Incheon United was the K-League 1 ‘four-final candidate’ this season. This is because they advanced to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League for the first time last year by ranking 4th, and strengthened their power by embracing top league players such as Shin Jin-ho and Jerso (Guinea-Bissau). Under the leadership of coach Cho Seong-hwan, who wrote a new history for the club, Incheon was selected as the team to pay attention to the most in the evaluation that their power has become more solid than last year.
However, Incheon’s move at the beginning of the season is far from being a semifinal candidate. With 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses (4 points), the ranking is 7th. The only victory was a 1-0 victory over Jeju United in the opening three games. Daejeon Hana Citizen drew 3-3 at the end of a slugfest, and knelt down to FC Seoul and Gwangju FC. Daejeon and Gwangju are promoted teams this season.
The biggest concern is defense. This is because they have conceded 10 runs in 4 games, the most in the league. Following 2 runs against Seoul and 3 runs against Daejeon, they suffered a nightmare-like 5 runs against Gwangju. It became the ‘sacrifice’ of the K-League promoted team’s first regular round 5-0 victory.
Looking back at the fact that the number of goals conceded last season was 4th, it is rapidly shaking. According to Bpro Eleven, Incheon is at the bottom of the league in both interception and clearing counts in the defensive area this season. Last season, he was 6th in interception and 1st in clearing. This means that there are many scenes that lead to a crisis as they struggle to block the opponent’s attack from the rear.
Coach Cho Seong-hwan builds a defensive line by placing Delbridge (Australia) and Oh Ban-seok on both sides of the back 3 and placing Kim Dong-min or Kwon Jin-jin in the center. In the last two games, Kwon Jin-jin has filled the place where Kim Dong-min was suspended due to the suspension. Incheon’s latest lineup is that wingbacks include Kim Do-hyeok and Jeong Dong-yoon (Min Kyung-hyeon), and Shin Jin-ho and Lee Myung-joo work together in midfield.
Conceding 2 or more goals in 3 out of 4 games, especially 5 goals in the match against Gwangju, is likely to be a problem with the team’s overall defensive concentration and tactics beyond the sluggishness of a particular player. It is not properly filling the weaknesses of the relatively slow-footed defender, and the analysis of the tactical framework that is close to the extension of last season seems to have been completed from the opposing team’s point of view.
It was only covered by the defense, but the offense was also very disappointing. Foreign strikers such as Hernandez (Brazil) and Mpoku (Democratic Republic of the Congo) scored one after another, but 3 out of 5 team goals were scored in 1 game, and the remaining 3 games were empty. It is necessary to refine the attacking tactics in all directions, including the front, midfield and wingback.
The A-match break that came in an unexpected flow is perhaps a welcome thing. This is because it is an opportunity to reorganize the air defense, such as stabilizing the defense or diversifying the offense, as well as the team atmosphere. As the reliance on the starting lineup has been high, it is possible to consider drastic changes in the composition of the starting lineup. It is the expectation of the club and fans that if it can quickly get back on track, it will be able to rebound quickly as it has been evaluated as strong enough to be selected as a candidate for the semifinals.
An official from the club said,카지노 “The team will finish recharging and start training again from the 22nd. Everyone is alert to the many mistakes. Coach Cho Seong-hwan is also planning a process of subdividing and refining the most urgent defensive tactics.” It’s still early in the season and we have a lot of experienced coaches and players, so we’ll be able to regain stability quickly.”