Midfielder Hong Hyun-seok, who is playing a big role in Gent, Belgium, recorded the 10th attack point in the league. His exquisite moves and passes that caught his opponent off guard were shining.
On the 20th (Korean time), at the Gelamco Arena in Gent, Belgium, Gent, 메이저놀이터 who played round 26 of the 2022-2023 Belgian Jupiler League, won 2-0 against OH Leuven. Previously, Ghent, which had been sluggish with 4 games without a win (1 draw, 3 losses), including the cup competition, broke the tie and started pursuing the top rankings again. Currently in 5th place
Hong Hyun-seok assisted with the opening goal. In the 4th minute of the second half, when the ball landed in front of Leuven, Hong Hyun-seok caught it with a clever first touch, lured the opposing defenses, and gave a surprise pass to the door. Hugo Kuipers, who received the pass, was in a no-mark status as two defenders and a goalkeeper gathered to block Hong Hyun-seok. Kuipers just had to push the ball into the empty goal.
It was the 10th attack point this season. He has 5 goals and 5 assists. In particular, the recent flow is very good. He has been leading the Hent attack by recording offensive points in the last three games in a row. Hong Hyun-seok, who had been driving attack points at the beginning of the season, failed to accumulate attack points in the 9 games he played from the end of October last year to the beginning of January this year. Recently, the flow has revived again.
In the 28th minute of the second half, Hong Hyun-seok’s attack point was not recorded in the additional goal situation, but he made an indirect contribution by passing the starting point. From the pass Hong Hyun-seok gave in a good rhythm, the team’s offensive development continued smoothly. Kuipers’ pass was completed by Sven Coombs.
Hong Hyeon-seok was also active as a kicker for free kicks and corner kicks. He played mostly selfless plays without a single shot, and set a team record with three key passes (passes that led to teammates’ shots). The contribution was high on both sides of the ball, including 1 dribble success, 1 aerial ball acquisition, 2 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 1 kick.
Hong Hyun-seok is the representative of the Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou in September. As the tournament was postponed for a year, the age of participation was adjusted from 23 to 24 years old. Along with Lee Kang-in (Mallorca), Hong Hyun-seok is the most anticipated European midfielder in the Asian Games.