“You can’t believe what Lingard did at his New club that shocked the fans. Was that mearnt to happen?”-FC Seoul manager exposes Jesse Lingard with brutal warning after three games for new club


The manager of FC Seoul has issued a stern warning to former Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard following his first three appearances for the South Korean K League 1 club.


Lingard joined FC Seoul in February after being released from Nottingham Forest in June. His arrival generated immense excitement among FC Seoul supporters, leading to thousands of fans queuing up to purchase Lingard merchandise ahead of his debut home fixture against Inchon. The match set an all-time K League attendance record, with 51,670 spectators filling the 66,000-capacity stadium to witness Lingard play for 30 minutes in a 0-0 draw.


Subsequently, Lingard contributed to FC Seoul’s 2-0 victory over Jeju on Saturday and participated in a post-match club tradition. However, given his limited recent playing time, Lingard has understandably taken time to regain full match sharpness.


In response to Lingard’s performances, FC Seoul manager Kim Gi-dong criticized the midfielder and issued a clear warning regarding his future at the club. Kim expressed disappointment with Lingard’s lack of effort and avoidance of physical challenges despite playing only a few minutes. He emphasized that fame alone does not win football matches and stressed the importance of hard work on the pitch.


While acknowledging Lingard’s past accomplishments, Kim urged the midfielder to demonstrate better performances and assured that he would support Lingard in improving his game.


FC Seoul currently sits seventh in the K League standings after three matches, and Lingard is still awaiting his first start for the club. He may have an opportunity to impress in the upcoming fixtures, including a potential start against Gangwon in two weeks’ time.

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