Seongnam wary of complacency

Seongnam FC coach Kim Hak-bum has warned the two-time Asian champion not to take China's Guangzhou R&F lightly, when the two sides meet in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday.

Three weeks ago, Seognam won in China to put them on six points after three points and in second place in Group F behind leaders Buriram United.

They are also three points ahead of third place Guangzhou after their 1-0 victory in match day three.

"Guangzhou are a good team," Kim said during Monday's pre-match press conference.

"But in front of our own fans we are looking to put in a good performance and get the win.

"Games are coming thick and fast for both teams so concentration will be key. We may have won away in China, but we have to approach this game with a fresh mind."

For the Chinese side a loss in Seongnam would be their second successive one in the competition having started their maiden AFC Champions League campaign with back to back wins.

"We know it won't be easy to win at the home of a team like Seongnam, but that is what we will try our best to do," said Guangzhou coach Cosmin Contra.

"Seongnam are strong defensively and counterattack very well, but I trust the players I select will be able to handle the situation. They know full well how important this game is."

 

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