Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid), who visited Korea for the first time, expressed his desire to visit Korea again.
Atletico Madrid beat Manchester City 2-1 in the second game of the Coupang Play Series against Manchester City at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 30th thanks to goals by Yannick Carrasco, who gave up one goal to Memphis Depay and Ruben Dias.
Atletico, which lost 2-3 against the team K League at the same venue on the 27th, ended its Korean tour beautifully with a victory over Manchester City, Europe’s top team.
In particular, Atletico’s game was an unofficial game, but it also set a record of winning its first victory after three previous matches against Manchester City. Atletico has a memory of one draw and one loss against Manchester City twice in the quarterfinals of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League in April 2021.
In the 16th minute of the second half, Llorente was replaced by other teammates and stepped on the ground, actively leading the right flank attack, contributing to the victory.
“Thank you,” Llorente said in an interview in the mixed zone after the match. “The players who played in the first half were taking the direction of the team, so the players in the second half were able to take the direction, so they were able to score two goals and there were many opportunities.”
Llorente said he was particularly impressed by the fact that 64,000 soccer fans visited the stadium during his first visit to Korea.
He said, “I didn’t know that so many fans would come with so much affection, but I’m so grateful and the team put a lot of effort into the game and prepared for the season. It was a great experience and I would be very lucky if I could come again,” he said, leaving a deep impression on Korea.