Lee Seung-won (Gangwon FC), the star of the 2023 International Football Federation먹튀검증 (FIFA) Under-20 (U-20) World Cup, will make his debut in the K-League.

Lee Seung-won was named in the starting lineup for the Hanawon Q K-League 1 2023 round 19 away match against Suwon FC held at Suwon Sports Complex on the 25th.

Lee Seung-won, who was only on the substitute list twice this season, will make his K-League debut through the match today.

Previously, Lee Seung-won led the team as captain at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, as well as adding three goals and four assists to winning the Bronze Ball, playing an active role as Kim Eun-joong-ho’s legend in the semifinals.

Director Yoon Jung-hwan, the commanding tower, expressed in one sentence, “It’s anticipation,” as the background to Lee Seung-won’s first chance. Coach Yoon explained, “Rather than giving me a chance to start based on what I saw, I thought it was important to step on the professional stage quickly because I was active in the U-20 World Cup and had that momentum.” 

Next, Director Yoon said, “If he said he was going to be a sub member today, I thought it would not have been easy for him to keep the atmosphere that had gone up. He thought it would be better to adjust,” he said. “Of course, the players will be nervous. It is very different from the U-20 World Cup, and everyone here is seniors. He added, “There must be some nervous parts because the role is also different, but I think we have to watch it.” 

Lee Seung-won’s first selection became an important ‘variable’ for Suwon FC coach Kim Do-gyun, the enemy general. Coach Kim predicts that if he gains the upper hand in the midfield fight, he will have a chance to win.

Manager Kim Do-kyun said, “Isn’t he a player who performed very well? He was a good offensive player or kicking player. He’s coming back after the U-20 World Cup, so his confidence will be different than before. I think he came because he was upgraded.” 

At the same time, coach Kim said, “In our midfield, Yun Bit-garam and Kim Seon-min play. If we say that we are not inferior to the combination of Han Kook-young and Lee Seung-won, I think we can take the initiative.”

On this day, the home team, Suwon FC, starts a 4-2-3-1 formation with Lars at the head, Kim Ye-seong, Lee Seung-woo, and Jang Jae-woong in the second line. In midfield, Yun Bit-garam and Kim Seon-min work together. Park Cheol-woo, Jackson, Kim Hyun-hoon, and Lee Yong protect the defensive line, and Park Bae-jong protects the goal.

Against this, Gangwon will have Lee Jeong-hyeop at the center, Kim Dae-won and Yang Hyeon-joon as strikers on both sides. Kim Jin-ho, Han Kook-young, Lee Seung-won, and Kang Ji-hoon form the midfield lineup. Yoon Seok-young, Kim Young-bin, and Lee Woong-hee build the defensive line, and Yoo Sang-hoon puts on goalkeeper gloves.

The home team, Suwon FC, is in 10th place with 19 points (5 wins, 3 draws, 10 losses), and Gangwon is in 11th place with 12 points (2 wins, 6 draws, 10 losses). Suwon FC won 2-0 in the last match in May. 

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