I just took my first steps. No team needs to be frustrated. The difference between 6th place Daegu FC (6 points) and 12th place Jeju United (2 points) is only 4 points. However, there are not one or two teams that are already making a ‘music’. That’s why ‘1 win’ is more important.
The first door of the 6th round of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ will be opened by Ulsan Hyundai and Suwon Samsung. The two teams clash on the 8th at 2pm at the Ulsan World Cup Stadium. With 2 points (2 draws and 3 losses), Suwon failed to report its first win this season along with Gangwon FC and Jeju. However, it is not an easy expedition because the opponent is Ulsan.
This season is the era of Ulsan, which won the K-League for the first time in 17 years last year. They won all 5 games (15 points) and established a solo system early on. Ulsan’s new ‘main gun’ Joo Min-gyu is recording goals in 3 consecutive games. He is flying high, winning his first ‘Player of the Month’ award since his recent pro debut. He is showing off his solid organizational skills to the extent that there are no loopholes in the midfield and defense. Director Hong Myung-bo is wary of saying that he is the ‘greatest enemy’, but he is more concerned about who to put on the ‘lineup’.
Suwon must also be bumped. If you catch ‘absolute 1 river’ Ulsan, you can rebound at once. Suwon coach Lee Byeong-geun said, “There are still many games. There are still some shortcomings, but we are putting our heads together with the players to improve. I want to promise to show you a game that can be won by improving tactically.”
Jeonbuk Hyundai, in crisis, is on the home stage once again. Jeonbuk invites Incheon United home at 4:30 pm on the 9th. The atmosphere in Jeonbuk is still untidy due to the ‘blocking the bus’ following the unprecedented cheering boycott. 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses (4 points), 8th place Jeonbuk is definitely not the picture everyone expected. Jeonbuk coach Kim Sang-sik also admitted, “3 losses out of 5 games are difficult results for Jeonbuk to accept. As a manager, I feel unlimited responsibility.” In the end, the twisted knot has no choice but to untie itself.
However, Incheon is also not easy. Incheon was expected to threaten Ulsan and Jeonbuk. Confidence was also great. However, the current address is 1 win, 2 draws, 2 losses (5 points), 7th place. The biggest concern is the defense, which allowed 10 runs in 5 games. So far, Incheon is the only team that has lost double digits. Football speaks through goals. If the defense is shaken, there is no ‘answer’. Of course, if the rear is stable, there is the power to hit and climb at any time.
FC Seoul is hot with ‘Lim Young-woong Sichuk’. It has already exceeded 30,000 pre-orders. It is only a matter of time before the opening game between Ulsan and Jeonbuk was visited by 28,039 spectators, the most in a game since the corona pandemic. There is also excitement that more than 40,000 cloud spectators will gather. After counting paid spectators, the only spectator with more than 40,000 spectators was the Super Match between Seoul and Suwon in June 2016 (47,899).
Seoul will face Daegu at 4:30 pm on the 8th. If you shake off the nightmare of losing the last round and even win, you can see greater synergy. Daegu is trying to go undefeated in 5 consecutive games.
Gwangju FC and Daejeon Hana Citizen, which are attracting attention as a ‘promoted team storm’, will face Pohang Steelers (7:00 pm on the 8th) and Suwon FC (3:00 pm on the 9th) on their respective expeditions. Daejeon is 2nd (11 points) and Gwangju is 5th (9 points). It remains to be seen whether the uptrend will continue in this round. 스포츠토토
The 6th round ends with Gangwon (3 draws and 2 losses) and Jeju (2 draws and 3 losses). Gangwon will face Jeju on the 9th at 7:00 pm at Songam Sports Town in Chuncheon. Both teams are desperate for a first win. He said that he had no place to push anymore, and hit the drainage line. Gangwon, who recently recorded a draw in three consecutive games, is reviving its organizational power. On the other hand, Jeju is still worried about players’ line injuries.