Crisis is the beginning of opportunity. Jeju United (hereafter referred to as Jeju) is determined to win all three consecutive away matches in April, which were the biggest challenge against Suwon Samsung. It is a scenario that is possible enough because of the risk management ability of coach Nam Ki-il, who puts bold tactical choices and optimal rotations at the forefront.
Jeju will clash with Suwon in the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 round 7 away match held at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 2:00 pm on the 15th. After the season opened, Jeju, which fell to the bottom with 5 consecutive wins (2 draws, 3 losses), won its first league win (1-0 win) this season against Gangwon on April 9 (Sun), followed by FA on April 12 In the 3rd round of the cup, the Changwon City Hall soccer team was defeated (2-1 win) and is on the rise. Major players, including captain Choi Young-joon, were shaken for a while as they encountered a large number of injured reefs, but did not collapse.
In particular, coach Nam Ki-il is changing the three consecutive matches (Gangwon-Changwon City Hall-Suwon) in April, which were full of question marks, into exclamation marks. At the same time as managing the condition and stamina of the main players, the team’s motivation was increased with the optimal rotation of Seo Jin-soo, Lim Dong-hyuk, and Kim Geun-bae. Seo Jin-soo played as a substitute card in the Gangwon expedition and scored the winning goal. ‘Suite Striker’ Lim Dong-hyeok, who changed his position to striker, showed his presence at the Changwon City Hall match with his overwhelming supply and assist ability. Veteran goalkeeper Kim Geun-bae also defended the team with a save show in the FA Cup.
Naturally, the capabilities of the players who were originally selected are also reviving. In the 40th minute of the first half against Changwon City Hall, Kim Joo-gong received Lim Dong-hyuk’s header pass from the starting point of Lee Chang-min’s free-kick chance, and started the horsemanship this season. Kim Joo-gong, who has regained his confidence, is aiming for the first goal in the league away from Suwon. Kim Joo-gong scored his debut goal and the preemptive goal in the Suwon expedition on March 1 last year (Tuesday). Forefront striker Yuri also showed quick adaptation by serving as the starting point for Koo Ja-cheol’s dramatic winning goal after being substituted at the Changwon City Hall match. 스포츠토토
Koo Ja-cheol leads internal solidarity on the ground with his captain, while showing his own class without fail. Koo Ja-cheol showed overwhelming performance in various indicators such as the most shots in the team (3), the most passes in the team (48), and the successful acquisition of the second aerial ball in the team (9) in the Gangwon expedition. In the FA Cup, he played as a substitute in the 22nd minute of the second half when the match was 1-1, and even scored a theater goal right before the end of the game, giving him a ticket to the FA Cup round of 16. As legend Ja-Cheol Koo takes the lead, the team’s energy level is bound to rise.
The upcoming Suwon expedition also has a strong will to overcome it well by putting their heads together. Coach Nam Ki-il said, “I gained more confidence by winning three consecutive away matches, which everyone thought was difficult. The players are also struggling, but they are continuing to overcome. In the end, we must become stronger as we move towards the goal we set. After the ordeal, the team is getting stronger. I will also upgrade not only the performance but also the condition management of the players and the distribution of playing time in all aspects.”