There was no ‘home win’ for Suwon Samsung. However, it is positive that Ahn Byeong-jun (33, Suwon)’s toe broke for two consecutive games.
Suwon played against Ulsan Hyundai at the Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 21st at 6pm in the 14th round of the K League 1 2023 and lost 2-3.
With this, Suwon could not get out of the 12th place in the ‘lowest’ place with 2 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses, 8 points. On the other hand, Ulsan recorded 12 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, and 37 points, firmly keeping the lead.
After giving Rubikson the lead in the 5th minute of the first half, Suwon equalized in the 3rd minute. Lee Gi-je, a long-distance free-kick kicker, sent the ball right in front of the Ulsan goal. Ahn Byung-Jun staggered through the offside trap and scored the equalizer with a low and quick shot. Following the previous match against Gangwon FC (Suwon won 2-0), it was Ahn Byung-jun’s second consecutive goal.
However, victory was not part of Suwon. Suwon, who was hit by a mid-range shot by Kim Young-kwon in the 40th minute of the first half, made it 2-2 with Lee Gi-je’s free kick goal in the 16th minute of the second half, but gave up a penalty kick in the 39th minute of the second half. The excuse was Lee Sang-min’s mistake, who committed a deep tackle on Seol Young-woo from Ulsan inside the box. Suwon lost by one goal at home.
Ahn Byung-jun, who we met in the mixed zone after the game, said, “The result is regrettable, but I will accept it and prepare for the next game. It was good to see what the team showed today. I need to keep going like this.”
After thinking about the changes after Kim Byeong-soo took over as coach, he said, “There are many positive words during training and games. The thing that has changed a lot is that people around me don’t get discouraged when someone makes a mistake,” he explained.
He was quiet on this day, unlike the big celebration after scoring the first goal of the season against Gangwon last year. The story was like this.
Ahn Byeong-jun said, “I thought it could be offside. It seemed like they were shooting on the same line. I didn’t like it because I thought I could go for a video review (VAR).” After a rather long VAR, Ahn Byung-jun’s goal was recognized.스포츠토토
‘The Advantages of Suwon’, presented by Lee Ki-je and finished by Ahn Byeong-joon, came out. Ahn Byeong-jun said, “(Lee) has been working together since last summer. It is good for me as a striker because he is a player with such good kicking ability. He put up a proper cross and naturally scored a goal today.”
Suwon, who barely escaped relegation last season, have been unable to get out of last place this season. Ahn Byeong-jun said, “It is true that we are in a bad situation. Once we admit it, we will overcome it well by coming together as a team.”
Lastly, he added, “Don’t be shaken, don’t let your confidence drop, prepare as well as you can and play one game at a time. I believe that you will rise to a better rank than now.”