Kim Dong-jin, who scored the goal that led FC Anyang to victory, clasped his hands in front of the fans. There had been no victory for a long time, and it was an expression of regret for the poor performance.
Anyang, led by coach Lee Woo-hyung, won 3-0 in the home game of the 37th round of Hana One Q K League 2 2023 against Seoul E-Land FC held at Anyang Sports Complex on the 28th. Anyang won thanks to Kim Dong-jin’s goal in the 3rd minute of the second half, Gong Min-hyeon in the 28th minute of the second half, and Kim Ha-jun’s additional goals in extra time in the second half.
Many heroes appeared, but the one who played the biggest role was Kim Dong-jin, who scored the first and final goal. Kim Dong-jin led Anyang to victory with the first goal, catching the ball in the air with his chest and kicking it high into the goal. It was a valuable goal that broke the balance of a somewhat frustrating game. Technically, there were no flaws.
Kim Dong-jin스포츠토토, who was interviewed after the game, said, “I think we won today for the first time in 9 games, but the difference between the performance in the first half and the second half was so big that it was mentally difficult for the entire team. It’s great to win in 9 games, and no matter what happens, we have 2 games left and 2 wins. “I think I have to do it and hope for a miracle to happen,” he said.
“I scored my first goal since the Seongnam match (on May 27th). It’s been a long time since I scored,” he said, recalling his latest goal. “I did what I practiced and it worked out well. After Changyong came in, he hit the back space from the middle. “I practiced a lot. I scored goals and had some good ones, but while I was training my image to the fans, there were no wins. We maintained good results in the first half of the year, but then there were many injuries and the pace dropped, so we held a ceremony to apologize to the fans. It was good, but I also felt sorry.” He explained the meaning of the ‘joined hands’ celebration shown in front of the supporters.
It is said that Anyang has recently made efforts to improve the atmosphere by holding separate team dinners centered on senior players. Kim Dong-jin, a senior player, is also playing a key role in supporting his junior players.
“Originally, we all ate together, but we did it because we had to find a breakthrough somehow. We had a meeting with the entire team’s coaching staff, and separately, the senior players gathered together and shared their opinions. There has to be a turning point. Trying something that has never been done before creates an atmosphere. It seems that creating a meeting with the senior team members, including the captain, led to good results. Other than the original team meeting, there were only meetings between close players and starting players to ‘let’s do something’. All players were there. “There were positive aspects to sharing opinions with analysts and spending time outside of soccer.”
A day later, on the 29th, a match will be held between 7th place Chungbuk Cheongju FC (48 points), who is closely chasing 6th place Anyang (48 points), and 8th place Jeonnam Dragons (47 points). Anyang members, including Kim Dong-jin, are hoping for a draw between the two teams. If Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, and Jeonnam draw, Anyang can maintain 6th place and aim to advance to the round of 5 playoffs more easily.
Kim Dong-jin shared his wish, saying, “There were many situations where I kicked the opponent while he was helping me. I think he will help me tomorrow as well. I think a draw would be best.”