‘AG Winger’ Yang Hyeon-jun vs. Song Min-gyu, ‘Bout match’ from the side to rebound their team
Jeonbuk, who has won 2 consecutive wins in the league, is pledging revenge against Gangwon, who has won 7 games without a win. Gangwon’s Yang Hyeon-jun and Jeonbuk’s Song Min-gyu, who were summoned side by side to the Asian Games soccer team, will face off for their team’s victory.
Gangwon FC and Jeonbuk Hyundai will face off in the 18th round of the ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ held at Songam Sports Town in Chuncheon at 4:30 pm on the 11th. Currently, Gangwon is in 11th place with 2 wins, 6 draws and 9 losses (12 points), and Jeonbuk is in 8th place with 7 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses (24 points).메이저놀이터
Gangwon is now winless in 7 consecutive league matches. Suwon Samsung is hovering at the bottom of the league. While Suwon’s recently revived performance under coach Kim Byung-soo gives hope for escaping from the last place, Gangwon’s lethargic appearance continues to grow, only increasing anxiety about being in last place. What’s interesting is that Gangwon’s recent league win came from an away trip to Jeonbuk. In the last 10 rounds, after blocking Jeonbuk’s wave-like offensive, they won 1-0 thanks to Hyun-Jun Yang’s goal in extra time in the second half.
Once again, you need a lot of concentration. Gangwon’s defense is on the side of losing fewer goals in the league as a whole, but as the attackers’ silence continues, frequent mistakes are coming from the weak defensive line. During 17 games, the attacking team, which scored only 10 goals, should come back to life and give strength to the defense. If the destructive power of the triangular formation of Kim Dae-won, Lee Jeong-hyeop, and Yang Hyun-joon, which Gangwon boasts, and concentration in a chance situation are demonstrated, Jeonbuk can be captured again in the last home game in Chuncheon.
Jeonbuk won the previous game against Daegu, and is on the verge of winning the league’s first consecutive win this season, as well as entering the top 6. On the 9th, it was announced that Petrescu had been appointed as coach with rich championship experience. In reality, Jeonbuk’s ambition to even win the championship is revealed in a situation where winning the Asian Champions League (ACL) ticket is a success. Jeonbuk catches this game in the last game played under the acting coach Kim Doo-hyun system, and attention is focused on whether it will prepare a foothold to go up to the end under the Petrescu system.
The reason Jeonbuk stakes their lives on this game is not just because of the league ranking. They must also take revenge for the defeat against Gangwon in the last round that forced coach Kim Sang-sik to resign. The key, like Gangwon, is offense. Based on solid defense, it ranks first in the league for the least goals, but it is disappointing that it has an offensive power of just over one goal per game. In order not to be defeated by Gangwon’s count attack, powerful attack power and scoring, which is referred to as ‘Jeonbuk DNA’, are required.
The key players of both teams are ‘U-24 national team winger duo’ Yang Hyeon-jun and Song Min-gyu. Both players were named in the Chinese expedition roster in preparation for the Hangzhou Asian Games led by coach Hwang Seon-hong. Active in the Asian Games national team is also active, but the victory of each team is more desperate.
In particular, the resurrection of Yang Hyun-joon, who is experiencing growing pains this season, is a necessary condition. In the absence of a striker due to Dino’s departure, Yang Hyun-joon’s playmaking, which has no choice but to come to the center, is hindered by the opposing team’s man-to-man defense and intense pressure, so the destructive power like last season is not coming out. This is the reason why coach Choi Yong-soo’s quick counterattack soccer centered on Kim Dae-won and Yang Hyun-joon is not showing results.
The positive part is that Lee Jeong-hyeop, who has returned from injury, is establishing himself as the main striker. If Lee Jeong-hyeop holds up in the center, it is easy to use Yang Hyeon-joon’s speed to aim for space behind the opponent. Yang Hyun-joon, who scored the winning goal in the second half of the extra time in the last game against Jeonbuk, should once again outwit the opponent and become the spearhead of the team’s 7-game winning streak.
Song Min-gyu is active as the ‘boy’s father’ who leads the team’s upward trend while young players such as Baek Seung-ho and Lee Dong-jun have left due to injuries. In the previous match against Daegu, he led the team’s first two consecutive wins of the season with a stunning kick-off goal in the 12th minute of the second half. Following Suwon FC in the 14th round of the league, Jeonbuk is even resolving the goal drought, which was cited as a problem at the beginning of the season, with a shot that comes out whenever the team is in trouble.
It is worth paying attention not only to the linkage using colleagues by going back and forth on the left side and half space, but also to participate in the defense by coming down to one’s own camp. It is likely that Gangwon will play ‘counterattack after player defense’ soccer. The synergy of Kim Jin-soo, who plays on the left line, and Song Min-gyu, who plays in the half space, should break down the dense defense. The attitude of filling the empty space created by Kim Jin-soo’s overlapping with the high amount of activity and defensive participation that stood out before Daegu is also an important part to prevent Gangwon’s fast attacking line.