Suwon FC’s Lee Seung-woo scored a brace to help his team to victory. He made it clear that he is still a Suwon FC player despite recent transfer speculation.
안전놀이터 Suwon FC won 2-1 away from home against Gangwon FC in the 27th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Gangneung Sports Complex at 7 p.m. on April 19. Despite conceding an early goal to Gangwon’s Kang Too-ji in the first half, the Suwon FC team managed to secure three valuable points thanks to Lee Seung-woo’s equalizer early in the second half and Yoon Beom-garam’s late winner just before the end of the match.
The win was a big one for Suwon FC. Suwon FC had recently lost Zupo Ras to a drunk driving arrest, and the team’s spirits were greatly dampened by a heavy defeat against Jeju United in the previous round. However, they managed to come from behind to win on the road, which was a confidence booster.
Lee Seung-woo started and led the team’s attack. He was all over the place in the center and on the flanks, sometimes even defending to help his teammates. In the third minute of the second half, he found the back of the net inside the box off a pass from Bautersson. The pass came slightly behind him and he took an ambiguous touch that sent the ball backwards, but he got another chance against the Gangwon defense and eventually converted it into a goal.
“I’m happy to get three important points in a difficult away game, and I’ll prepare well for next week’s game against Incheon,” said Lee Seung-woo in the post-match interview.
He also talked about his scoring situation. “It wasn’t an easy ball to finish, as the timing of the cross and the rush were not perfect. It was a bit of a lucky break, but Lee was focused and successful in his goal hunt. “I tried to focus on the game as much as possible,” he said. I tried not to lose my focus on the ball in the situation, and luckily it came to me and I was able to put it in,” he explained.
With Rath out, the pressure was on Lee to lead the offense. But Lee had faith in his teammates: “We have Kim Hyun, so there’s no pressure. He did a good enough job last year and this year. Last season, he scored a lot of goals compared to his playing time, and I think he’s doing a good job since he joined the team this season. I hope we can work well together and score a lot of offensive points in the remaining games.”
Still, there is a frontline concern on Kim’s mind. In fact, he talked about it in the interview. When asked about his role in this situation, Lee said, “I can play any role on the field. My style is different from Kim’s. Our versatility is different, our physicality is different, and our favorite plays are different. We have different advantages when we go in separately. When we go in together, we are different players, so I think we work well together.”
Recently, transfer rumors have surfaced. Italian Serie A clubs were reportedly interested. But Lee was adamant. “First of all, I’m giving my best to Suwon FC,” he said. “That’s not my job, that’s the job of the club, the club’s job, the club’s job, and the agent’s job. I’m a Suwon FC player now, so I’m going to do my best.”
“Last month, it was so hot that it was hard to breathe, but this game against Gangwon was the coolest I’ve played in months. Fortunately, I think it was less difficult, but the weather is a variable,” he concluded the interview.