Jeonbuk Hyundai, which won the K-League for 9 consecutive seasons and was considered the ‘eternal championship candidate’, is crashing without knowing the end.
Jeonbuk lost 0-1 to Suwon FC in the 7th round of the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 held at Suwon Sports Complex on the 15th. With the loss that day, Jeonbuk stayed in 8th place with 2 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses (7 points).
The force of the dynasty, which competed for the championship with Ulsan last season and lifted the K-League 1 championship cup for 9 consecutive seasons from the 2014 season to the 2021 season, is nowhere to be found.
When the wall of Jeonbuk, which seemed to be difficult to deal with forever, cracked, the opposing teams are attacking with confidence. Even Suwon Samsung, which is at the bottom with a winless streak of 7 matches this season, drew 1-1 with Jeonbuk in Jeonju Castle on the 5th of last month.
Ahead of this season, Jeonbuk sent out veterans such as Kim Bo-kyung and Lee Yong, and embarked on a major team change. However, while failing to recruit a player who will hold the center, there is no one in sight who can act as a mental support to the players and give them the strength to lead them even in a losing situation. After posting the apology, head coach Kim Doo-hyun, unlike before, gave instructions to the players throughout the game with hand gestures, but no clear effect was seen.
Jeonbuk coach Kim Sang-sik seems to be aware of this problem as well. Coach Kim confessed after the game on the 15th, “The harmony of the current players is the priority,” but “I think we need a seasoned midfielder to hold the center.”
As this stupid game continues, the Jeonbuk supporters intentionally do not sing cheering songs. Instead, they only call for the resignation of CEO Heo Byung-gil and manager Kim Sang-shik. On the 15th, Suwon Sports Complex ‘Castle Park’ recorded the highest number of paid spectators (9,221) for the Suwon FC club, and Jeonbuk’s expedition seats were also full. 메이저사이트
However, from time to time, only voices calling for manager Kim’s resignation went to the bench, and not a single cheering song was heard. Applause only came out when the players headed to the cheering seats to say hello after the game.
Jeonbuk will play Jeju on the 23rd (Sun) and Daejeon on the 29th (Sat). Jeonbuk, which used to shout ‘Hwagong’ following ‘Dakgong’, has only scored 7 goals in 7 games this season. Jeju, who succeeded in reversing the atmosphere with 2 consecutive victories after a 5-game draw, and Daejeon, who are in 3rd place with the most goals (16 goals) right after promotion, do not seem to be easy considering their performance this season.