Ahead of the opening game of the ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ held over two days on the 25th and 26th, the coaches mentioned the ‘opening game variable’ with one voice. Due to variables such as the overall condition of the players, injuries, weather, and tactical changes, it was difficult to come up with normal power in the first round in unison. Nam Ki-il, Jeju coach, said, “It’s a relief even if only 70% come out.” In the end, it is an analysis that the team that minimizes variables is likely to obtain an advantageous result.
In fact, the opening game was ‘full of variables’. The match between Pohang and Daegu, held at Pohang Steel Yard on the 26th, started at 2:30, 30 minutes delayed from 2:00 pm due to a problem with the switchboard. Daegu Hong Cheol, Jeju Choi Young-Jun, Jeonbuk Lee Dong-Jun, and Ulsan Eom Won-Sang suffered big and small injuries from the opening game and were replaced. Among foreigners, there are players who showed their skills even before their debut, such as Rubikson (Ulsan), Oberdan (Pohang), Asani (Gwangju), and Anton (Daejeon Hana), while new players such as Serato (Daegu) and Mpoku (Incheon) There were also foreigners who seemed to need time to adapt to the stage.
In this atmosphere, the team with a stable goal scored an advantageous result. Gwangju promoted team Gwangju Kim Gyeong-min showed off 4 saves against Suwon to support the 1-0 victory. In the first half, Koh Seung-beom’s volley and Kim Bo-kyung’s non-stop shot were blocked. Since 2018, when he belonged to Jeju, he successfully played the K-League 1 return match in nearly five years. Suwon FC’s Lee Bum-yeong saved 6 of 7 opponent’s effective shots in the 0-0 draw in Jeju. Suwon FC head coach Kim Do-kyun praised the performance, saying that the team was able to score points thanks to Lee Beom-young.
Seoul Choi Cheol-won showed off three decisive saves in his Seoul debut and K-League 1 debut. In particular, thanks to his performance in blocking Delbridge’s shot in front of the goal in the 7th minute of extra time in the second half, the team was able to secure a 2-1 victory. Yang Han-bin (Cerezo Osaka), who left the team before the season, did not feel the vacancy. 메이저놀이터 Conversely, Jeonbuk Kim Jeong-hoon and Daegu Oh Seung-hoon showed regret in the process of conceding the winning goal against Ulsan and Pohang, respectively. Jeonbuk and Daegu lost 1-2 and 2-3, respectively. Kim Dong-heon of Incheon also expressed regret over the location selection in the process of Kim Joo-sung’s additional goal in the second half of the game against Seoul.
The soccer ball is round, and the situations prepared throughout the winter do not unfold as they are. We will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the winning team or the losing team in the opening match and adjust tactics and strategies. Until then, a team with a strong goal has a better chance of winning points compared to a team that has not. This is why you should watch the goalkeeper’s performance as much as the goalkeeper at the beginning of the season.