Pohang Ha Chang-rae, who poured cold water on Seoul’s victory, said, “It’s important not to lose.”
Pohang Steelers defender Ha Chang-rae (28) saved the team from a crisis by scoring a dramatic equalizer against FC Seoul.
Pohang drew 2-2 thanks to Ha Chang-rae’s header goal in a corner kick just before the end of the second half when it was trailing 1-2 in the 25th round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 away match against Seoul at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the afternoon of the 4th.
Pohang, the second-ranked team in the league, could have suffered a de facto loss to third-ranked Seoul with six points, but managed to overcome the crisis. Pohang (45 points), which added 1 point, narrowed the gap with Ulsan Hyundai (56 points), the leader. It maintained its 7th point gap with third-place Seoul (38 points). 스포츠토토
Ha Chang-rae scored two goals in the league for the first time this season since his professional debut in 2017. Both goals are against Seoul. Ha Chang-rae also saved the team with a dramatic equalizer just before the end of the game in an away match in Seoul on June 11. Thanks to Ha Chang-rae’s performance, Pohang has drawn against Seoul in all three matches this season.
“I prepared a lot of set pieces during the break,” Ha Chang-rae said after the game, adding, “I think it’s the result of a well-organized play.” “I haven’t beaten Seoul for a few games, but it’s also important that I haven’t lost,” he said. “I’ll repay my fans by winning without making jinx.”
Ha Chang-rae said, “I don’t want to put much meaning just because I scored two goals against Seoul,” adding, “I want to be a good player by stably supplementing my defense.”
Pohang coach Kim Ki-dong also praised him. Head coach Kim said, “(Ha Chang-rae) led the team as a vice captain, and there were two exits. So I always said sorry to the players with responsibility,” he said.
He then said, “I’m leading the team even if I say something I don’t like to the players,” adding, “I’m doing well enough and it helps my juniors.”