Suwon Samsung coach Kim Byung-soo defended the players who did their best even after a close defeat.
Suwon lost 2-3 in the 14th round of Hana One Q K League 1 2023 against Ulsan Hyundai held at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 21st. Suwon allowed an early goal, but Ahn Byeong-jun and Lee Ki-je tied the goal and continued to pursue. In particular, in the second half when he took out a replacement card, he became aggressive and threatened the Ulsan defense. However, in the 40th minute of the second half, a defensive mistake led to a penalty kick, and eventually Ulsan, who ranked first in the league, knelt down. With the defeat, Suwon recorded their 10th loss (2 wins, 2 draws) in the league, and the gap with Gangwon FC in 11th place widened to 3 points.
Meanwhile, coach Kim Byung-soo, who faced the reporters after the game, commented, “As expected, it was a difficult game,” but “Leaving all of this and that, I saw the players’ efforts to do it.” He added, “It resonated with me very much. We lost the game, but I saw the desperation of the players.”
Coach Kim Byeong-soo showed great regret when the counterattack was canceled during the game. Regarding this, coach Kim replied, “Actually, football is a situation where competition continues to occur, but of course it’s a pity if the attack fails.”토토사이트
Meanwhile, Suwon threatened Ulsan by scoring two goals from set pieces that day. In the first half, Ahn Byung-jun scored an equalizer through an indirect free kick, and in the second half, Lee Ki-je scored a direct free kick. Regarding this, coach Kim Byeong-soo said, “The points are all positive,” and “There are difficult parts in field goals now, but set pieces are also points. I think it would be good for us to be strong in this.”