Jesse Lingard Embraces FC Seoul Tradition in ‘Jurgen Klopp-Style’ Celebration After Record-Breaking Week

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Jesse Lingard is settling into life in South Korea with FC Seoul, and he recently took part in a post-match tradition reminiscent of Jurgen Klopp’s famous celebrations as he continues to make his mark on the team.

After being without a club since his release from Nottingham Forest in the summer, Lingard signed with FC Seoul in the K League 1 last month. His debut wasn’t ideal, with a 2-0 defeat to Gwangju, but he has since been gradually finding his rhythm.

In his first start for the club, Lingard played 60 minutes in a goalless draw against Incheon, and he finally tasted victory in front of his own fans as FC Seoul secured a 2-0 win over Jeju, with Lingard playing the final 33 minutes of the match.

After the game, Lingard participated in an FC Seoul tradition where players stand in front of the club’s fans, who chant the player’s name, before performing three fist pumps, reminiscent of Klopp’s iconic celebrations.

Lingard isn’t the only player in the FC Seoul squad with Premier League experience, as the team is captained by Swansea cult hero Ki Sung-Yeung, who scored in the win over Jeju.

Moreover, Lingard’s arrival has sparked significant excitement among fans, with his first home match breaking a K League attendance record. A special merchandise area called the ‘Lingard Zone’ was created at the club’s stadium due to the incredible demand, and a record-breaking 51,670 supporters attended the match, surpassing the previous record held by FC Seoul.

Overall, Lingard’s impact on and off the pitch demonstrates his growing influence at FC Seoul and in South Korean football.

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