“I think we have been lacking a lot over the past three and a half years. “Whether it helps the team is important, so I will carefully consider the future while taking that into consideration.”도메인
Ki Sung-Yong (34), the ‘icon’ representing FC Seoul, still seemed to be contemplating the future. As his contract expires at the end of this season, he is torn between renewing the contract and breaking up. He has not yet decided on either side, and said he plans to think carefully after the season ends.
Ki Sung-Yong played an active role in the midfield, including scoring in the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 Round 35 away game against Suwon FC held at Suwon Stadium on the 29th, leading FC Seoul to a 4-3 comeback victory, and then attended the joint coverage area ( He met with reporters at the Mixed Zone and said, “I will carefully consider my future, giving top priority to whether it will be helpful to the team after the season is over.”
On this day, Ki Sung-yong showed off his presence in the midfield. He led the build-up stably, scored a goal, and served as a mental supporter, helping Seoul achieve its first come-from-behind win of the season. In fact, according to ‘BePro Eleven’, the K-League’s official supplementary data provider, while playing full time, he hit 5 shots, made 2 effective shots, and recorded 1 success in dribbling and 1 opportunity creation. He also recorded one interception, one clearance and one tackle.
Ki Sung-yong said, “We have never had a comeback win this season, but I think it is a result of the players not giving up and giving their best until the end.” He added, “Many fans came to visit, and I am happy that I felt like I gave them at least a good gift.” reported.
He said, “It feels good to win again. “Anyway, I don’t like losing on the field, and I want to win no matter what the situation or the game is,” he said. “In fact, a game like today was a difficult game as we kept conceding goals, but the victory was due to the players’ willingness to play until the end. “It led to this,” he said, giving credit for the victory to his colleagues.
On this day, Ki Sung-yong scored a goal from a distance of about 60 meters. Just before crossing the halfway line, he exchanged glances with Na Sang-ho (27), who was penetrating into the penalty box, and then stabbed a long pass, and the ball flowed straight into the goal, scoring his second goal of the season. After scoring, he was shocked, but then he was happy and hugged his teammates.
Ki Sung-yueng said, “I was trying to pass to Sang-ho, but actually, I don’t remember the details. “I think I need to go back and watch the video again,” he said with a smile, and then said, “Anyway, a goal is a goal, so I’m grateful, and it always feels good to score a goal.” However, “It would have been nice if a goal had been scored at the beginning of the season, but it is unfortunate that a goal was scored at the end. “If I have the chance in the remaining three games, I want to score more goals,” he said, expressing his disappointment, while at the same time pledging to score additional goals.
Recently, Ki Sung-yong said, “What worries me the most is whether I can help the team or not. “My contract ends this year, but I still don’t know what I need personally or for the team,” he said. “I think Seoul also needs a generational change.” “I need to think clearly about whether I can be of help in that regard,” he confessed honestly.
Regarding this, some Seoul fans expressed concern and concern that Ki Sung-yong may have said this with retirement in mind. Other fans also expressed their hope that since he is a ‘Living Legend’ representing Seoul, he will definitely renew his contract and stay together for a longer period of time.
Ki Sung-yueng said, “(The statement at the time) was not about retirement, but anyway, my contract was ending this year, and when I looked back at myself and the team over the past three and a half years, I thought a lot about whether I was lacking in my role as a senior player or in my role on the field.” “In the end, the top priority is whether it will help the team.” “I will carefully consider my future after the season ends,” he said cautiously.
He said, “I think it’s most important to figure out which direction Seoul is best heading in and what Seoul’s problems are. There have been pains over the past four years. “I feel a great deal of responsibility for that,” he said. “So I need time to think about it, and I will carefully think about which choice to make is best for the team.” “Throughout my career, I have always made the right choices and good decisions, so I will think carefully and make a decision this time as well.”
With Seoul’s retention already confirmed, they cannot rise higher than 7th place even if they win all of their remaining games. Therefore, there is bound to be a lack of sense of purpose or motivation. Nevertheless, after being classified as the final group, the team continues to be in a good mood by winning both games.
Ki Sung-Yong said, “Each game is very precious. Of course, you may think that being down to the Final B group may lower your motivation, but playing as a professional player is precious in itself, and I want to win all three remaining games. “And I think that’s what we need to do,” he said, ending the interview by pledging to win, saying, “We will try to win as many games as possible, and prepare well for the next game away to Jeju United so that we can definitely win.”