Jeonbuk Hyundai, a professional soccer K-League 1 with ‘Doohyun Ball’, fired a signal of revival.
Jeonbuk won 3-0 in the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 round 12 away match against Suwon Samsung at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 10th.
After recently parting ways with manager Kim Sang-sik, head coach Kim Doo-hyun took over the temporary helm, and Jeonbuk changed the atmosphere by going undefeated for two consecutive games following the 1-1 draw against FC Seoul.
Jeonbuk, with 14 points, jumped from 10th to 7th, laying the foundation for a leap forward to the upper-middle ranks. It is 1 point behind Suwon FC (15 points), which is in 6th place in the final A Maginot line, which is the top split.
It is the first time against Suwon to score three goals in one game this season.
It is encouraging that Jeonbuk’s firepower, which was once called ‘Dakgong (shut up and attack)’ and commanded the K-League 1, regained its power at the Suwon Battle.
The content of the game was perfect. Jeonbuk dominated Suwon with 62.8% vs. 37.2% in market share.
He also attempted 18 shots. He’s nearly doubled his average of 10.45 per game over the previous 11 games.
Acting manager Kim Doo-hyun’s tactical operation stood out.
Jeonbuk created a gap in the side area as two side fullbacks Kim Jin-soo and Kim Moon-hwan left due to injuries. Veteran Choi Cheol-soon had no choice but to start the game from the bench full-time just before the match against Seoul. 메이저놀이터
Acting Kim, who was called a ‘genius midfielder’ during his active career and also advanced to West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League (EPL), solved his homework by shifting the position of a midfielder he knows well.
Central midfielder Maeng Seong-woong was placed at left fullback, and center back Koo Ja-ryong was placed at the opposite right.
It is a common change for a central defender to move to the side, but it is rare in Korea for a midfielder to move to a sideback. Moreover, Maeng Seong-woong’s main foot was his right foot, not his left foot.