Daegu and Daejeon meet after 7 years. Even then메이저놀이터, the key player is Sejingya, the ‘King of Daepak’.
Daegu FC and Daejeon Hana Citizen will play the 8th round of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ at DGB Daegu Bank Park at 4:30 pm on the 22nd. Currently, Daegu is 10th with 6 points and Daejeon is 3rd with 14 points.
It is the first confrontation in 7 years. Daegu and Daejeon will face each other in the same league for the first time since K-League 2 in 2016. As time passed, most of the players who played for both teams left the team. But Sejingya is still alive and well. The freshman, who was in his first year at the time, becomes a veteran in his mid-30s and reunites with Daejeon.
For Sejingya, Daejeon is an opponent with special memories. This is because he scored the winning goal against Daejeon in the last game of his first year at the club and led the team to a 1-0 victory. Thanks to Sejingya’s life goal, Daegu succeeded in direct promotion. Cesingya, who was a loan student, also signed a three-year contract and continued to challenge the K-League. Since then, he has written a success story with Daegu, recording 82 goals and 54 assists in 214 K-League games.
However, the flow of the two teams has changed this year. Daejeon, a promoted team, is on a terrifying rise in the early K-League 1, which has returned after 8 years. Starting with Gangwon in the opening game, they beat Suwon and Seoul in turn to settle in the top ranks. In particular, it attracted attention by defeating Ulsan, who had been on a six-game winning streak since the opening of last weekend, 2-1.
In Daejeon, coach Lee Min-seong’s offensive soccer is holding both the process and the result. Even facing the leader Ulsan, he did not drop the line and directed a fun game. As a result, he scored 11 goals while winning 3 of the last 4 games, rising to the top of the score list. In addition, key players are showing good shape, with Thiago ranking 4th in scoring with 4 goals and Lee Jin-hyun ranking 1st in assists with 4 assists.
On the other hand, Daegu is off to a bad start. At the beginning of the season, they only won 1 win in 7 games, and fell to 10th place in the relegation zone. Cesingya’s injury caught his ankle. In the 4th round, they defeated Jeonbuk, the favorite, but Cesingya suffered a hamstring injury during training and withdrew from the team. In the meantime, the flow stopped with 1 draw and 2 losses.
Daegu is aiming for a rebound with Sejingya, who has returned from injury. Sejingya was substituted in the second half of the last game against Gwangju and was involved in two goals and had a successful comeback. With the addition of Sejingya, the checks were dispersed, and colleagues such as Edgar and Ko Jae-hyun also gained synergy. In the past and even now, what Daegu expects is the tip of Sejingya, the ‘King of Daepak’.