‘Entered in the 81st minute → left in the 87th minute’ Lopez…what does Kim have to say?
Suwon FC head coach Kim Do-gyun has something to say to Lopez, who was sent off for using his elbow.
Suwon FC lost 1-2 in the 28th round of the 안전카지노사이트 Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 against Incheon United at 7 p.m. on May 25 at Suwon Sports Complex. Without another point, Suwon FC’s 10th place finish is in jeopardy.
Despite head coach Kim Do-gyun’s instructions to see out the game from the start, Suwon FC looked outclassed by Incheon and eventually conceded in first-half stoppage time through Chun Sung-hoon. Fortunately, the substitutions made at the start of the second half paid off as Lee Seung-woo equalized the game.
After 1-1, it was all Suwon FC. They were unlucky as Kim Hyun and Lee Kwang-hyuk’s shots hit the post in quick succession. In the final minutes of the game, a bizarre twist occurred. Lopez, a late substitute, was sent off for elbowing Kim Jun-yup. In the end, they conceded a goal to Oh Ban-seok on a corner kick just before the end of the game.
Coach Kim Do-gyun said after the game, “We struggled with our tight defense in the first half. In the second half, we attacked as much as we wanted. In the end, we were disappointed not to score. The last goal in the second half should have been a little more bearable for us. There is something disappointing about it.”
Suwon FC has been winning and losing. They are unable to get into a rhythm and are struggling to get out of the 10th spot. Coach Kim Do-gyun said, “There is a team atmosphere as we go through the season. There is also the variable of bad injuries. There are so many variables this year. Like when Lopez went in and got sent off, it became difficult for us defensively, so we don’t seem to have a winning streak because there are variables in the middle. I have to give the guys credit for playing hard.”
In conclusion, it can only be said that Lopez’s ejection had a huge impact. The veteran, who came on as a substitute in the 36th minute, lost his temper in the heat of the moment and was sent off in the 43rd minute. Coach Kim Do-gyun said, “It’s unfortunate. I don’t know how the player judged it. In the second half, we were playing at our own pace. We were struggling to defend, but we put a striker on. It’s unfortunate that he was sent off after 10-15 minutes. It affected the result,” he said, adding, “I haven’t spoken to (the player) yet. I want to tell him that he needs to be careful in the future.”
The only consolation is that Lee is on the mend. “His condition is improving. I’m looking forward to the future. It was tough at the beginning of the season, and when the team as a whole went down, he went down with it. He needs to be the leader of the offense now. I believe he will continue to do well,” he said, expressing his confidence in the player.
On whether he will continue to use Lee as a midfielder in the future, he said, “We need to use a good combination of Lee, Yoon, Kim Sun-min, and Lee Young-jae. In the second half, I switched to a shadow striker. Yoon and Lee saw the ball, and I brought up Lee Seung-woo. We can make changes depending on the game situation.”
There are 10 games left in the season. Suwon FC, who are in the relegation zone, are walking on thin ice. “Realistically, we have to think about the relegation playoffs,” said Kim Do-gyun. We’ll do our best to avoid that.