“Pohang’s potential to overcome difficult situations.”
The Pohang Steelers, led by coach Kim Ki-dong, won an away game against Incheon United in the 19th round of the ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ held at the Incheon Soccer Stadium on the 25th, keeping Jeka’s winning goal to the end and winning 1-0. Pohang (34 points) 먹튀검증overtook 3rd place FC Seoul (32 points) to regain second place.
Pohang has a series of injured players. Nevertheless, Jeka’s winning goal in the 12th minute of the first half was protected until the end and earned a valuable 3 points in the away game. After the game, coach Kim said, “I thought it was an away game for the squad and it was not an easy game. I also asked the players to play our game. Anyway, I talked about the process of making an attack, and I did set-piece training all week long. When I come to Incheon, there are many away fans. Despite conceding many corner kicks, he kept one goal until the end. I am grateful to the players. I think Pohang’s strength is to overcome difficult situations,” he said.
Han Chan-hee, who made his Pohang debut that day, was replaced in the 40th minute of the second half. Coach Kim said, “In the first half, we played well as we wanted. In the second half, he seemed to be struggling a little. He thought he had to keep it. He judged (replacement) to keep one goal rather than lack of skill. He explained the reason for the replacement, saying, “I am satisfied with the part that is aggressively solved.”
Pohang will play the FA Cup against Gangwon FC on the 28th. In Pohang, where the squad is not thick, rotation is virtually difficult. Director Kim said, “I am worried. I think Gangwon-do will have the same concerns. The FA Cup is a concern because there are not 5 replacement cards. Players who haven’t played the game can’t digest 90 minutes if they suddenly enter. I will think about how to harmonize and decide after discussing with the coaching staff.”