“I didn’t even realize it was a goal at first.”
A ‘miracle in the rain’. A dramatic upset that no one could have predicted unfolded at the Asan Yi Sunshin Sports Complex. It was the 31st round home game of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 against FC Anyang at the Asan Yi Sunshin Sports Complex on the 17th. Chungnam Asan tied the game in the 44th minute after trailing 2-3, and then scored a ‘comeback goal’ in the 45th minute to win a dramatic 4-3 victory. It was a miraculous escape from their recent three-game losing streak.
The ‘miracle’ was completed by Park Sung-woo (27), an unknown defender who was just getting his chance in Chungnam Asan. Park scored the game-winning goal in the 45th minute of a 3-3 tie with a long-range shot that was “unbelievable to watch”. A long ball forward from the defense bounced “plumply” and went over the head of Anyang goalkeeper Park Sung-soo, who was advancing forward, and into the goal. The official count hasn’t been made yet, but a Chungnam Asan official said, “We think it was about 80 meters.”
After the goal, the entire coaching staff and players, including head coach Park Dong-hyuk, who was on the bench, jumped to their feet and hugged each other. Although there was still time to play, the goal completely demoralized the Anyang players. It was a powerful shot that sealed the victory.
Park Sung-woo was still overwhelmed with emotion after the game. He cried like a child and then smiled like a child. “I still don’t know if this is a dream or reality,” he said after the match. What’s clear is that Park was not aiming for the goal in the first place: “It wasn’t a shot, it was a kick. It was raining so hard that the ground conditions were bad, and there was nothing I could do about it, so I just stuck the ball in the doorway and hoped for the best.”
Park was just hoping to get it out long enough to get it to his teammate, but suddenly there were cheers. “At the moment I thought it was a bit disappointing, everyone on the bench got up and I was surprised, and I ran to the bench without realizing it,” he said, explaining the circumstances of the goal.바카라
“The heavens helped us, and I think it’s because of the hard work of the coach and all the players for more than two months,” Park said. “In fact, I was never the main character. I wasn’t the one who was in the spotlight, I was the one who was dedicated to the team on the field. But as an athlete, you always imagine and dream. You dream of being the center of attention in an interview. I’m so happy and honored that it happened today.”
Finally, Park Sung-woo said, “It was very strange to cry and laugh because I was so happy. It’s a dream-like moment. There have been many twists and turns in my career, and this year was especially tough, but I think it was because I prepared well. I would also like to thank my family for waiting patiently behind the scenes, especially my bride-to-be girlfriend, who is preparing to get married later this year.” “I don’t think this is a life game, but I’m just happy that the team won,” he said. The smile never left his face.