Coach Kim Byung-soo, who took the baton of Suwon Samsung, recorded his first win against his parent Gangwon FC.
Suwon Samsung won the Hanawon Q K-League 1 2023 Round 13 Gangwon Expedition at 7:00 pm on the 13th at the main stadium of Songam Sports Town in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do.
The confrontation that day was talked about as the ‘Kim Byung-soo Derby’ among K-League fans. From 2018 to 2021, coach Kim, who caused a sensation of ‘Byungsoo Ball’ as a command tower in Gangwon, visited Chuncheon as a ‘Red Chief’ in two years. Suwon Samsung is at the bottom of the league with 1 draw, 2 draws and 9 losses, 5 points, and is in the worst situation. In the home game against Jeonbuk on the 10th, the first game coach Kim took the helm, he lost 0-3 and failed to turn the atmosphere around. On this day, he went out with a determined determination against Gangwon, which was ranked 11th.
On this day, coach Kim put up veteran Yeom Ki-hoon as the starter. In a crisis situation, we expected the leadership of a veteran who is the ‘ruler of the left foot’. Ahn Byeong-jun, who had not been able to score goals this season, was put in, and Han Ho-gang, who had ‘defensive leadership’, was appointed amid long-term injuries to Min Sang-gi and other defensive lines. Veterans and players who did not receive a chance were equally appointed.
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In the 33rd minute of the first half, Han Ho-gang reciprocated Kim’s trust. Right after Lee Ki-je’s left-footed courier cross, he jumped high into the air. A powerful header hit the far post and scored a thrilling opening goal. Born in 1993, the defender from Jeonnam in the 2nd division saved Suwon Samsung with his league debut goal at the moment of despair. ‘Left-footed master’ Lee Ki-je also recorded his first assist of the season.
Suwon Samsung continued their offensive in the second half. I wasn’t satisfied with just one goal. 3 points were desperately needed. In the 11th minute of the second half, Ahn Byeong-jun’s shot from the goal was caught by Gangwon goalkeeper Yoo Sang-hoon. It was a precursor to the goal. In the 13th minute of the second half, taking advantage of the opponent’s mistake, a mid-range shot kicked up with his right foot from midfield landed behind Gangwon goalkeeper Yoo Sang-hoon and was sucked into the net. Ahn Byeong-jun was thrilled with the season’s beastly goal. After a hot roar, they put their hands together in front of the Suwon Samsung away fans and apologized for the disappointing performance.
In the 15th minute of the second half, right after they scored two goals, Kangwon coach Choi Yong-soo replaced Woong-hee Lee, Chang-woo Lim, and Dino with Jin-ho Kim, Woo-seok Kim, and Gallego at once to increase the odds. In the 20th minute of the second half, Gangwon Hankook Young’s header went off the net. In the 25th minute of the second half, Kim Jin-ho’s sharp, high-altitude header hit the post.
In the 26th minute of the second half, the left-footed Yeom Ki-hun, who showed off the dignity of a veteran, was replaced by Go Myeong-seok, Han Seok-jong was replaced by Lee Sang-min, and in the 34th minute, Yoo Je-ho was replaced by Lee Jong-seong, to secure the 3 points. In the second half of extra time, Suwon Samsung blocked Gangwon’s tenacious attempt at a goal to the end, winning 2-0 and giving coach Kim Byung-soo and Suwon fans a thrilling 3 points. Following the first win in the Incheon Expedition on Children’s Day, he won his second win of the season.
Suwon Samsung wins away from Gangwon. This is the proof shot of the first win after coach Kim Byeong-soo took over. Photo courtesy of the Professional Football League
An Byeong-jun and Han Ho-gang in the Gangwon-do match. Photo courtesy of the Professional Football League
‘Left-footed Ruler’ veteran Yeom Ki-hoon is taking a commemorative photo with Suwon Samsung away fans after a 2-0 victory over Gangwon. Photo courtesy of the Professional Football League
In an interview with the Coupang Play broadcaster after the game, Yeom Ki-hoon said, “I was really desperate. The new coach came, but I was sorry to the fans for the difficult game in the first game.” He said, “Many fans came to Gangwon, and I am fortunate and happy to win together.” He added, “As it is a three-back like Gangwon and there will be a lot of 1-on-1 fights, I came out on the pitch with the determination not to lose in 1-on-1.” Yeom Ki-hoon, who played 71 minutes that day and led the offensive line with a play that fought and connected from the front until he was replaced, smiled and said, “I am in better shape than last year.” “I knew my role when the coach told me to prepare as a forward. I was faithful to the role of protecting and linking the ball, so I was satisfied with my performance,” he said. “I helped my juniors catch the ball well.” He did not hide his expectations for new manager Kim Byung-soo. “I’m really looking forward to it. I was coached for a short period of time, but all the players are looking forward to it. I look forward to seeing ‘Byungsoo Ball’ in Suwon.” Ahn Byeong-jun, who reported the magical goal, also said, “It was a very important match today in terms of ranking, and I really wanted to present victory to the fans who came to support the away game.” “The fans must have been in a lot of trouble because of the poor grades. Thank you for always supporting me in the midst of that,” he said, “I will continue to work hard so that I can repay the fans’ expectations and support.”메이저놀이터
Meanwhile, Gangwon, who had two consecutive victories against FC Seoul and Jeonbuk Hyundai, failed to score goals despite 11 shots and 4 shots on target. After defeating Suwon FC (0-2) and Ulsan Hyundai (0-1), they lost to Suwon Samsung and fell into a three-game losing streak.