Gangwon FC, which fell into a crisis at the beginning of the season, is aiming for a rebound.
Gangwon, led by coach Choi Yong-soo, will play against the Pohang Steelers in the 4th round of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ at Pohang Steel Yard at 2:00 pm on the 18th. Gangwon currently has the same points as Suwon Samsung with 1 draw, 2 losses and 1 point, but they are behind in the number of points and are at the bottom.
Gangwon is in desperate need of a rebound in the game against Pohang. As we enter the two-week A-match break after this game스포츠토토, we have to win against Pohang to regain strength during the break in a good atmosphere. But the situation is not good. Striker Lee Jeong-hyeop and midfielder Kevin collapsed due to injuries one after another, and Yang Hyun-joon, ‘Shinseong’, also suffered a fractured nose bone in the match against Daegu FC, making the absence inevitable.
Coach Choi Yong-soo, who only recorded one own goal this season and was deeply concerned about offense, cannot help but feel more complicated in his head. Due to Lee Jeong-hyeop’s injury and Dino’s sluggish performance, he said, “I’m going to consider irregular tactics,” but even Yang Hyun-joon, who should be the core of irregular tactics, collapsed, making it difficult to fight even with ‘gums’. There are also not enough resources for people under the age of 22 to replace Yang Hyun-joon.
In addition, Pohang, which they are facing this time, is a strong player who is in second place in the league with an undefeated streak of 2 wins and 1 draw this season. There are no great star players, but the team is famous for playing attractive soccer under the direction of coach Kim Ki-dong. Last year, it also ranked 3rd after Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk Hyundai, the K-League’2nd round’.
In addition, Pohang is another natural enemy of Gangwon, only hidden by Ulsan. In the last 10 games, including 3 losses in a row last year, they are greatly pushed with 1 win, 2 draws and 7 losses. In a situation where the range of player operation was narrowed due to a series of injuries to key players, he faced a burdensome opponent.
But you can’t be discouraged. If the remaining players do their part, they are not opponents that cannot be defeated. Fortunately, Kim Dae-won and Gallego, who are in charge of flank attacks, are in good condition. Korea Young also announced a revival by playing an active part in the air defense against Daegu last time. Centerback Kim Woo-seok also made a stable debut. If they play their roles well, there is a high possibility of a tight match with Pohang.
The key is still scoring. Gangwon, who have not yet scored a goal, showed a lack of decisiveness in the last 3 games. It is absolutely necessary to score points scored by Gangwon players before the break. Looking at the scene where Pohang lost points, it is struggling to fight for air supremacy in set pieces. 190 cm Dino, 184 cm Kim Young-bin, Kim Woo-seok, etc. should fight more aggressively on set pieces. Using Lim Chang-woo, who has an RBI header and good timing, at set pieces can also be a solution.