Park Kwang-il won the game with a free kick wonder goal. After the game, the team expressed their sincere gratitude to the ‘Golden Crew’ (Gimpo FC supporters).
Gimpo FC defeated Seoul Eland FC 1-0 in the 22nd round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 at Mokdong Sports Complex at 7 p.m. on the 18th. With the win, Gimpo leapfrogged into third place.
Gimpo played their first match in just three days. Head coach Choi Jung-woon rested Lewis and Jun Ning-yo at the same time to conserve stamina. The first half was dominated by Seoul Eland, who returned from a ten-day break. Gimpo responded to their offense with a calm defense.
The balance shifted in the second half. It was Gimpo who took the lead. In the eighth minute of the second half, they won a free kick opportunity in front of the arc box. Kicker Park Kwang-il took a bold direct shot, and the ball took a sharp trajectory and landed in the corner of the net for the first goal. In the remaining time, Gimpo settled down to consolidate and eventually earned a valuable victory.
After the match, we caught up with Park Kwang-il in the Mix Zone, who had a rare career as a youngster, playing for Matsumoto Yamaga, Mito Holyhawk and Ehime in the Japanese J-League, as well as Serangor in the Malaysian Super League and Pune City in the Indian Super League.
Park made his K League debut with the Jeonnam Dragons in 2018 and joined Gimpo this year after playing for Gyeongnam FC. After scoring his debut goal at the age of 32 against Chungnam Asan FC in the 19th round, Park scored his second goal today against Seoul Eland. Gimpo won the game thanks to a goal from Park Kwang-il, who walked onto the field wearing the captain’s armband.
Park said, “It was a tough game with hot weather. The whole team played very hard and I think we were able to win because everyone did their best,” Park said.
On the wonder goal, Park said, “It was my favorite position. I was like, ‘I’m going to go for it,’ so I shot it. I’ve always been confident with direct free kicks, and I’ve been practicing.” 먹튀검증
When asked if his teammates congratulated him, he said, “They congratulated me a lot because it was a free kick, and they were happy because it was a goal. I think my goal gave us a boost, so I’m proud and happy. The coach seemed to congratulate me as well,” he said.
“I’ve never been much of a goal scorer. In college and high school, I scored quite a few free kicks, but it didn’t work out in the pros, so now that it’s happened, I want to be involved in scoring as much as possible and help the team climb higher in the standings.”
Park Kwang-il led his teammates with the captain’s armband. “I feel a lot of responsibility and pressure. I’m probably among the top players along with (Park) Cheong-hyo and some others. I feel pressure, but I’m focused on solving it somehow and winning with my teammates.”
During the interview, his younger teammates joked around. When asked if he felt the generation gap, he said, “I just go with my style. I don’t know if they feel the generation gap. We eat together, we drink coffee together. I like all the guys.