Daegu FC head coach Choi Won-kwon has expressed안전놀이터 his hope that Edgar, who has returned from injury, can finish the season injury-free.
Choi’s Daegu will play away to nemesis Incheon United in the 15th round of the Hana One Q K League 2023, scheduled for 7 p.m. on the 27th at DGB Daegu Bank Park in Daegu. Choi returned Edgar to the starting lineup after being sidelined with an injury.
Speaking to the media before the game, Choi said, “We won the last game against Daejeon Hana Citizen and won our first back-to-back games of the season, so the team atmosphere is just the same. It’s a strength of our team that we always train in the same atmosphere,” he said, reflecting on the hard-fought win against Daejeon Hana.
Choi returned Edgar to the lineup against Incheon after being sidelined with an injury. “I hope he’s not injured,” Choi said. Sejingya and Edgar are really important players,” Choi said, adding, “When Edgar injured his Achilles last year, it was the second time, and I thought I would never see him again because of his age, but he came back. But in winter training, the weather wasn’t so good, so I didn’t feel as good as I thought I would. I didn’t feel as good as I thought I would, but we have to accept it. We need to use Edgar well,” he said.
When asked if Hwang Jae-won, who has been the lifeblood of the midfield, is playing too much by starting every game, Choi laughed: “It’s okay because he rested during the FA Cup.” “It’s not only (Hwang) Jae-won, but also (Go) Jae-hyun, and these players have to play a lot to prove themselves. Recently, I told the players, ‘If this is what it takes to play a lot, Son Heung-min should die’. Fortunately, they took it well,” he said. “They’re my players, so why wouldn’t they adjust?” he asked, adding, “Still, professionals should be able to do this.” He said he expects a lot from the two players who have become the centerpiece of the team.
“Obviously, the top teams are much better than us,” Choi said, when asked if a win in Incheon would put them in contention for second place. “It’s exciting to be in the thick of things like this. We’re a citizen club, but we want to set an example of how to survive. We fought relegation last year, so I wouldn’t go there even if I had to die. I’m trying to get a result somehow,” he said, indicating that he wants to give Daegu the most realistic answer.