At the beginning of the 2023 season, Gangwon FC’s ‘winless march’ is getting longer.
Gangwon, led by coach Choi Yong-soo, lost 0-1 against Jeju United in the 6th round of the ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ held at Songam Sports Town in Chuncheon on the 9th, and continued to draw 6 games in a row (3 draws, 3 losses) after the league opened. went. Along with Suwon Samsung (2 draws and 4 losses), they are in 11th place in the relegation zone without a win.
Before the start of the season, he set the goal of advancing to the Final A for the second year in a row following last year, but he has not been able to get out of the mire. After losing both of their first two games, they showed good performance and drew three consecutive draws against Daegu, Pohang, and Suwon Samsung, but were hit by Jeju, which was sluggish at the bottom. Although it is early in the season, Seongnam FC, which recorded 6 consecutive wins (2 draws, 4 losses) after the opening of last season, was relegated to the bottom without a major rebound after that, so it is a situation that cannot be taken lightly.
Given this situation, the pre-season transfer market is bound to be regrettable. Gangwon only recruited three players ahead of this season: Alibayev, Yoo In-soo, and Kim Woo-seok. Except for the military enlistment of Kim Dong-hyun, who was captain last year, there were no departures from the main players, but in order to aim for Final A for the second year in a row, a stronger squad should have been prepared. In particular, as strikers Lee Jeong-hyeop and Dino, winger Yang Hyeon-joon, midfielder Kevin, and defender Lim Chang-woo missed consecutively due to injuries from the beginning, the regret for the thin squad grew. 온라인카지노
The sluggishness of the offense is also painful. So far, there are only 3 goals in Gangwon, but the only field goal was Kim Jin-ho’s score in the 5th round against Suwon Samsung. The driving force that enabled Gangwon to advance to the Final A last season was their offensive power, which scored 50 goals (1.31 goals per game) in 38 games. To put it bluntly, Gallego is the only player currently doing his part in the attacking line. In a situation where Dino, who has returned from an Achilles tendon injury, has yet to recover to normal condition, Gangwon’s aces, Kim Dae-won and Yang Hyun-joon, need to be bolder and aim for direct goals.
For Gangwon, which needs a rebound, the third round of the FA Cup scheduled for the 12th could be an opportunity. In a situation where league performance is more important, the league home game against Incheon is scheduled on the 16th, so it will be difficult to start all the main players, but winning is a habit after all, so once you record your first win, even in the FA Cup, the atmosphere can change. Coincidentally, the opponent is Chungbuk Cheongju FC, a ‘new team’ that is in 9th place in the K League 2. Starting with this game victory, Gangwon needs to prepare an opportunity for a rebound.