Ahn faces Neymar in first live match after comeback “His movements were different… He was shorter than I thought.”
Ahn Hyun-beom (28), who joined Jeonbuk Hyundai, made his “unofficial debut” in a friendly against Paris Saint-Germain. He shared his impressions of facing superstar Neymar (31-Paris Saint-Germain) in his first real match.메이저사이트
Ahn Hyun-beom started the third match of the Coupang Play Series against Paris Saint-Germain at the Busan Asiad Stadium at 5 p.m. on March 3 (KST). Playing his first match since returning from injury, Ahn played 45 minutes and was in charge of Jeonbuk’s right flank.
“It’s an honor to make my debut with a big club unexpectedly,” said Ahn. It was my first real game since my injury, and my debut opponent was Neymar,” he said, adding, “I played leisurely soccer, but I felt the difference in my movements moment by moment. I was surprised that he was shorter than I thought.”
He left Jeju United this summer to start fresh at Jeonbuk. When asked if he spoke to coach Dan Petrescu (55-Romania) after the transfer, he said, “He didn’t talk to me. He just told me that he wanted me to settle in as soon as possible,” he says, adding that it’s a process of getting to know the players on the pitch. “I’ve only been back for a short time, so I’m still adjusting. I’m looking forward to getting better as I play.”
Ahn decided it was too soon to play full-time after returning from injury. He said, “I played 45 minutes, but it was hot, so I think I’ll be fine if I move to 7 or 8 p.m. I think I can play more than 45 minutes,” he said about his current condition.
On this day, the exchange of jerseys with Paris Saint-Germain players was a big topic within the Jeonbuk squad. Neymar and Lee Kang-in (22) were the main targets, but Ahn Hyun-beom chose a different player. He said, “I exchanged with Ashraf Hakimi (24). He’s a player whose style I really like. I like aggressive fullbacks, so I traded for Hakimi.”
In conclusion, Ahn said, “Jeonbuk has a lot of great players. I’m grateful that my teammates tried to help me. I will always try to play winning soccer as befits a team called Jeonbuk,” he said.