Incheon United, coached by Cho Sung-hwan, played FC Seoul to a 1-1 draw after exchanging goals in the 17th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at the Incheon Football Stadium on Sunday. Incheon (19 points) leapfrogged Suwon FC (18 points) for ninth place.
Incheon took the lead through Gerso in the 19th minute of the first half, but were unable to secure the three points as Hwang Ui-jo equalized seven minutes into the second half. It was another missed opportunity to extend their winning streak, something Cho emphasized before the game. After the game, Cho said, “The first half went in a good direction as we intended, but there were a lot of passing mistakes and the physical part was difficult. We lost a lot of possession after we got the ball, so it was difficult to keep the ball. We will quickly make up for it, recover, and prepare for the next game,” he said.
On a positive note, in the previous match against Hana Citizen, Mpoku scored a goal, but this time it was Jerso. “It’s positive to have different players involved in scoring,” 스포츠토토 Cho said, “We had chances on the counterattack. We will do our best to score more goals.”
Incheon has one win and four draws in its last five matches. Although they are not losing, they are disappointed with only one point. Coach Cho said, “Goals are the key. We had to create a situation where we could hold on and win today, but we couldn’t. We have to overcome everything, including the balance of our defense and our mental strength.”