The Asian Champions League (ACL) has been changed to the ‘Chuncheon Festival’.카지노사이트 The first game was marked by a pleasant victory. But I couldn’t smile brightly.
Pohang Steelers, led by coach Kim Ki-dong, won 4-2 in the first away game of Group J of the 2023-2024 ACL group stage against Hanoi FC held at Hang Dei Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam on the 20th.
On this day, Pohang showed off its superior power. They overwhelmed Hanoi in terms of organizational strength and individual player skills. The result came in the 30th minute of the first half. Foreign defender Damien Le Talek cleared Wandelsohn’s cross toward the goal with a header, which passed the goalkeeper’s key and was sucked into the goal.
Pohang, who scored a lucky own goal, scored an additional goal four minutes later. Yoon Min-ho, assisted by Zeka, scored his ACL debut goal by hitting the net with a right-footed shot from the right side of the penalty box. In the 39th minute of the first half, Kim In-seong, assisted by Jeka, scored the key goal. Kim In-seong delivered the team’s fourth goal in the 4th minute of the second half. On this day, Jeka recorded a hat trick of assists.
However, when the score became 4-0, the Pohang players lost concentration. There have been many unnecessary back passes. In the process, the ball was blocked by the opponent and a counterattack occurred. In the end, they allowed Dieterik Tagueu to score consecutive goals in the 8th minute and 42nd minute of the second half.
After the game, Coach Kim said in a press conference, “Away games will always be difficult games. I thought that if the goal was scored early, I would be able to lead the game more comfortably, but I did not expect the first goal to be scored like this. “Luckily, we were able to score early and many goals in the first half and rotate to prepare for the next game. This was an advantageous situation,” he said.
On this day, Pohang also gave up a decisive scoring opportunity to the opponent early in the game. Park Chan-yong was able to overcome this crisis with his body and goalkeeper Hwang In-jae’s save. Regarding this, Coach Kim said, “We gave up a lot of chances in the first half. In particular, we gave up two decisive chances. However, by allowing those chances, the players came to their senses and showed signs of becoming more solid. We can show Hanoi what we have prepared. “Wasn’t it an opportunity?” he asked.
However, regarding the part where the play became lax when leading 4-0, “Situations like this often arise when playing soccer. I told the players that they can become a strong team if they lead the game without ups and downs from the first half to the second half and until the end of the game.” Soccer is difficult. Nevertheless, even when we are winning, we show a tendency to become lazy once or twice and inevitably concede goals. We are constantly communicating in that regard. (To Kim In-seong) Should I scold him? (Laughs) Let’s become a stronger team. “I will prepare well so that I can play without ups and downs,” he explained.
All four K-League teams that advanced to the ACL won. Coach Kim said, “Before going to the game, I told the players, ‘The Taegeukgi at the top of the uniform, the emblem below it, and because we came to the ACL representing the Korean professional team, this is an opportunity to publicize the status of Korean soccer. I hope they will play with pride.’ “I feel good about the K-League showing a strong performance. I am happy and proud to be in this position as the K-League manager,” he said.