10 March 2024

Will Lingard exceed ‘Lim Young-woong’ and Kim Ki-dong exceed ‘Burden’

By pestfood.com

The “Kyungin Derby” between FC Seoul and Incheon United, which growls when they meet each other. Jesse Lingard, a former member of the England national team and Manchester United, appears in a fierce match, raising expectations different from before.

Lingard’s popularity has given Seoul the possibility to break the record for spectatorship in a single K-League match, making fans excited. Meanwhile, Seoul coach Kim Ki-dong is trying to establish himself by overcoming pressure from all sides, including the cloud of spectators who will come to see Lingard and the home opening performance.

Seoul will play a home game against Incheon in the second round of Hana Bank’s K-League 1 2024 at Seoul World Cup Stadium at 4 p.m. on Saturday. It will be Seoul’s home opener for this season.

Lingard, who made his debut as a substitute for fans in the away match of Gwangju FC in the first round, is also likely to make his home debut on the day. Fans who predict this and plan to come to the Seoul World Cup Stadium boast a huge scale.

As of the 9th, “We are running towards 41,000 people,” a Seoul team official said about Lingard’s popularity as the number of spectators. Since the K-League began counting paid spectators in 2018, the largest number of spectators in a single game was 45,007 on the day Seoul invited Lim Young-woong to a demonstration event against Daegu FC on April 8 last year. According to the trend so far, there is a possibility that Lingard will break Lim Young-woong’s record and write his name at the top of the history of the most spectators in the K-League.

Meanwhile, coach Kim, who lost 0-2 after playing a “tactician battle” with Gwangju coach Lee Jung-hyo from the first round, is surrounded by more burdens, including Lingard’s popularity in the second round, his first home opener since moving to Seoul, Gyeongin Derby, and his first win. 유흥알바

Coach Kim, who consistently put Pohang at the top of the list and even gave him the FA Cup title, is another story to prove in Seoul, Ulsan, Suwon, and Jeonbuk, which are now called the “four major clubs in the K-League,” considering their reputation and size. Of course, even if Kim loses in the first round, if he catches a second-round home game against Incheon, which has a lot at stake, he can receive a great boost from his performance as Seoul’s coach.

Whether Lingard will break Lim Young-woong’s record of crowd mobilization and whether Kim will be able to save face as the head coach of Seoul after shedding numerous burdens can be confirmed through the Gyeongin Derby showdown at 4 p.m.