Lee Han-beom performed well throughout the game, but blamed himself for conceding a goal at the end.

FC Seoul drew 2-2 with Pohang Steelers in the 25th round of the ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 7:30 pm on the 4th. With one point, Seoul maintained 3rd place in the league.

The first half ended 0-0 after a tight match, and both teams pulled the reins of the attack in the second half, aiming for the opening goal. The one who laughed first was Seoul. Seoul took the lead early in the second half with Kim Shin-jin’s goal. They soon conceded an equalizer to Oberdan, but Palošević scored and took the lead again. Seoul’s lead continued until the end of the second half.안전놀이터

It was in extra time in the second half that Seoul’s 3 points turned into 1 point. In the second half of extra time, Pohang took a corner kick, and Ha Chang-rae scored a dramatic equalizer to bring the game back to square one. Seoul tried to score an extra goal until just before the final whistle sounded, but the game ended in a 2-2 draw.

After the game, I met Lee Han-beom in the Mixed Zone. Lee Han-beom, who started the game that day, played good defense throughout the game and prevented Pohang from attacking. In the second half of the free kick situation, he committed a foul and gave away a penalty kick, but thanks to Baek Jong-beom’s save, the crisis was over. Except for the penalty kick scene, Lee Han-beom secured Seoul’s back gate with a challenging but stable defense.

Lee Han-beom looked a little gloomy. It was unavoidable. Even if a defender does well in the 85th minute, if he concedes in the last 5 minutes, he becomes guilty. Lee Han-beom played a big role in the match for 90 minutes, but he had no choice but to bow his head at the equalizer in the second half of extra time.

Lee Han-beom started the interview with a brief impression of the game, saying, “It’s just a pity. It seems to be a lot of pity.”

He asked about the conversations between the players and coach Ahn Ik-soo in the locker room. After the game, coach Ahn Ik-soo pointed out that it was his negligence that he allowed a dramatic equalizer and was unable to earn 3 points. I also told this story to Lee Han-beom.

Lee Han-beom said, “I had to concentrate a little more because it happened every time, but I couldn’t. It seems that everyone just stayed quiet. “I think the second goal was a player’s personal problem, not a team’s tactical problem. I did the same, and the players were not able to concentrate. I don’t think it’s the manager’s responsibility.”

He also brought up a story about the scene where he gave away a penalty kick. Lee Han-beom said, “I lacked concentration overall. It seems that extending my leg to block the shot led to a penalty kick. Still, I thought it was fortunate that (Baek) Jong-beom blocked it. In the first run, I did not see the situation on the other side. In front of him, Young-Jun Ko was in a free state, so he attached to Young-Jun Ko. Then, when I looked to the other side, there was no one.”

Lee Han-beom then blamed himself, saying, “You may think that the team lost as a whole and conceded, but in the end, I think it was the center backs’ fault, and I and (Kim) Joo-seong are responsible.”

Lee Han-beom regretted that he continued to allow goals even while the team felt that they had strengthened. Lee Han-beom said with a bitter expression, “As it is today, I feel that the whole team has become stronger as a whole. But, like the last game and this game, unfortunately, I allowed a run, so it seems to be regretful.”

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