Park Dong-jin scored the equalizer in the Children’s Day match against Jeonbuk Hyundai for two seasons in a row.
FC Seoul drew 1-1 with Jeonbuk in the 11th round of the ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 2:00 pm on the 5th. As a result, Seoul is in 2nd place with 6 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses (20 points), while Jeonbuk is in 10th place with 3 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses (13 points).
Seoul came out with a 3-4-3 formation. Na Sang-ho, Hwang Eui-jo, Im Sang-hyeop, Kim Jin-ya, Palosevich, Ki Sung-yong, Lee Tae-seok, Lee Han-beom, Osmar, Kim Joo-seong, and Baek Jong-beom started.
Jeonbuk operated a 3-4-3 formation. Gustavo, Amano Jun, Moon Seon-min, Choi Chul-soon, Baek Seung-ho, Lee Soo-bin, Park Chang-woo, Jung Tae-wook, Koo Ja-ryong, Park Jin-seop, and Kim Jeong-hoon sortied.
Seoul gave up an early run. In the first minute, he made a build-up miss and allowed Gustavo to concede. After regrouping, Seoul continued to launch an offensive, which finally came to fruition in the 33rd minute of the second halfㅋㅋㅋ벳. Park Dong-jin headed the ball from Na Sang-ho and scored the equalizer. In the end, both teams ended the game 1-1.
Park Dong-jin, the protagonist of the equalizer, held a press conference after being selected as a Distinguished Player. Park Dong-jin said, “I scored a goal after a long time. I think my goal is the reason why the team is doing well because of the players who played, the players who did not come, and the injured. I do,” he said.
Compared to last season, Seoul’s performance has improved. Park Dong-jin said, “The coach tried to change a lot. It seems that the players also responded. I think so,” he said, expressing his thoughts.
There was also a change in the style of the director. Park Dong-jin laughed and said, “If not up to 180 degrees, a lot has changed. The passion on the field remains the same, but the gestures and words towards the players seem to have softened.”
On this day, Park Dong-jin held a unique ceremony after scoring. He was urinating like a dog. When asked what he meant, he explained, “I did it because I wanted to express ‘this is my zone’. I said it to be fun.”
Also, he replied, “I think I scored because I still have a child’s mind” about scoring on Children’s Day following last season. When asked if he had broken the children’s innocence in Jeonbuk, he responded humorously, saying, “I’m sorry for breaking the children’s hearts, but I think you’ll know everything when you grow up.”
Lastly, regarding his nickname, ‘Crazy Dog’, he said, “I have several nicknames, but my brothers call me mutt and my fans call me Crazy Dog. I think that’s what people want to call me.”