“I gained more leisure and confidence.”
Daegu FC defender Keita (26) started and scored a valuable equalizer in the match against Pohang Steelers in the 12th round of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ held at DGB Daegu Bank Park on the 9th. He did his part by playing as a left striker rather than a side defender, which was his main position.
Daegu conceded the first goal to Pohang defender Grant in the 20th minute of the first half. However, 17 minutes later, Keita shook the Pohang net with a powerful left-footed mid-range shot. However, Keita did not like it very much after scoring. He said, “Because he played as a striker, he thought he had to score a goal. He was personally happy to score, but it was disappointing because it was a draw. He focused on the game rather than liking it because he thought he had to win unconditionally.”토토사이트
Keita is in his second year in the K-League. He appeared in 27 games last season and did not score. Especially this season, he is actively fighting his body. There is definitely something different. Daegu coach Choi Won-kwon also acknowledges this. Keita said, “I feel more relaxed on the pitch. Mentally, too. He also gained the confidence that he can do it again even if he makes a mistake,” he said of his changed background.
Keita mainly plays as a side defender, but scored in both games as a striker. He has just as much offensive talent. Coach Choi revealed that he intends to use Keita aggressively in the future. Keita said, “I was a striker until high school, so I don’t feel any pressure to play (as a striker). He is a striker, but Daegu needs to solidify its defense. He looked back on his game, saying, “It is regrettable that the defense is not good.”
Coach Choi is sending his trust toward Keita. Keita said, “I am happy that the director appointed me. He is doing everything in his power to appeal me to the director. He personally wants to play a lot and score as many assists as possible.”