K-League 1 Suwon Samsung, who had even hardened the command tower amid sluggishness in 7 consecutive matches since its inception, is trying to rebound in the ‘Super Match’.
Suwon will go on an expedition to Seoul in the 8th round of the 2022 season at 2:00 pm on the 22nd at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. Suwon’s current situation is the worst since its foundation. It’s been about a month and a half since this season started, but they haven’t reported a single win in seven games. With 2 draws and 5 losses (2 points), they are the lowest among 12 teams.
Suwon was caught 0-1 by the ‘promoted team’ Gwangju FC from the opening game, and did not get ‘3 points’ even once until the 7th round against Jeju United (2-3 loss). Suwon and 11th place Gangwon (3 draws, 4 losses, 3 points) were the only teams that failed to report a victory until the 7th round.
The 7 games without a win after the opening of the season is the most since the foundation of Suwon. In 2017, Suwon, which was coached by Seo Jeong-won, was in a slump in the opening six games without a win (5 draws and 1 loss), and then managed to survive with three consecutive wins. If you have to compare, Suwon has a big difference in the number of defeats, 5-1.
The Suwon club eventually sacked manager Lee Byeong-geun on the 17th and started to settle the atmosphere. Head coach Choi Seong-yong took over the temporary baton and started training the next day to prepare for the weekend super match. Senior coach Choi, who served as acting manager, had experience leading the team at the forefront of overcoming a crisis even in 2017.
The mountain that Suwon must overcome is Seoul, the ‘traditional rival’. Seoul is 4th with 4 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses (13 points). Even numerically, it is clear that Seoul is inferior to Seoul. Moreover, the previous record of Super Match is also somewhat lower with 22 wins, 19 draws and 29 losses as of October 22, the last round of last year. On the league ground, they were pushed back with 18 wins, 15 draws, and 24 losses, and their record in the cup competition was also poor with 2 wins, 2 draws, and 4 losses. Only in the FA Cup, they barely hold the upper hand with 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.
Besides, the atmosphere in Seoul at the beginning of this season is good. While scoring 13 points in 7 games, he blocked 8 goals. It is a decisive power close to 2 goals per game. It is close to doubling Suwon’s score (7 points). In particular, Seoul used ‘attack soccer’ to such an extent that there was no scoreless game after the opening, such as having close matches with top ranked Ulsan (1-2 loss) and Pohang (1-1 draw).
It looks like a ‘mountain that is difficult to overcome’,스포츠토토 but if they overcome Seoul in their 71st Super Match, Suwon can clear away the pain of the past 7 matches. This is because the song of victory in the midst of hardship resonates louder.