Frontline woes again.
Suwon Samsung, led by head coach Kim Byung-soo, is once again in trouble up front. Suwon lost 1-2 at home to Suwon FC in the 16th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Suwon World Cup Stadium on March 3. Suwon (8 points), which has lost three straight league games, is now four points behind Gangwon FC (12 points), which picked up a point on the same day.
Suwon is facing a frontline problem after the departure of Oh Hyun-kyu (Celtic), who was their star striker last season. This left the team with only Ahn Byung-jun as a frontline striker. Suwon’s replacement in the winter transfer window was Mulicic.
The 203-centimeter striker had scored 22 goals in 69 appearances for Seongnam FC over the past two seasons. However, he was injured before the start of the season and did not play a game until March. He returned in April, but scored one goal in seven appearances. To make matters worse, Mulicic has been out for nearly a month since his injury against Jeonbuk Hyundai on March 10. His injury absence has been longer than expected.
In addition, Ahn Byung-jun, who broke his silence and started scoring, is also playing with an adductor muscle injury. Ahn started the match against Suwon FC but was substituted after only 45 minutes. “I had no choice because Mullich was out (injured) and there was only one player who could take his place,” Kim said. Ahn had scored in three consecutive league games before this one, so it was a disappointment.스포츠토토
Central defender Han Ho-kang was Suwon’s only other scorer on the day. After Ahn was subbed out, Kim deployed Acosti up front. Acosti is a flanker, but his ball-keeping and decisiveness make him a valuable resource. He can also do his job up front. However, there is a hemorrhage of losing one of their flanking options with Acosti’s absence. For a side in desperate need of an escape from the bottom of the table, things just don’t seem to be working out.
A turning point in the season. June could be the most important month for the bottom-placed Suwon. They need to make the most of the June A-Match break. This will give Kim, who took over in April, a long period of time to make new changes to the team. They should also take advantage of the summer transfer window to strengthen their squad.