‘We really need to win now’…Crisis-ridden Seongnam faces faltering Gimcheon
The best way to change the atmosphere is to beat a strong team. That’s what Seongnam FC will do at home.
Seongnam will host Gimcheon Commerce in the 32nd round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 at Tancheon Sports Complex. Seongnam is in ninth place with 34 points (8 wins, 10 draws, 11 losses), while Gimcheon is in second place with 52 points (16 wins, 4 draws, 8 losses).
Seongnam’s mood has taken a turn for the worse since their shock upset loss to Gimpo. The gap between them and the playoff spots has widened. Fans were angry at the poor performance and the lack of improvement and demanded a meeting with the head coach. Coach Lee Ki-hyung promised a rebound, but the team drew 0-0 against Jeonnam Dragons in the next game and suffered a 0-3 defeat against Busan I-Park.온라인바카라
They have one win in their last six games. They are currently 11 points behind fifth-place Gyeongnam FC. With the addition of Chungbuk Cheongju and Cheonan City FC, the K League 2 teams have played 36 games. With seven games remaining, an upset is not realistic. Now, Seongnam needs to focus more on getting closer to the promotion zone and appeasing the fans who have turned against them. The best way to win back the fans is to beat a strong team. In that sense, meeting Gimcheon is both a burden and an opportunity for Seongnam.
I don’t have good memories of Gimcheon. We’ve played them six times, with three draws and three losses. We scored five goals and conceded 15. We drew 2-2 in the first meeting this season, and the last time we met, we were thrashed 0-4. With Gimcheon missing star striker Cho Young-wook for the Asian Games and with one win, one draw, and two losses in their last four games, Seongnam has a lot to worry about.
The most important thing is defense. As we saw against Gimpo and Busan, there have been many games where the defense has collapsed and resulted in a loss. With 43 goals conceded in 29 matches, they are ranked fourth in the league. Even without Cho Young-wook, Gimcheon has a strong offense. They will have to defend well to get the win. The offense will need Gabriel’s return from injury to give them hope.
Seongnam won the 2023 2nd K League Fan Friendly Club Award, which is given to the club with the most fan-friendly marketing activities. The team has become the most fan-friendly team in the K League 2 by doing things for their fans. It’s always nice when a club’s efforts translate to the team’s performance. The result against Gimcheon is crucial for the team to turn the tide at the end of the season. This is why Seongnam fans will be watching closely.