“The first goal against Manchester City!” DeFi said, “I felt the passion of Korean fans…Lee Kangin? A really good player.”
“I’m very happy to score in the first game after the injury.”
Atletico Madrid beat Manchester City 2-1 in Game 2 of the Coupang Play Series at Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 30th. The game was delayed for 40 minutes due to heavy rain, but more than 60,000 spectators enjoyed the luxury game.
The first half ended 0-0 after a tight race. Only the goal was not scored, but the war of nerves and offense and defense were great. Usually, friendly matches change most players at the start of the second half. Man City, it wasn’t Atletico. He came out with only the goalkeeper changed and continued to compete fiercely in the second half. When Manchester City replaced a large number of them in the 9th minute of the second half, Atletico made a large-scale replacement in the 16th minute of the second half.
DeFi was also put in. Defai was called Cristiano Ronaldo of the Netherlands when he played for SV Eindhoven. He joined Manchester United with high expectations due to his amazing performance. Manchester United have suffered a devastating failure. He headed to Lyon as if he were kicked out, and succeeded in a perfect revival. He became the best striker in the French league, recording 76 goals and 55 assists in 178 official matches.
He left Lyon for Barcelona and joined Atletico, leaving only regret. In Atletico, where he joined as if chased, Defai played only in the second half and played eight matches in Spain’s La Liga and scored four goals. Although the purity was high, it was regrettable that the frequency of injuries was frequent. There were also many doubts about whether he would play next season, and DeFi showed his ability in the match against Manchester City.
As soon as DeFi came in, he shook his head with a hot breakthrough and sharp shooting, and scored the first goal in the 21st minute of the second half, turning the Seoul World Cup Stadium into a frenzy.
Since then, DeFi has been active in the front and side. Atletico won 2-1 in DeFi’s performance and won against treble team Manchester City. Defai has clearly demonstrated competitiveness. In the upcoming season, Atletico are worried about the attack problem. Joao Felix has lost credibility due to various controversies and his future is unclear. The same goes for leading striker Alvaro Morata. You can’t just trust Grieze. DeFi’s performance in this situation is encouraging. It made me look forward to the upcoming season.
“Thank you,” said DeFi, who met at the mixed zone after the game. It was a huge opportunity for me. As a striker, I always try to score goals and make attack points somehow. It was the first game after the injury. “I’m glad I scored from the first game,” he said.
When asked about the enthusiasm of Korean fans, he said, “It was my first time in Korea. From the first experience in Korea, all the players enjoyed it, and they breathed and felt it together as they watched the crowd cheering and responding. I could feel the passion of Korean fans,” he said.
There was a question about Lee Kang-in. When asked, “I wonder how Lee Kang-in felt when he played in Spain,” he said, “I don’t know Lee Kang-in very well, but I felt he was an incredibly good player just by looking at him once.” “I think there will be improvements in Korean football if we continue to work hard because the way Korean team players train and the education are well organized while facing the team K League,” he said. 스포츠토토