It continues to evolve. This is the story of Pohang Steelers and coach Kim Ki-dong.
Pohang, led by coach Kim, won 2-1 in an away game against Jeonbuk Hyundai in the 5th round of the ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 1st. With this, Pohang (11 points, 8 goals) will run undefeated in 5 matches (3 wins, 2 draws). Second place Daejeon Hana Citizen (11 points, 11 goals) was behind in many points and placed in third place.
Lee Ho-jae, who went to the Asian Games national team, left Pohang that day. Ho-jae Lee scrambled as a joker in the second half and scored 3 goals in 4 games, so his gap was expected. Coach Kim chose Lee Seung-mo, not Jeka, as the forward striker. Lee Seung-mo spent a long rehabilitation period due to an ankle injury last September. This day was his comeback match, and midfielder Lee Seung-mo was put up first. And midfielder Cho Jae-hoon, born in 2003, sortied for the left striker. Cho Jae-hoon was also his first start this season. It was the intention to block Jeonbuk’s central attack by deploying two strikers who tend to be midfielders. 메이저사이트
In fact, Lee Seung-mo and Cho Jae-hoon blunted Jeonbuk’s attack with active participation in defense and a wide activity radius. There was some regret in the development of the attack, but I have to say that I did my part enough. In the 16th minute of the first half, Ryu Jae-moon’s mid-range shot was deflected by Pohang defender Sim Sang-min’s body and conceded, but the overall defense was not bad.
And at the start of the second half, coach Kim put in strikers Jeka and Baek Seong-dong at the same time. In the 20th minute of the second half, even Kim Seung-dae was put in. It was a plan to attack the space behind Jeonbuk’s defense by using Baek Seong-dong and Kim Seung-dae, with Jeka receiving the ball at the forefront. It paid off in the 12th minute of the second half. Shin Kwang-hun, who received a pass from Jung Jae-hee to Ko Young-jun, crossed from the right flank. Baek Seong-dong, who penetrated this, calmly tied the score with his left foot. He made full use of the attention focused on Zecca. And in the extra time of the second half, Baek Sung-dong’s cross was finished with an accurate header by Jeka, and it was the key goal to win 3 points. Director Kim’s mercenary skills were exactly right.
In addition to coach Kim, Park Chan-yong was put in in the 31st minute of the second half to try to control Jeonbuk Gustavo’s right to deliver. Park Seung-wook, who started as a central defender, was reassigned to the right flank and Shin Kwang-hoon as a central midfielder. Park Seung-wook, who has excellent one-on-one marking ability, was entrusted with Jeonbuk’s Andre Lewis and Moon Seon-min’s defense. In the end, Jeonbuk was unable to launch any significant attacks afterwards. As a result, we blocked the center attack, which Jeonbuk is good at, and had fun with a series of attack cards and changes in the position of the defenders in the second half. Coach Kim is a leader whose strengths are excellent mercenary skills and flexible coping skills. Director Kim, who has been in his 5th year since his appointment at Pohang, is evolving.