Suwon Samsung’s first victory of the season was a victory made by everyone.
Suwon won 1-0 against Incheon United in the 11th round of the ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ held at the Incheon Soccer Stadium at 4:30 pm on the 5th. With three points, Suwon remained at the bottom of the league, but won for the first time in the league since the opening.
The first victory was a burden and a worry for Suwon. Suwon got off to a shaky start with a 0-1 defeat to promoted team Gwangju in the opening game at home, and then recorded 1 draw and 2 losses in the next 3 matches. In the 5th round schedule against Gangwon FC, despite scoring the opening goal, they failed to keep it and failed to win again. However, even after coach Lee Byeong-geun left, Suwon added three consecutive losses and set a humiliating record of 10 consecutive games without a win.
The last game of the 1st round robin, Suwon went to Incheon. It was the last game of Acting Choi Sung-yong, a day after the appointment of manager Kim Byung-soo was announced. Suwon scored the first goal in the 30th minute. Lee Ki-je started as a free kick kicker from in front of the penalty box, and Lee Ki-je aimed for Incheon’s goal with a sharp left-footed shot. The ball left Lee Ki-je’s feet and was sucked into the goal with a wonderful trajectory. It was Suwon’s third opening goal of the season.
Entering the second half, Suwon set out to defend the opening goal. The players fought desperately for their first victory in the pouring rain, and eventually took 3 points for the first time in the league 70 days after the opening.
The protagonist of the winning goal was Lee Ki-je, but it was the first win all of Suwon made together. Suwon players collapsed on the ground when the final whistle blew after all 6 minutes of extra time had passed. Some players knelt due to loosened legs or were in tears at the thrill of their first victory. Acting Choi Seong-yong was also known to have tears in his eyes at the post-game press conference.안전놀이터
There is also credit for the supporters who steadfastly supported Suwon despite the slump. Even on this day, Suwon fans came to Incheon to support the expedition despite inclement weather, and sang a cheering song. After the game, the fans were caught wiping away tears like the players on the broadcast screen.
In the meantime, Suwon’s goal was their first victory. But now Suwon has to aim for more than victory. You need to look up, thinking that you have come up from the bottom. Suwon, which will make a fresh start under coach Kim Byung-soo, will play the first match of the second round robin on the 10th, Jeonbuk Hyundai War.