바카라사이트Gwangju FC head coach Lee Jung-hyo said, “Gangwon played a play to delay time, which I think is not a professional attitude, and I hope they don’t expect ‘manner ball’ from us in the future.” Lee’s comments can be interpreted as referring to a tackle by Jung Ho-yeon on Park Sang-hyuk in the 22nd minute of the game.
Lee’s comments can be interpreted as a reference to the situation that occurred after Jung Ho-yeon tackled Park Sang-hyuk near the halfway line in the 22nd minute. In particular, it was a direct response to the fact that he touched the ball first during the tackle, which led to a situation where Gwangju continued to attack and could have scored.
Lee’s frustration was particularly evident in the press conference, where he continued to speak directly to the media after his questions were answered. Referee Ko Hyung-jin blew his whistle when Park Sang-hyuk, who was knocked down in the tackle, was unable to get up for some time afterwards, complaining of pain, and Gwangju were eventually forced to stop their attack while still in possession, but the comments were unfortunate given the obligation to protect their players. If Park was not injured and was just lying down to stall for time, it could be a problem. However, he was in the middle of a contest and the collision could have easily led to a serious injury. The actual stud went deep into his ankle, so the reference to stalling and ‘manner ball’ is a bit unfortunate.
Furthermore, it is a contradiction in terms for the coach to criticise the time delay. On the day, Gwangju took a 1-0 lead after Timo’s goal in second-half stoppage time, but goalkeeper Lee Jun delayed the goal kick. It was clear that the team was trying to buy as much time as possible with the lead. Referee Ko Hyung-jin immediately produced a yellow card.Of course, ‘manner ball’ is not a big deal under the rules. Moreover, Lee said, “I always order my players to play straight away and not to waste time. I don’t think we did anything wrong,” he said.
However, ‘fair play’ should be prioritised before fierce competition. Instead of being overly competitive, players should be able to protect each other in a spirit of fair play. It would have been better if Lee had been more careful in his remarks, as he only mentioned Kang Won’s delaying behaviour and not the behaviour of the Gwangju players.