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‘Undefeated finish + 3 derbies in a row’: Suwon Samsung coach Kim Byung-soo on his defeats

Head coach Kim Byung-soo points out the defeat in the Suwon derby.

Suwon Samsung lost 0-2 to Suwon FC in the 25th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 7 p.m. on May 5. With the loss, Suwon Samsung (18 points) remained in 11th place.

Suwon Samsung went into the Suwon derby in a good mood. Head coach Kim Byung-soo opted for a 3-4-3 formation. Werik Poppo, Jeon Jin-woo, and Kim Joo-chan were up front, while Lee Ki-je, Ko Seung-beom, Kazuki, and Lee Sang-min were in the middle. The back line was composed of Park Dae-won, Kim Joo-won, and Ko Myung-seok. Ahn Chan-ki was in goal.토토사이트

However, Suwon FC was the winner. In the 26th minute, a corner kick from Yoon Beom-garam was sharply headed into the box. Rath took the no-mark opportunity and finished with a neat header to take the lead. In first-half stoppage time, Lee Seung-woo rattled the net with a sensational shot to complete the scoring.

Suwon Samsung fought back by bringing on Kim Gum-yeol, Acosti, Mullich, Kim Kyung-jung, and Yoo Je-ho. Suwon FC added Oh In-pyo, Jung Jae-yong, and Kim Hyun to consolidate their lead. In the end, Suwon Samsung fell to Suwon FC 0-2, ending their five-match unbeaten streak and dropping their third straight Suwon derby.

Speaking at the post-match press conference, head coach Kim Byung-soo said, “I’m disappointed to lose such an important game. I think the lack of numbers in the center of the field in the first half led to the problem, and conceding the first goal was a big blow,” he said, reflecting on the disappointing loss.

As coach Kim Byung-soo mentioned, Suwon Samsung did not have the strength in the center today. When asked if he emphasized anything at halftime, he said, “There were no special instructions. We switched to a back four in the second half. It’s a one-on-one battle in each area, so I didn’t see too many problems. We had a couple of good chances in the second half and I think it would have been nice to have taken them.”

On debutant Welik Pofo, he said: “I think he was in good form. I think he put a lot of effort into the defense in the first half, and I think he’s a player to watch.”

The loss ended Suwon Samsung’s five-match unbeaten streak. It was their third consecutive Suwon derby defeat and a blow to their pride in front of their rivals. They need to turn things around in a hurry to stay in the race. Suwon Samsung will look to get back to winning ways against Jeonbuk Hyundai at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12.

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