Jeonbuk Hyundai’s players have begun exchanging jerseys.
Jeonbuk Hyundai will host Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in the third leg of the Coupang Play Series at Busan Asiad Stadium at 5 p.m. on March 3.
Jeonbuk is in the midst of a busy season. Under Dan Petrescu, the club is ranked fourth in the K League 1 (11 points, 4 wins, 9 draws) and has reached the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. In addition, they will be playing in the group stage of the Asian Champions League starting in September. This weekend is a particularly important one for the team. They play Incheon United in the league, then face them again midweek in the FA Cup quarterfinals. Tensions are at an all-time high.
As a result, the PSG matchup is undoubtedly a physically demanding one. But at the same time, it’s a valuable opportunity to take on one of the best teams in Europe. PSG has world-class players like Neymar, Marquinhos, Achraf Hakimi, and Gianluigi Donnarumma. They also have the newest addition to their roster this summer, Korean leaguer Lee Kang-in. Jeonbuk can gain good experience by competing against them.
The Jeonbuk players are also full of excitement. Jeonbuk captain Hong Jeong-ho explained the jersey swap at the pre-match press conference on February 2. They already had their own picks. “We talked about who we would swap with after the players are done. (Moon) Sun-min wants to swap with Neymar. (Baek) Seung-ho wants to swap with Kang In, (Song) Min-gyu wants to do the same, and (Park) Jin-seob wants to swap with Marquinhos because he loves him so much.”
While we weren’t able to pinpoint each and every one of them, we did see a need for the hottest players. Neymar was Moon Sun-min, Lee Kang-in was Baek Seung-ho and Song Min-kyu, and Marquinhos was Park Jin-seop. You can see that they’re either playing the same position or they’re related.바카라사이트
Noteworthy is the battle for Lee Kang-in’s jersey. Baek Seung-ho and Song Min-gyu are going head-to-head. Both have ties to Lee Kang-in’s national team. They participated in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar together. There are other possible targets, so it’s up to Lee to choose. Or maybe he’ll make room and everyone will have a happy ending.
Park Jin-seop could also be in contention. “I met with the Brazilians in Jeonbuk and took pictures with them,” Marquinhos said in the pre-match press conference. I don’t know if all of them will play, but it will be a good match for each other’s purposes.” The possibility of a trade for a Brazilian player cannot be ruled out.
Who will be smiling after the 90-minute match?