‘Pressure’ instead of sinking despite being outnumbered… Expedition points created by Kim Ki-dong’s ‘strategy’ and Pohang’s ‘strength’

 “I said to defend from the front line even if I concede 2 or 3 goals.”

Pohang Steelers, led by coach Kim Ki-dong, played an away game against Suwon Samsung in the 22nd round of the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 held at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 12th, overcoming their inferiority due to Ha Chang-rae’s exit and winning a 1-1 draw. 1 victory point won in a situation where there are only one player on the road is inevitably precious.

The aftermath of the 21st round Ulsan Hyundai and the ‘East Coast Derby’ is always there. Moreover, Pohang lost 0-1 to Ulsan. Coach Kim also said before the game, “I put a lot of energy into it. It won’t be an easy game. Suwon, which is in a difficult situation, will make it difficult for us.”

As manager Kim said, Suwon did not give up space on the side while exerting strong forward pressure. In Pohang, Youngjun Ko, Seungdae Kim, and Seongdong Baek are outstanding in creating spaces. In addition, the overlapping of side defenders Park Seung-wook and Wandelson is not bad. However, on this day, Pohang’s side did not use their strength at all. After Suwon blocked the ball, Koh Seung-beom and Kazuki quickly developed an attack forward, and saw the effect. At the beginning of the first half, it was regrettable that Kim Joo-chan’s one-on-one chance with the goalkeeper and Jeon Jin-woo’s two shots in the penalty box did not lead to a goal.

In the 11th minute of the second half, a variable came. Jeon Jin-woo, who received Kazuki’s forward pass, tried to enter the penalty box. In this process, Jeon Jin-woo competed with Ha Chang-rae. The referee did not call a foul at first, but after a video review (VAR), he declared a foul on Ha Chang-rae and ordered him to leave. In the end, Suwon took the lead with Mulich succeeding in this free kick. In Pohang, all the bad news was connected, including the inferiority in numbers due to Ha Chang-rae’s vacancy and the loss of the first goal.토토사이트

Coach Kim placed defender Park Chan-yong in the back and put Kim In-seong in to make the most of his speed. Pohang tried to press and advance without lowering the defensive line, and it worked. After the middle of the second half, Suwon had a lot of pass misses and had difficulty in possession of the ball.

Coach Kim said after the game, “I told (Kim) Seung-dae not to step down unilaterally. With (Kim) Inseong put in, I tried to save both sides of the speed with Seungdae. He looked at the timing and said he would continue to press forward. This part seems to have embarrassed Suwon. In the development using Mulich, I think Oberdan, who has a lot of activity, won the second ball, and Han Chan-hee spread the ball to the side. He said to defend from the front even if he conceded 2 or 3 goals.”

In the end, in the 34th minute of the second half of the second half, in a corner kick situation, Jeka calmly finished the penalty kick awarded by Park Chan-yong to turn the game around. Even after that, Pohang was more aggressive than Suwon. In the crisis of consecutive defeats amidst various bad news, Pohang won a valuable 1 point thanks to coach Kim’s ‘resources’ and unbreakable power.