The second game of the Coupang Play Series was held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 30th between AT Madrid and Manchester City. AT Madrid coach Simeone looks disappointed. Photo = Yonhap News
He won a pleasant victory over Spain’s prestigious Atletico Madrid (AT Madrid) and Europe’s strongest Manchester City (Manchester City, England), which won the treble (three gold medals) last season, and left unforgettable memories in Korea.
AT Madrid beat Manchester City 2-1 in the second round of the Coupang Play Series at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 30th, thanks to consecutive goals by Memphis Depay and Yanik Carrasco in the second half.
AT Madrid, which lost 2-3 in the first leg of the team’s K League and Coupang Play Series, finished two consecutive pre-season games in Korea with one win and one loss. In particular, he showed off his impressive performance against Manchester City and returned to Spain with a lighter step.
AT Madrid coach Diego Simeone said at a press conference after the match, “I thank the fans for waiting for me even though it rained and the weather was bad,” adding, “I was very satisfied today because the stadium was full of AT Madrid’s red-black uniform.”
“The citizens of Korea had respect and order,” he said. “It was a little hard to see traffic jams while coming to the stadium, but I am satisfied and grateful for my life in Korea.”
He also smiled happily about his performance in the match against Manchester City. Coach Simeone said, “I played a good game with passion against the world’s best team,” adding, “It may not mean much because it is a friendly game, but I think this game will show better performance in the league.” 스포츠토토
He also praised each player. “He’s a football player who deserves praise and he’s a good player,” said Antoine Griezmann, a leading striker.
“I’m very happy with his performance in the last two games,” said Charlar Söwenzi, a Turkish defender who newly transferred from Leicester City ahead of this season. “He’s one of the best defenders.” “We need a lot of players like him in our team,” he stressed.