A double-digit round is already waiting. There is one team that has not even won a single game. It is Suwon Samsung, which was once a ‘traditional house’. Only 2 points from 9 matches (2 draws and 7 losses). Gangwon FC, who was a ‘winless comrade’, reported their first victory in the 9th round and moved away. With 7 points (1 win, 4 draws and 4 losses), Gangwon is dreaming of leaping into the mid-table. Suwon will be relegated if it goes like this without a reversal.
On the other hand, there is a team that is ‘flawless’ without a single loss. Pohang Steelers. Pohang has a record of 5 wins and 4 draws (19 points). However, it ranks 2nd. Defending champion Ulsan Hyundai (22 points, 7 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss) is maintaining the lead.
K League 1, which had a bloody battle during the first week of the 2023 season, continues the weekend game without a break. The 10th round of’Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ decorates the end of April. The thicker ‘mid-level bloody battle’ is interesting. The difference between 5th place Gwangju FC (13 points, 4 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses) and 9th place Jeonbuk Hyundai (10 points, 3 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses) is only 3 points, within range. Just below Jeonbuk, 10th place Incheon United (9 points, 2 wins, 3 draws, 4 losses) and 11th place Gangwon are chasing from the bottom of the chin. It is a composition in which the middle ranks have no choice but to fluctuate every round.
The move of Jeonbuk, which was classified in the second round along with Ulsan, is of interest once again. Jeonbuk was a ‘slow start’ last season as well. In the 5th to 7th rounds, it fell to 11th place. However, it proved the unwritten rule that ‘a team that goes up will go up’. In the 10th round, he rose to 4th place, and ended the season in 2nd place while competing for the championship with Ulsan.
But this season, the airflow is worse. The 10th round is just around the corner, but I can hardly find a way out. On the 26th, he knelt down 1-2 against Daejeon Hana Citizen, a promoted team, in the home room. It was only 7 losses last season, but it has already recorded 5 losses this season.
Jeonbuk invites Gangwon home on the 29th. There is no place to fall further to jump to the top. Coach Kim Sang-sik also empties the bench against Gangwon as a punishment for sending off the team. Jeonbuk coach Kim Doo-hyun predicted a bloody battle, saying, “The players are doing their best, but they can’t overpower the opponent to that extent. You can win only by exerting all your strength and overpowering more aggressively and more aggressively than the opponent.” Gangwon-do has no intention of backing down. I am determined to continue the joy of a pleasant first win to Jeonbuk.
Yang Hyeon-jun, who scored the opening goal with a pass following a storm run of nearly 70m in the match against FC Seoul (3-2 win) on the 26th, said, “I don’t stop just because I won once, I want to prepare well for Jeonbuk and give another victory. We couldn’t win, but the assist helped the team and gave us an opportunity to regain our confidence and work hard.” 크크크벳
The head-to-head clash between the middle and upper ranks is another ‘seasoning’. Gwangju, whose momentum has recently been shattered with one draw and one loss, will return to the stage on the 30th. Gwangju desperately needs a reversal, but the opponent is Ulsan, so it’s burdensome. ‘Eom Won-sang Derby’ is also of interest. Eom Won-sang is from Gwangju youth and has been active in Gwangju for three seasons since 2019. He settled in Ulsan last year and recorded 12 goals and 6 assists, a career high. Having led Ulsan to its first championship in 17 years, he is continuing his momentum this season with two goals and two assists.
While Pohang faces Incheon on the 30th, 3rd place Daejeon (17 points, 5 wins, 2 draws, 2 losses) and 4th place Seoul (16 points, 5 wins, 1 draw, 3 losses) will defeat Jeju United and Suwon FC on the 30th and 29th, respectively. deal with In the event of a rebellion in the middle ranks, the boundary with the upper ranks could also be broken, so the ‘Big 4’ teams were also on edge.