FC Seoul went undefeated in the SuperMatch this season. They also managed to climb to third place in the standings. Acting head coach Kim Jin-gyu had a successful showcase.
FC Seoul defended Ilyuchenko’s goal in the first minute of the first half to earn a 1-0 victory over the Suwon Samsung Bluewings in the third Super Match of the 29th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2023 at Suwon World Cup Stadium on February 2 at 16:30.
With the victory, Seoul made it three wins out of three in this season’s Super Match and moved up to third place in the standings with 11 wins, 10 draws and eight losses for 43 points, ahead of Gwangju, who have yet to play.
Acting head coach Kim Jin-gyu, who took over the reins after the resignation of Ahn Ik-soo, successfully stabilized the team’s mood with 1-1 draws against Ulsan and Suwon, while Ilyuchenko, who was not favored by his predecessor, repaid Kim’s faith by scoring a goal in two consecutive matches.
Acting head coach Kim Jin-gyu said in a post-match interview, “It was a tough game. I think we played a good game as a rivalry game, and the only thing I’m a little disappointed about is that I expected it in the second half, but I told them that we should play with more lines, but it didn’t work out, so I’m not happy.”
“I thought Suwon would be more aggressive in the second half, and I thought that if we used Willian and Han Seung-kyu, there would be space. We created chances, but we couldn’t capitalize, so I think it made it harder for the team. I think we need to improve our passing as a team.”
Despite the victory, acting head coach Kim Jin-gyu was not smiling. “There was a part of the game where a fan got sick and I felt uncomfortable. After the first half, the fans told us that he got sick while cheering for us, so even though we won, we didn’t feel good. I hope he gets well soon,” he said, wishing the fan a speedy recovery.
Acting head coach Kim Jin-kyu, who evaluated the approval of the Super Match, said, “I think the players tried not to lose the fight in the first half, including Kim Joo-sung.” However, he added, “We had a lot of players like Kim Jin-gyu in the first half, but not in the second half, so I think we need to train more. If we lose focus like we did in the second half, Seoul will never improve,” he said sharply.
He praised Ilyuchenko, saying, “When we met, I told him that I would help him play soccer that utilizes your strengths, so I thought he would be unhappy if I asked him to go to the side, so I told him to concentrate in the box, and he seems to be doing a good job.” 온라인바카라
On Goyohan, he added: “He’s older, but I think he’s had a gap because of injuries, but he’s a good player. I think he showed the best of what he has in the first half.” Acting head coach Kim Jin-gyu said of Choi Chul-won, “He’s been focused from training, so I think he’s making good saves in the game. He is a player who silently does everything he can, so I hope he will continue to do well.”