Suwon Samsung encountered ‘difficulties’ in their first game in August.
Suwon Samsung suffered a 0-2 defeat to Suwon FC in the 25th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Suwon World Cup Stadium on August 5. The loss, their first in six games, dropped them to 18 points and widened the gap between them and 10th-place Suwon FC (23 points) back to five points.
The break seems to have put the brakes on Suwon’s momentum. Suwon didn’t lose a game in the month of July, winning two and drawing three in five matches. The effect of the new faces brought in during the transfer window was evident. In round 23, they beat leaders Ulsan Hyundai 3-1 and also knocked off relegation battle Gangwon FC (2-1) to move off the bottom of the table. It looked like they were turning things around.
However, they faltered in their first game back in August after the break, which is a shame as a win would have lifted them up to 10th place, and it was a further blow as they suffered the humiliation of losing all three times in the ‘Suwon Derby’ this season.
Suwon conceded two goals in the first half alone. The defense was somewhat shaken by the departure of starting goalkeeper Yang Hyung-mo. On the first goal, she completely missed opposing striker Rath on a corner kick. In the second goal, the defense was outnumbered in the penalty box but was unable to stop Lee Seung-woo’s individual breakthrough. “Conceding the first goal was a big blow,” said coach Kim Byung-soo.
First of all, Kazuki in the midfield was heavily guarded and the offense was not able to develop smoothly. Suwon was unable to concentrate on the game as Kazuki had a nervous breakdown with his opponent Lee Seung-woo. As a result, Suwon only managed one shot in the first 45 minutes, and it wasn’t even on target. In the second half, she piled on the shots but was far from scoring.카지노
There were positives, of course. Foreign striker Weric Popo, who made his Suwon debut, did not look bad. He had a few flashes of brilliance in the first half. If he can find his rhythm with his teammates, he could be a valuable addition to the team. What’s more, the forwards are all back from injury. Acosti, Mullich, and Kim Kyung-joong all came off the bench.
Suwon has a tough schedule in August. Starting on August 12 against Jeonbuk Hyundai (A), they will face Jeju United (H) and Gwangju FC (A). With the heatwave in full swing, August results will be crucial for the team to escape the relegation zone. It will be interesting to see if Suwon can pick up the momentum again.