Jeonbuk Hyundai head coach Dan Petrescu (55) has opened up about his relationship with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) coach Luis Enrique (53).
Jeonbuk Hyundai will host PSG in the third leg of the Coupang Play Series at the Busan Asiad Stadium on March 3. Petrescu and Hong Jung-ho attended the pre-match press conference on the 2nd, one day before the match.
Jeonbuk, the team with the most wins in the K League, and PSG, the team with the most wins in the Ligue 1, met. “For the players, the team and the fans, this friendly will be a good match,” said Petrescu. “I told the players that they will not have many chances to meet a team like this, so let’s prepare well.”메이저사이트
Jeonbuk Hyundai players hold an open training session at the Busan Asiad Stadium on the afternoon of Feb. 2. /Photo=News1
Jeonbuk has a weekend league match and a midweek FA Cup match next week. When asked how he plans to organize his lineup ahead of the big games, he said, “We will have the players in the first and second halves play on different teams. We will split them up as much as possible for 45 minutes each.”
Petrescu and Luis Enrique played for Chelsea and Barcelona respectively in the late 1990s and early 2000s. When asked if he spoke to Enrique before the game, Petrescu said, “I’ve played against him and we know each other well. My friend Georgi Popescu played for Barcelona,” he said, “I remember him because I was teammates with him.”
“We spoke briefly before the game and he told me he was happy that Enrique came to PSG. He said he was happy in Paris. We had a small talk like that.”
Hong Jung-ho. /Photo=News1
Jeonbuk Hyundai players in training. /Photo=News1
Captain Hong Jeong-ho said the player he is most excited to see at PSG is Lee Kang-in. “If Lee Kang-in plays tomorrow, I will be happy and it will be a good memory. I hope he plays a little bit, and it’s a good experience to play against the most famous player in the world, Neymar.”
When asked about which PSG players he would like to swap jerseys with, he said, “I talked to the players for a while, but Moon Sun-min wants to swap with Neymar. Baek Seung-ho wants to swap with Lee Kang-in. Park Jin