Two wingers representing the K-League, Hyun-jun Yang (21, Gangwon FC) and Sang-ho Na (27, FC Seoul) will face off.
Gangwon and Seoul will play the 9th round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 at Chuncheon Songam Sports Town at 7 pm on the 26th.
Eyes gather at the toes of Yang Hyeon-jun and Na Sang-ho. The two are recognized as the aces of Gangwon and Seoul. Both can play on both sides, and this season they are mainly active on the right line. The fact that they wear number 7 side by side is also common. Coincidentally, Yang Hyeon-jun and Na Sang-ho recorded 8 goals and 4 assists in the K-League 1 last year.
This season has been completely mixed. Yang Hyun-joon, who won the Young Player Award last year, played in 7 games in the 2023 season, but did not score. Last month, his nose fracture injury and sluggishness overlapped. He seems to be going through ‘growing pains’.
Gangwon coach Choi Yong-soo, ahead of the match against Gwangju FC on the 23rd (0-0 draw), said, “I supported it, but I have to go through (difficulties) myself. I wonder if the hard times in the stadium can be a medicine for the players. At times like this, I hope to enjoy it more comfortably and without burden.” However, he missed a great chance right before the end of the match against Gwangju and failed to score. However, it is a good thing that his outstanding dribbling ability has revived.
Na Sang-ho boasts the best goal-making ability in the K-League. He entered the top scorer race at the beginning of the season with 5 goals in 8 appearances this season. In particular, he has been showing off his rising senses by scoring goals in the last 4 games in a row. This is a step forward after attending the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. 안전놀이터
Na Sang-ho, who became the top scorer (16 goals) in the 2nd division in the 2018 season, is now greedy for the K-League 1 top scorer award. After winning the super match on the 22nd, he said through a relayer, “I am trying to run passionately to increase my scoring power. He tried to create a good situation during training and also helped his teammates,” he said. “I want to challenge (the top scorer) all the time. I want to add three names to the record for consecutive goals in the K-League.” If you add a goal against Gangwon, you can rise to the top of the score.
The team atmosphere is also very different. Gangwon has not won in 8 matches (4 draws and 4 losses) since the opening. On the other hand, Seoul is competing for the lead with Ulsan Hyundai and Pohang Steelers, recording 5 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. Kang Won and Yang Hyeon-joon desperately need a ‘rebound’. Seoul and Na Sang-ho aim for ‘lead’. This is why the confrontation between two teams with clear motivation and key strikers is attracting attention.