Professional football Incheon United’s veteran center back Oh Ban-seok did not hide his expectations for his third “Asian Stage,” which will reach 35. Incheon will play the 2023-2024 Asian Football Confederation Champions League (ACL) playoffs against Haiphong FC (Vietnam) at 7:30 p.m. on the 22nd at Incheon Football Stadium.
Incheon, which marks its 20th anniversary, is the first Asian stage to climb. If he wins this match, he will advance to the ACL finals and compete with Asian strong teams in the group stage. It is also a special opportunity for Oh Ban-seok.
Oh Ban-seok, who stepped on the ACL stage in 2017 and 2018 when he was a member of Jeju United, has not played in the ACL game since then. Oh Ban-seok, who later joined Incheon on loan in 2020 through Muangtong United (Thailand) and Jeonbuk Hyundai, said he felt Incheon fans’ earnest expectations for the ACL. 스포츠토토
Oh Ban-seok said at a press conference held on the 21st, “When I came to Incheon, I felt that many fans wished for this stage. “I’ve also been looking forward to Incheon’s entry into the ACL,” he said. He then confessed, “It’s right to imagine after the playoffs, but I’m imagining how far Incheon will go.” Vietnamese team Haiphong is considered one step below Incheon.
However, Oh Ban-seok believes that as Southeast Asian football has grown rapidly recently, it should not be seen easily. Oh Ban-seok said, “I’ve also been in the Thai league. I know well that Southeast Asian teams are never easy. “I delivered that part to my juniors,” he said.
“My juniors will be able to experience more through the international stage of ACL, which is different from the K League,” he said. “As ACL is an international competition, I continue to emphasize to my juniors that I should work in a slightly different attitude.”