have a different resolution. Hafa Silva (30, Jeonbuk) announced his future performance.
Jeonbuk Hyundai won 2-1 at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 8th, adding Cho Kyu-sung’s first goal and Hafa Silva’s additional goal in the 21st round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 home game against FC Seoul at 7:30 p.m.
With the victory, Jeonbuk tied with third-place Seoul by marking 33 points, but remained in fourth place after losing multiple points (Seoul + 33 goals, Jeonbuk 26 goals). Still, he accelerated his pursuit of the top ranks by winning consecutive league titles following the match against Jeju (2-0 win). On top of that, Jeonbuk has also succeeded in maintaining an overwhelming record of unbeaten (14 wins and 5 draws) in 19 consecutive games against Seoul over the past six years.
Jeonbuk won a valuable victory through active pressure, offensive, and using a replacement card one step faster than its opponent. In particular, Cho Kyu-sung and Hafa Silva, who were substituted in the 15th minute of the second half, scored goals side by side, proving their firepower. On the other hand, Seoul failed to score multiple goals 안전놀이터 (more than two goals) in the past eight consecutive games, realizing Hwang Ui-jo’s absence.
Harpa Silva, who was substituted on the day, tasted the goal after a long time. He scored his K-League debut goal in the sixth round, but has been silent since then. Except for the short injury period, he was still showing good performance in the movement, so he remained trusted in the field. In particular, coach Dan Petrescu has also consistently used him and has shown trust.
Hafa Silva, who finally got out of the long scoreless tunnel when he scored his second goal, said in the mixed zone after the game, “Seoul has been consistent recently, so a difficult game was expected, but I’m glad the team won with the goal.”
While scoring, Silva showed a ceremony to raise his fingers to the sky instead of a salute ceremony, which is known to be his favorite. When asked about this, he said, “It was so burdensome that I couldn’t score for a long time that my performance was also affected.” “I feel relieved after scoring a goal, so I think I can do better from the next game,” he said with a smile.
After the match against Seoul, Jeonbuk’s main gun Cho Kyu-sung officially announced his overseas transfer. Therefore, expectations for Silva are growing. “Cho Kyu-sung is such a sincere and good player, so congratulations on his advance to Europe and he will do better,” he said, adding, “Now the rest of us have to do our best to fill the vacancy.” “I will try harder starting with the score against Seoul,” he said with a smile.
Silva, who is more likely to play a more important role in manager Petrescu’s Jeonbuk, said, “I’m training steadily after returning, so my condition is always perfect,” adding, “Petrescu always wants a simple game.” “He emphasizes the players’ condition and physical strength,” he said.
Silva said of the rest of the season, “I didn’t set a goal of scoring a few goals. “On the contrary, I will play steadily and help the team with good movements and passes,” he said.