Jeonbuk Hyundai head coach Dan Petrescu marveled at Neymar’s performance against Paris Saint-Germain. He also had good things to say about Lee Kang-in.
Jeonbuk lost 0-3 in a friendly against Paris Saint-Germain at the Busan Asiad Stadium at 5 p.m. on March 3.
Jeonbuk had some fun in the early stages of the game, attacking with “Junjok” Moon Sun-min, but conceded a goal to Neymar in the 40th minute. Neymar and Marco Asensio scored a goal apiece in the final minute of the second half, and PSG were unable to recover.
Neymar was the star of the show on the pitch. He made his comeback against Jeonbuk after five months on the sidelines with an ankle injury in March. He had just returned from injury, but it was a different class. He scored the first goal with a sensational shot after a brilliant dribble, and then easily finished a one-on-one chance in the second half. Just before the end of the game, he helped Asensio score with a clever 2-on-1 pass.
After the match, Petrescu said, “In the first half, it was a close game with Jeonbuk and PSG playing well. Both teams had good chances, but one player, Neymar, made the difference. In the second half, Neymar scored again and the gap widened. I’d say that the game was one for Neymar and two for the referee, who was a little bit unfair,” he said.
Lee Kang-indo, who was named on the bench, came on as a substitute in the 24th minute. It was his first appearance for PSG in front of Korean fans. Petrescu said: “I know that Lee Kang-in joined from Mallorca. It’s hard to comment on his performance today. He didn’t play a lot of minutes and he’s coming back from injury.” “He has speed, he can pass and he can score goals. Especially when you look at his last kill pass, he’s obviously a talented player, which is why I think PSG signed him.”
The following is a one-on-one interview with Jeonbuk Hyundai head coach Dan Petrescu.
The first half was a close game with both Jeonbuk and PSG playing well. Both teams had good chances, but one player, Neymar, made the difference. In the second half, Neymar scored another goal to widen the gap. I would have to say that Neymar was the star of the game, and the referee was a little bit unfair.
-How this match will help us in our season.
We learned a lot from playing against a special opponent like PSG. It must have been a good experience. It’s a long trip from Jeonju to Busan and we have to do it again tonight. Jeonbuk plays Incheon United on Sunday. PSG doesn’t have any important matches right now. It was definitely a good experience to play on the pitch against a special opponent.
-On how he saw Lee Kang-in’s performance.
I know that Lee moved from Mallorca. It’s hard to give an opinion on his performance today. He didn’t play a lot of minutes and he’s just coming back from injury. He has speed, he can pass and he can score goals. He’s obviously a talented player, especially when you look at his kill pass at the end. That’s why I think PSG signed him.
-On what PSG was like as a team.
Enrique is coming from Barcelona, so I think he’s trying to bring in some tactical elements similar to his coaching days. They seem to be characterized by an aggressive, attacking style. I think they have a good chance of winning the French Ligue 1 title again this year. PSG will be the favorite to win the UEFA Champions League (UCL), and if today’s performance is any indication, Enrique will have a good chance of winning the UCL.메이저놀이터
-Why did you make changes at half-time?
We said in the pre-match press conference that the starting lineup would be different in the second half. I didn’t have any specific orders, but I told them to play a little more aggressively. It would have been nice to finish the first half 0-0, but we had our chances. Even in a friendly, not a league game, we should have had a penalty.