Striker Oh Hyeon-gyu (Celtic) It was the opening match for Suwon Samsung, which felt a void.
On the 25th at 4:30 pm at the Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon, who had the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 opening game (round 1), lost 0-1 to Gwangju FC.
Suwon formed an offensive line with Ahn Byeong-jun as the head, Kim Bo-kyung and Kim Joo-chan on the left and right. Tall striker Mulich, whom Oh Hyun-gyu, who was in charge of scoring for Suwon last year, transferred to Celtic and recruited as a replacement, was excluded from the list. He suffered a hamstring injury at the end of the winter training camp and needs another 1-2 weeks to recover.
On this day, Suwon had a total of 10 shots, slightly behind Gwangju (12), but had more decisive opportunities. In particular, after Akosti was replaced, the offensive power improved noticeably. Gwangju goalkeeper Kim Kyung-min’s super save and unfortunate decision making it impossible to break the net was one of the factors behind the defeat.
In the 11th minute of the first half, Ko Seung-beom’s volley shot at the goal was blocked by Kim Kyung-min’s super save, and in the 34th minute of the first half, Kim Bo-kyung’s cross from Accosti was returned to the goal by Kim Kyung-min. As soon as the second half started, Akosti stabbed a grounder cross from the right side of the penalty box, but Ahn Byeong-jun passed it and even Kim Bo-kyung missed the ball. In the 29th minute of the second half, Accosti rolled the ball close to the goal, and Kim Kyung-min cleared the ball, and in the 34th minute of the second half, Jeon Jin-woo’s sensational goal over the goalkeeper’s key was canceled as offside.
Gwangju scored the winning goal while Suwon was unable to show a decisive shot. Asani, who was substituted in the second half, scored his first shot. It was a cool goal in which the ball hit the crossbar and was sucked into the goal. It contrasted even more with Suwon, who was frustrated throughout the 90 minutes.
Coach Lee Byeong-geun said at a press conference after the game, “The process of getting to the penalty box was good, but the finish was disappointing.” He pointed out the part where he failed to finish even after recording 5 shots on target. 스포츠토토
Next, coach Lee analyzed, “(Kim) Bokyung had about two perfect chances, but he should have scored. Because the new players joined late, he lacked cool judgment when the chance came.”
Suwon, which prepared this season to make up for last year’s sluggish performance, revealed its decision-making problem from the opening game. As coach Lee analyzed, it is necessary to make improvements such as playing calmly in front of the goal. If Mulich returns, it could be an addition to the Suwon offense. Although it was overshadowed by the defeat in the opening game, there were definitely positive aspects such as the breakthrough and cross of the newly recruited foreign resource Akosti, and the collaboration between Akosti and Basani. If you only take a point, you can expect a stronger attack than last year.