Daejeon Hana Citizen, who returned to the K-League 1 after 8 years, will play a home opening game against Gangwon FC.
Daejeon will play the first round of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ against Gangwon FC at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 26th (Sun) at 4:30 pm.
Daejeon and Gangwon meet again in K-League 1 after two years. In the last 2021, Daejeon suffered a reverse defeat in the second round of the promotion playoffs, Gangwon, and unfortunately drank at the threshold of promotion. However, in 2022, greeted with the determination of an incisive judge, Daejeon, which ended the season in second place, defeated Sangmu Kim Cheon in the promotion playoffs and confirmed advancement to the first division. Against Gangwon, who reunited after about a year and three months in the K-League 1, Daejeon is promising revenge through a hot victory.
Daejeon started preparing for the new season quickly with coach Lee Min-seong, who led the promotion. Daejeon, which boasted top-notch power in the K-League 2, succeeded in evenly reinforcing across all positions to make a new leap forward in the first division. Two of the best players in the K-League 2 last season joined the offense. Yoo Kang-hyun and Thiago, who both scored the most goals (19 goals), are in charge of the front line. On the defensive side, Oh Jae-seok, Kim Hyun-woo, and Azerbaijan national team defender Anton joined newly. The first-class contributors to the promotion are also healthy. Joo Se-jong, who joined on loan in the second half of last season and added stability to the midfield, was fully recruited, and Lee Jin-hyun and Seo Young-jae also signed new contracts.
The key player in Daejeon, who is aiming for a splendid comeback in the K-League 1 through a hot victory in the home opener, is Ju Se-jong. Joo Se-jong is a veteran midfielder who has experienced the K-League as well as the Korean national soccer team. Joo Se-jong, who wore a Daejeon uniform on loan last summer, quickly became a key player in Daejeon. Joo Sejong coordinated the game with his wide field of vision and excellent kicking ability, and added stability to the team by serving as the primary defensive line. He was also in charge of set piece kickers such as corner kicks and free kicks, and also recorded assists at crucial moments. He played a total of 19 games until the promotion playoffs last season, scoring one goal and three assists. Outside of the game, it was a big help in the match. As much as he has rich experience, he has been the center of the team as a senior player in the team. Coach Lee Min-seong, who highly appreciated this, appointed Joo Se-jong as the new captain this season. This is the reason why we expect Ju Se-jong in this Gangwon match.
On the other hand, Daejeon Hana Citizen welcomes fans with generous prizes and various events to celebrate the home opening game in the K League 1 after 8 years. Various prizes such as electric cars, scooters, refrigerators, and iPads will be presented to visitors through a lottery. 안전놀이터 The giveaway event can be participated on the Hana Bank Smartphone Banking (Hana One Q) event page from 14:30 on the match day (2/26) until the end of the first half. In addition, there are various things to enjoy and food such as air bounce, cannon shooter challenge, photo zone, face painting, and food truck outside the market.
On the 16th, Daejeon started booking tickets for the home opening game online through the ‘Hana One Q’ app. Interest in Daejeon, which has returned to the K-League 1, and football fever, have already exceeded 15,000. Manager Lee Min-seong and the players are determined to repay the fans with a victory in the opening match at home to repay the enthusiastic support.