Australian Alex Grant made his mark with the club South Korean Pohang Steelers, after scoring the fateful draw during the 2021 AFC Champions League semi-final.
Pohang had won the Champions League twice, in 1997 and 1998, before winning his third title in the 2009 AFC Champions League.
Grant, 27, joined Pohang early in questyear since Perth Glory, but his start with the team has been slow, as a foot injury earlier in the season forced him not to participate for a while.
But the Australian player made a good impression in AFC Champions League, and now under the manager Kim Ji-dong is trying to give his best.
Grant stated in recent statements to him: “We are thrilled to win the championship title through the atmosphere around the venue club, there are pictures in the headquarters of the club which show the lifting of the AFC Champions League title and other tournaments. “
He added: “I know that Pohang are one of the great teams in the AFC Champions League and that they have a great history in the tournament and local competitions, and I feel it in the club, where we should do a good job in this tournament “.
He explained: “Pohang FC have been absent from the tournament for several years, but having this opportunity makes everyone expect us to do well.”
He added: “Everyone believes Pohang has done a good job in the tournament before, and there is no reason why we can’t repeat it. This belief has been there throughout the season, even though we haven’t achieved consistent results throughout the championship. national team, and our results did not match our ambitions “.
Interestingly, Grant missed the AFC Champions League last year with Perth Glory due to a knee injury, before embarking on a new journey. in South Korea.
The player should have joined the club of Seoul, but the deal did not take place, before the Pohang Steelers contracted it, as he performed in distinguished performances during the group stage and helped reach the round of 16 for the first time since 2014.
The latter, in match of semifinal against Ulsan, it was in 1-0 lead up to 89 ‘before Grant signed the precious header equalizer, forcing penalties, won by Pohang.
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