game away. I will prepare well.”
When asked to predict the quarterfinals this season, he replied, “The top teams will try to catch our team to reach the quarterfinals, but they will not give up points easily.”
Every time director Lee Jung-hyo spoke, the fans in attendance reacted with “Oh~”. From the moment he wore the uniform for his pupil to the end of Media Day, director Lee Jung-hyo was a ‘scenesterer’.
Although Gwangju is a promoted team this season, it is considered the weakest team and could have become a sidekick for Media Day. However, coach Lee showed his presence and became a team that received more attention than anyone else.