Thiago, who became the league’s second-leading scorer, vowed to continue to do his best in every moment.
Daejeon Hana Citizen defeated FC Seoul 4-3 in the 26th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Daejeon World Cup Stadium at 7 p.m. on March 13. With the three points, Daejeon moved up to sixth place in the league (36 points).
On this day, Daejeon exploded with firepower. It was the first time since late May against Ulsan Hyundai that Daejeon had recorded a three-plus goal game, and Thiago was at the center of it all. Thiago opened the scoring in the 31st minute with a cool left-footed shot after receiving a pass from Massa, and completed the scoring in the 41st minute with a penalty kick.
Speaking to the media after the game, Thiago said: “I’m happy to have scored today. But more than that, I’m happy that the guys put their heads together, worked hard, and got the win. The first goal was not an easy situation because the ball came to my left foot, but luckily it hit the top of the goal, which made it even better,” he said of his victory.
Thiago joined Daejeon this year. He made his presence felt in the K League 2 last season, scoring 19 goals, and was brought in as part of Daejeon’s offensive bolstering ahead of their move to the top flight.
Thiago scored the opening goal in the 10th minute of the opening match against Gangwon FC, marking Daejeon’s return to the K League 1 after an eight-year absence. Prior to that day, he was the team’s top scorer with seven goals in the league.
However, he hadn’t scored since the end of June against Jeju. Thiago said, “The K League is not an easy place to play. Just look at the top scorers. Three people have scored 11 goals. But I try to work hard every day on the training ground,” he said, showing his determination to do his best. 먹튀검증
Now, with his ninth goal in the league, Thiago is two goals behind the top scorers. “I’m just trying to do my best on the pitch. I want to score as many goals as I can in the rest of the season. My goal at the beginning of the season was 20 goals. It’s not easy at the moment. But I don’t think about it too much, I just want to score as many goals as possible,” he said, adding that he will work hard every minute.