Reporter Kwon Dong-hwan) Acting coach Yeom Ki-hoon, who leads Suwon Samsung, could not hide his feelings of disappointment when he missed out on victory so close.굿모닝토토
In the 35th round match of ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ against Daejeon Hana Citizen held at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 29th, Suwon took the lead thanks to Kim Joo-chan’s first goal in the 21st minute and Acosti’s additional goal in the 30th minute, but suffered blows to Thiago and Massa in the second half. The match ended in a 2-2 draw.
After Suwon’s future Kim Joo-chan, born in 2004, scored the first goal, Acosti scored a header, raising expectations for victory. If it had ended in Suwon’s victory, Suwon could have succeeded in escaping last place, which was its goal.
However, Suwon gave up a goal to Thiago, the leading scorer in K League 1, in the 36th minute of the second half, and gave up a dramatic equalizer to Massa in extra time in the second half with about 3 minutes left until the end of the game, resulting in a draw.
The draw against Daejeon was a very painful result for Suwon, which is competing to remain. Suwon, who missed the opportunity to collect 3 points, failed to rise to 11th place with 26 points (6 wins, 8 draws, 21 losses), beating Gangwon FC (27 points, 4 wins, 15 draws, 16 losses). After losing 0-1 in the home game against Daegu FC in the 30th round of the league on the 17th of last month and falling to 12th place, they attempted to escape last place for the first time in 42 days, but failed due to lack of spirit.
Ahead of the home game against Daejeon, Suwon showed its determination to win no matter what when hearing the news that Gangwon drew 1-1 against Jeju United in the 35th round of the league on the 28th, and the determination and earnestness of Suwon players showed on the ground. As it turned out, they were on the verge of victory, but they suffered a disappointing result when they allowed an equalizer in extra time in the second half.
Acting coach Yeom, who attended the post-game press conference, also said, “It was a very disappointing game. I’m disappointed, but I think both the fans and players were disappointed. The players really did their best. It ended in a draw, but there was everything they could pour out. “I poured it out,” he said, expressing his feelings about the game.
Regarding the reason for giving up two goals in the second half, he said, “The players had a strong desire to do what they wanted to do, but I think the fact that they allowed the ball to go towards the goal too easily made the second half difficult.”
He also said, “I saw all the players sitting in the locker room doing nothing. It is true that it is more difficult than ever because we were winning and then got a goal in the last minute.” He added, “I think it will be good for us, and including the final game against Gangwon. “I don’t think we’re at the stage of giving up because there are still three games left,” he said, adding that he will not give up until the end of the season.
He added, “It’s a draw that feels like a loss, but the role of the coaching staff is to encourage the players so they can move forward again.”
Regarding Kim Joo-chan, who once again scored a goal following the match against Pohang in the 33rd round, “his strength is his aggressive breakthrough using speed. I have been practicing a lot of curling kicks, and what I did in training is showing up in the matches against Pohang and Daejeon.” He added, “Although he is a young player, he He highly praised Kim Joo-chan’s talent, saying, “If he improves further, he will become a good player.”
Suwon is now scheduled to play the ‘Suwon Derby’ in the 36th round of the league against Suwon FC at Suwon Sports Complex on November 12th. Since there is time until the day of the game, acting coach Yeom said, “We will refine both defense and attack as we did. Although we lost today’s game, the players were very motivated to do so, so I think we need to refine those areas more.” explained.