Professional football Pohang Steelers coach Kim Ki-dong is showing a spirited mercenary technique. Since opening, he has played five matches, scoring only as a substitute in three of them.
Pohang won a 2-1 come-from-behind victory at the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 Jeonbuk Hyundai match held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 1st.
In the 16th minute of the first half, Pohang allowed a goal to Ryu Jae-moon and was drawn 0-1. Then, with the start of the second half, coach Kim Ki-dong put Baek Seong-dong and Jeka into the game to win early.
The two players pulled off a comeback. In the 12th minute of the second half, Jeka fought in front of the gate, and in the meantime, Baek Seong-dong won the ball and scored. In the 8th minute of extra time in the second half, Baek Seong-dong crossed the goal and Jeka shook the net with his head.
This is not the only time coach Kim’s replacement card worked. In three of the five matches Pohang played after the opening, a player replaced by manager Kim scored a goal.
In the match against Daegu FC on the 26th of last month, which was the opening game, Kim Seung-dae, who was substituted in the 39th minute of the second half, delivered an accurate pass to Lee Ho-jae, who had also been replaced, and Lee Ho-jae calmly scored the goal. In the 45th minute of the second half, Lee Ho-jae even scored a lucky mid-range shot to win the match.
In the match against Gangwon FC on the 18th of last month, Lee Ho-jae, who came in in the 41st minute of the second half when Kim was trailing 0-1, scored a dramatic equalizer with a volley 4 minutes later.
Coach Kim is producing the best results in the league while spending more than 10 billion won less on player salaries than Ulsan or Jeonbuk.
Coach Kim, who has been leading Pohang since April 2019, ranked 4th in the league in 2019 and 3rd in 2020. In 2021, he finished runner-up in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL), although he only finished ninth in the league. Last year, it ranked third after Ulsan and Jeonbuk in the league.
Thanks to coach Kim’s mercenary skills,토토사이트 Pohang is ranked third this season after Ulsan and Daejeon. Attention is focusing on what kind of performance coach Kim, whose leadership has been in the spotlight, will lead Pohang this year.