Jeonbuk Hyundai wraps up training ahead of ACL clash with Thailand
Jeonbuk Hyundai held an official training session at Thammasat Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand on Wednesday (Nov. 3) ahead of their 2023-2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League Group F second leg.
Jeonbuk traveled to Thailand after their last match against Daegu FC in the K League 1. Although the time difference is not too big, the players are under a lot of physical pressure.
However, they immediately undressed and began training. Jeonbuk arrived in the country on the 2nd and practiced on the practice field provided by Bangkok. The team is not at full strength due to five players being withdrawn from the Hangzhou Asian Games and a number of injuries, but they are making efforts to turn things around.
Especially after traveling to Southeast Asia, Jeonbuk has a strong will to win. In the past, Jeonbuk has generally struggled in Southeast Asia, including Thailand. This time around, the team will not have any difficulty adjusting to jet lag, but they will have to deal with the hot weather that is unique to Southeast Asia.
On the third day of the second training session, the humidity increased with showers. Although it was a short period of time, the humidity increased even more as it rained, and the players felt overwhelmed.
However, the team is determined to win against Bangkok. “Bangkok and the second leg of the ACL are really important matches,” said Petrescu. We’re playing against a good team, so we have to be focused. There are no easy games. Bangkok is playing well, so we will do our best.”레고토토
Speaking about the team’s current mood, Petrescu said: “There have been changes in the composition of the team since I took over. We are all working hard to overcome the difficulties. We have a lot of injuries and a lot of players who were called up for the Asian Games. Therefore, we have to give our best to win now. We will definitely win for our fans.”
Choi Cheol-soon, the team’s best player, added, “We feel very sorry for those who love Jeonbuk. We want them to know how important this game is. I hope everyone goes into the game knowing that doing their best in every game is the most important thing a player can do.”
Following the Bangkok game, Jeonbuk has a K League 1 away match against FC Seoul, so there’s nothing to lose. Overcoming the sweltering weather will help ease the pressure of the trip to Seoul.