Gyeongnam FC will make its first start towards direct promotion.
Gyeongnam FC will play the opening match of Bucheon FC 1995 and Hana One Q K League 2 2023 at Changwon Football Center on March 1 at 1:30 pm.
After experiencing frustration at the threshold of promotion through the playoffs last season, Gyeongnam renews the contract with manager Seol Ki-hyun and has been with them for 4 years. The players have become accustomed to Seol’s tactics, and as the young players have grown last season, the squad is being evaluated as having a balance.
In the transfer market, Gyeongnam succeeded in recruiting the right players at the right time. Following the recruitment of Jo Hyang-ki, Song Hong-min, Kwon Ki-pyo, Jo Sang-jun, and Lee Yun-oh, the squad’s qualitative growth was achieved by completely recruiting Won Ki-jong, who was active on loan in Daejeon.
In particular, Gyeongnam was pointed out as a weakness in defense against exceptional offense. In response, coach Seol put his heart and soul into stabilizing the defense for promotion this season.
Head coach Seol Ki-hyeon said, “I realized that scoring is necessary to win, but defense must come first in order to be promoted.”
In this head-to-head match, the pride battle between the two command towers is also one of the points to watch. Last season, Gyeongnam and Bucheon met a total of five times, including the semi-playoffs. Gyeongnam recorded 2 wins and 3 losses, but erased the image of being inferior by winning a dramatic victory in the semi-playoffs.안전놀이터
The player to note in the match against Bucheon is Song Hong-min, who will face his former team. Defensive midfielder Song Hong-min has been active only in Bucheon since his professional debut and moved to Gyeongnam ahead of this season. It seems that the direction of the match will be divided depending on how well Song Hong-min, who played the role of housekeeper in Bucheon, shows against his former team.
Meanwhile, Gyeongnam plans to hold various events for the home opening game. Tickets for this home opening game can be purchased through the ticket link.