Beware What You Wish For

A dream becoming a nightmare – That might be the case when Football Club Tranquebar take on the multiple time champions of Hanguk AS Uijeongbu 07 in the Golden League Masters quarterfinals. For ages AS Uijeongbu 07 has been the top team in the Golden League and the reason AS Uijeongbu 07 not to take more Golden League and Golden League masters titles is that they are in the fight for the K-League title every season. That is what Football Club Tranquebar has to overcome the next two Wednesdays to reach the semifinals of the Golden League Masters.

This weeks match will be the 5th between the two teams. AS Uijeongbu 07 has 3 wins of the 4, with Tranquebar being victorious October 28th 2014. Team captain Narottam Samal was one of the goal scorers in the 4:1 win back then. This time he has the experience of 12 seasons more to add in his quest to take an unexpected glorious win against the, yet again, upcoming K-League champions. “Back in 2014 we also had a strong team. It was different though and more experienced. Roche, Bolshakov and Pushkal was the backbone in the team, also including Bokil, Tamil Warrior and I. The win was much unexpected as Uijeongbu brought a weaker team to the match, but to win a match with Ahn as the opponent was great and today it will be the same” Samal said after the arrival to Soul Airport, ahead of the first match played at the legendary Waegari Park, laying just about 55 kilometres north of the airport.

This time around Pushkal and Bolshakov are in the past. Today Samal’s teammates are players like Katam, Karve and Wattoo and even though they are still young, he thinks tat the team are stronger and has a great future. “We have a great mix of experience and talent in our squad today. No doubt that the younger players will be much better than us in the future, but for now we are a combined unit even on skills. We have a chance to do good, but to say we will reach the final four in GL Masters. We will play a team with players like Ahn and Gu and with names like that we will always be underdogs. Underdogs or not, AS Uijeongbu 07 is the team to beat if you want to go to the top a be respected by your peers in the Golden League” Samal added before take of to the hotel.

Kickoff at Waegari Park. 22-11-2017 02.00 hattrick time

About Hojris

The manager and proud owner of MS Odense since 2008 and manager of Football Club Tranquebar since 2013. Member of Mission Superliga since 2009, Chairman of HTU Managers since 2011 and the founder of HU-Press (2011). Last but not least former host on Radiotrick, and also had a short stint as MOD in Denmark (2011-2012).