Gangwon FC, which is in crisis after suffering 3 consecutive losses, invites the ‘Steel Corps’ Pohang Steelers to their home to try to escape their losing streak.
Gangwon,메이저놀이터 led by coach Choi Yong-soo, will play the 14th round of the ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ against Pohang at 4:30 pm on the 21st at the main stadium of Songam Sports Town in Chuncheon. Currently, Gangwon is in 11th place with 2 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses with 10 points, while Pohang is in 4th place with 6 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses with 23 points.
Gangwon, who suffered three consecutive defeats recently, is being chased by the lowest-ranking Suwon Samsung (8 points) by 2 points. If Gangwon loses in this round and Suwon Samsung beats Ulsan Hyundai, Gangwon will go down to the bottom. Victory is desperately needed, but Pohang is a formidable opponent. Gangwon is significantly inferior to Pohang with a total record of 6 wins, 9 draws and 16 losses. In the last 10 matches, they have 1 win, 3 draws and 6 losses. It is not an exaggeration to say that Pohang is also Gangwon’s natural enemy, only hidden behind Ulsan.
Fortunately, in the first match of the season, Gangwon showed good performance. Gangwon, who went to Pohang in the 4th round without Yang Hyun-jun, who suffered a fractured nose at the time, took the lead in the first half with a successful penalty kick directly won by Gallego. In the second half of the extra time, Lee Ho-jae allowed Lee Ho-jae to equalize, but he failed to win, but he showed his potential to drive Pohang, which was maintaining a good momentum with 2 wins and 1 draw at the time, to the edge of the cliff.
Yang Hyun-Jun will play normally in this game. Gangwon, who is the only one to score a single-digit score (7 goals) in the K-League 1 this season, is also the key to attacking this game. Yang Hyeon-jun is currently in the best condition among Gangwon’s attackers, so he needs to come back to life. Kangwon’s performance is so absolute that Yang Hyun-joon won all 2 matches (FC Seoul and Jeonbuk Hyundai) where he scored an attack point this season. He is expected to be full of confidence as he was selected for the Hangzhou Asian Games team and received training.
The target to look out for is Go Yeong-jun, who is emerging as the ace of Pohang this season. Ko Young-jun, who has already scored 5 goals and 1 assist, was also selected for the Asian Games team along with Yang Hyun-jun. Yang Hyeon-jun and Go Young-jun, who worked together for three days from the 15th to the 17th, immediately faced off as the aces of each team.