“The match against PSG is a special opportunity”…Coach Petrescu, “We will repay the fans with hot attacking football”

Coach Dan Petrescu hinted at the fans that he would not back down and go aggressive against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). 

Jeonbuk Hyundai will have a pre-season friendly match against PSG at Busan Asiad Main Stadium at 5:00 pm on the 3rd.

It is Jeonbuk facing PSG, which is lined with world-class players. In addition, along with PSG, which holds the most titles in the French Ligue 1, Jeonbuk also holds the record for the most championships in the K-League. It is a match between the most winning teams from each country.

First of all, coach Petrescu said, “It will be an important and special match for both players and fans. I told the players to prepare well and go in because there are not many opportunities to meet a special team like PSG.” . 

Hong Jeong-ho also expressed his determination, saying, “I am grateful to the people involved in ‘Coupang Play’ for giving me such a good opportunity. Although it is a friendly match, I will prepare well so that I can play as well as I represent the K-League.” 

The match was held in a tight schedule. After facing PSG on the 3rd, Jeonbuk will play the 25th round of the K League 1 against Incheon United on the 6th. And right away, Incheon and FA Cup semi-finals are scheduled in the middle of the week. 

Regarding this, coach Petrescu explained, “Because the schedule continues, we plan to play the game by changing the first and second rosters. We will prepare for the players to digest the game for up to 45 minutes.” 

Q How do you feel before the game?

Manager Petrescu: I think it’s an important and good game for the players, the club and the fans. It will be a special match. I also told the players that there aren’t many opportunities to meet with a special team like PSG, so let’s go in well prepared.

Hong Jeong-ho: I am grateful to the people involved in ‘Coupang Play’ for giving me such a good opportunity. Although it is a friendly match, I will prepare well so that I can play as good as I am representing the K-League.

Q: It is a game played on a tight schedule. 

Manager Petrescu: Because the schedule is still there, we plan to play the game by changing the first and second half rosters. We will prepare to digest the game for a maximum of 45 minutes. 

Q What do you expect from the players in the head-to-head match against PSG?

Coach Petrescu: I want the players to play for the fans. I want to be able to play aggressively and confidently. we won’t back down We will fight back with aggressive football. I want to repay the fans with good games and hot performances. 

Q: A confrontation with coach Luis Enrique?

Coach Petrescu: I played against coach Enrique when I was a player, and I know George Popeske, a close friend of mine, from playing together in Barcelona. There was an opportunity to meet briefly before the open training and have a small summons conversation. Enrique said he was happy to be appointed to PSG, and said he was satisfied with his life in Paris. 

Q: Who is the most anticipated PSG player?

Hong Jeong-ho: If Lee Kang-in participates tomorrow, I will be happy. I think it will be a good memory. I hope you run at least a little bit. Also, I think it will be a good experience to face the most famous player, Neymar. 

Q Which of the PSG players would you like to exchange jerseys with?

Hong Jeong-ho: The players talked for a while. (Moon) Seon-min seems to want to trade with Neymar, and (Baek) Seung-ho seems to want to trade with (Lee) Kang-in. (Park) Jin-seop seemed to want Marquinos, his role model. 안전놀이터

Q Are you working with director Petrescu now? 

Hong Jeong-ho: He is a coach who values ​​results. It seems that the attitude of the players to bring about victory in each game has changed. It will get better. The players also trust the coach. I hope you can smile with good results in the end. 

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