‘2 in a row’ supercrack Willian “Learned team play by playing with national team members like Hwang Eui-jo and Na Sang-ho”

“Playing with national players (like Hwang Eui-jo and Na Sang-ho), you learn how to play as a team.”

Willian “Supercrack” Lee (FC Seoul), who has scored goals in two consecutive K League 1 games, had this to say about competing for a starting spot with national or representative strikers on his team. He scored the game-winning goal with his right foot in the먹튀검증 27th minute of the 15th round home match against Gangwon FC at Seoul World Cup Stadium in the first half after a 40-meter storming dribble to give his team a 1-0 victory.

Willian’s goal secured Seoul’s return to second place with 27 points, reducing the gap to 10 points between them and leaders Ulsan Hyundai (37 points), who have played one game less.

“When we played Gangwon (away), we lost (2-3) because they counterattacked well, but this time we got three points,” said Willian in a post-match interview.

He scored the goal with a solo dribble after overcoming his opponent on a long pass from goalkeeper Baek Jong-beom. The referee awarded the goal after a video assistant referee (VAR) review. “I knew it wasn’t a foul when I saw the VAR,” said Willian. He checked for offside,” Willian said, “It’s important to make a quick decision in front of the goal. When the ball was in front of me (in the scoring situation), I only had two options: to hit the ball or to deflect it.”

As a winger, Willian played sparingly in the early stages of the season behind the likes of Na Sang-ho and Kim Sang-hyeop. Recently, he’s been a regular in the starting lineup and scored back-to-back goals against Jeju United (1-1 draw).

“We have a lot of good strikers,” Willian said. There are even national team players. I knew I had to be calmer than usual and wait for my chance. When the opportunity came, I always tried to do my best on the pitch for Seoul, and I thought it was important to get the three points.”

On playing alongside Korean national team forwards such as Na Sang-ho and Hwang Eui-jo, he said, “Not only do I learn from them, but they learn from me. It’s a chance to improve each other. I like to play (solo) with the ball, but with these guys, I’m learning how to play as a team. I feel like I’m growing here,” he said.

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