‘Participation in European expedition international match debut’ Lee Soon-min “I feel like I wake up at dawn and run” [On-site interview]

‘Participation in European expedition international match debut’ Lee Soon-min “I feel like I wake up at dawn and run” [On-site interview]

Gwangju FC key midfielder Lee Soon-min confessed that he is still having a hard time adjusting to jet lag after traveling to Europe for the international match in September.

Gwangju won 1-0 thanks to Heo Yul’s opening goal in the 4th minute of the first half in the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 30th round away game against FC Seoul held at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 17th. Gwangju, which added 3 points, maintained 3rd place with 13 wins, 9 draws, and 8 losses, and 48 points. On the other hand, Seoul failed to overturn the ranking (5th place) with 11 wins, 10 draws, 9 losses, and 43 points.

On this day, Soon-min Lee started as a central midfielder along with Hee-gyun Lee and played full time, leading the team to victory. Throughout the game, he delivered passes at the right time, and when a crisis came, he blocked the opponent’s attack with a bold tackle. The defense, which traded warnings and conceding goals, was also impressive.

This season, Lee Soon-min is playing as a key midfielder for Gwangju. Before this game, he had appeared in 28 games, scoring 1 goal and 2 assists. Based on this performance, he was selected for the soccer team led by Jürgen Klinsmann and went on a trip to England in September. Soon-min Lee, who made his dream national team debut against Wales, came on as a substitute in the second half against Saudi Arabia and helped Klinsmann achieve his first win.

However, the time difference with England could never be ignored. She returned home on the 14th and confessed that although it has been three days since she returned to Korea, she is having a hard time adjusting to the time difference. Lee Soon-min, whom we met in the mixed zone after the Seoul game on the fourth day, confessed the difficulty of adjusting to jet lag, saying, “It feels like I wake up at dawn and run.”

바카라사이트I thought it would be difficult because we didn’t have a single win against Seoul this season and it was an away game. As a result, I want to attach meaning to the fact that we got three points,” said Lee Soon-min, who said, “I haven’t even adapted to the jet lag yet. In fact, I’m waking up at dawn right now to play.” “I feel like I wake up around 3 a.m. and play a game,” he said, laughing.

However, he added that his A-match debut was a valuable experience, saying, “It is an experience I am grateful for. I have to overcome this. Because I experienced it once again, I think I can grow as a player by experiencing many things and newer experiences. I am trying to accept it positively.” .

He also revealed that he can now sympathize with the fact that players playing in Europe brought up the issue of time lag every time they participated in an international match.

Soon-min Lee said, “I really sympathize. It was difficult when I went to England, and it was also difficult when I came to Korea because of the time difference. I think it will be very difficult if I go back and forth often.” He added, “After listening to a lot of stories, I think mindset is more important than being conscious of such things. The body is what you think. I was very tired and tired today, but I tried my best not to think about it. Prepare as usual, think as usual,

He then joked, “If you call me back to the national team, I will have to go. I will run from Gwangju.”

Regarding his experience with Son Heung-min on the national team, “Everything was an episode. I went down to eat breakfast and every single thing was impressive, starting with Heung-min unpacking his food in front of me. Even though it was my first time there, he took great care of me. If you need anything, please let me know at any time. “I was so grateful because it felt like everything was resolved through those conversations,” he said, expressing his gratitude to Son Heung-min.

Before the game, coach Lee Jeong-hyo said, “Lee Soon-min went to the national team and came back after being reset. He was scolded a lot to correct various parts.”

Regarding this, Soon-min Lee said, “I think I was unable to continue the things I had been doing in Gwangju since I went to a new team. It seemed like the players trained very hard during the break. After leaving the team and then coming back, they seemed to be lacking in adapting to those aspects. “I think I saw it,” he reflected.

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