He’s in an endless slump.
Professional soccer Kangwon FC Kim Dae-won (26) has appeared in all competitions so far in the 15th round of the Hana One Q K League 2023, registering a total of 1 assists. He has yet to score his first goal.
Kim made his professional debut with Daegu FC in 2016 and has been a standout since 2018. After serving as Daegu’s second-choice resource, he moved to Gangwon in 2021. It was at Gangwon that he blossomed. In 2021, he scored nine goals and provided four assists. Last year, he recorded a career-high 12 goals and 13 assists. He ranked first in the K League 1 last year with 25 offensive points. He was also selected as one of the best eleven in the K League 1 last year. A solid foundation.
This season, however, has been a different story. He has only one assist in 15 games. The role of Kim Dae-won, who has excellent individual skills, is crucial for Kangwon, which chooses to play a counterattack strategy. This year, he has struggled to keep the opposition at bay.
His playing time has also decreased. In the last two games, he started from the bench. Against Pohang on the 21st, he came on as a substitute in the 18th minute. Against Seoul on the 28th, he took the field in the 33rd minute. It was an unavoidable choice due to his poor form.
No offensive points. One assist is everything. On the 3rd, he tasted a goal in the FA Cup against Chungbuk Cheongju FC, but he is still scoreless in the K League. With no offensive points coming from Kim Dae-won’s toes, Gangwon is showing a frustrating offense. Gangwon has only scored seven goals in 15 games. They are last in the K League 1 in goals scored.안전놀이터
Gangwon coach Choi Yong-soo said, “It’s a style of playing what you have in a good flow. He relies heavily on his teammates. The reason for his short playing time is that his confidence is currently low.” “He is our ace and it is my role to utilize him well so that he can be a positive factor for the team. I hope I can do it boldly.”
“(Kim) Dae-won will come alive when an attacker plays a role. Right now, if we get caught in the opponent’s defense, we have no one to release. If (Lee) Jung-hyeop’s condition improves after his return, Dae-won can improve as well.”