ACL reaction: Popovic praises WSW’s Seoul win

Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic hailed his side’s composure in front of goal in their 3-2 win over FC Seoul in the AFC Champions League (ACL) on Wednesday night.

The Wanderers revitalised their hopes of progressing from Group F with the victory in South Korea on Wednesday night, with Popovic’s men surging to a 3-0 lead just past the hour mark and then holding on as Yun Il-lok inspired Seoul’s comeback.

Wanderers secure another famous ACL win

Popa on the crucial win

“You never expect a score of 3-0, but we took our opportunities very well,” Popovic was quoted as saying by Yonhap News.

“From our point of view, it was a very good result. In the end, when you score three goals away from home, you should win the match.

“We expected FC Seoul to fight and they did. They got the back in the game, but after all, we’re delighted to get three points away from home.

“We will gain a lot of confidence from this performance and result. Now, we will going to repeat this result in our home ground.”

Group F table

The result saw the Wanderers leapfrog Seoul into third on three points, with Shanghai SIPG (9) and Urawa Red Diamonds (6) occupying the top two positions that result in qualification to the Round of 16.

What’s next?

Seoul and Western Sydney will have a return match on April 11 at Campbelltown Sports Stadium in western Sydney.