Suwon Samsung encountered a ‘difficulty’ in the first game of August.
Suwon Samsung lost 0-2 to Suwon FC in the 25th round of the ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ held at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 5th. Suwon Samsung, which lost in 6 games and stood still at 18 points, widened the gap with 10th place Suwon FC (23 points) to 5 points again.
The break is putting a brake on the rise of Suwon Samsung. Suwon never lost with 2 wins and 3 draws in 5 matches in a month in July. The effect of the new face brought in from the transfer market was evident. In the 23rd round, they beat leader Ulsan Hyundai 3-1, and escaped from the bottom by overpowering relegation rival Gangwon FC (2-1 win). It seemed to succeed in reversing the mood.
However, after the break, he was shaken in the first game in August. It is even more regrettable that they could have raised the rankings to 10th place if they had won that day. In addition, it became an even more critical blow to suffer the humiliation of losing all three times in the ‘Suwon Derby’ this season.
Suwon conceded two goals in the first half alone. Amid the departure of goalkeeper Yang Hyeong-mo, the defense was somewhat shaken. In the first run scene, he completely missed the opposing striker Lars in a corner kick. Even in the extra point scene, there were many defenders in the penalty box, but Lee Seung-woo’s individual breakthrough could not be prevented. Coach Kim Byung-soo also pointed out the defeat, saying, “It seems that giving up the first goal was a big blow.”스포츠토토
Above all, midfielder Kazuki was intensively checked, and the development of the attack was not smooth. Suwon couldn’t focus on the game, with Kazuki having a nervous battle with his opponent Lee Seung-woo. In the aftermath of this, Suwon only attempted one shot in the first 45 minutes. Even that was not a valid shot. In the second half, he drove a shot, but was far from scoring.
Of course, there were positive factors. Foreign striker Warrick Popo, who made his debut match for Suwon, was not bad. He showed flashes a few times throughout the first half. He seems to be a addition to the team if he just breathes with his teammates. Moreover, all of the strikers have returned from injuries. Acosti, Mulich, and Kim Kyung-joong were all substitutes.
Suwon’s August schedule is not easy. Starting with Jeonbuk Hyundai (away) on the 12th, Jeju United (home) ~ Gwangju FC (away) are about to face off. As the heatwave has begun in earnest, the performance in August is important to escape the relegation zone. It remains to be seen whether Suwon, whose rising trend has been broken, can pick up its momentum again.