Suwon Samsung head coach Kim Byung-soo did not read too much into the derby loss.
Suwon lost 0-2 to Suwon FC in the 25th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2023 at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 7 p.m. on Friday.
With their five-match unbeaten streak (two wins and three draws) coming to an end, Suwon (18 points) remained in 11th place. They failed to close the gap on 12th-place Gangwon FC (16 points), which has played one game less, and lost all three Suwon derbies this season.
After the game, Kim said, “It’s very disappointing to lose such an important game,” adding, “We were outnumbered in the center of the field in the first half. We conceded the first goal, and I think it was a big blow.”메이저놀이터
On this day, Suwon Samseong struggled as Kazuki, the core of the midfield, was heavily guarded. “I didn’t give any specific instructions (in the second half),” Kim said, “Soccer is a one-on-one battle in each area. I didn’t see any major problems,” Kim said. “We had some good chances in the second half, and I wish we could have capitalized on them,” he added.
Suwon Samseong has lost all three Suwon derbies this season, including under previous coach Lee Byung-geun. “It could be a natural phenomenon,” Kim said, “I don’t think there’s a particular reason for it.”
<The following is a one-on-one interview with Suwon Samsung head coach Kim Byung-soo.
-Give us an overview.
“It was an important game and it’s very unfortunate that we lost. We were outnumbered in the midfield in the first half. We conceded the first goal, and I think that hurt us a lot.
-Weric Popo on his debut.
“I think our form was good. I thought he did a good job defending in the first half. I think he’s a player to watch a little bit more.
-Kazuki Did you give him any instructions in the second half about shutting him down?
I didn’t give any special instructions. We switched to a back four in the second half. Soccer is a one-on-one battle in each area. I didn’t see any major problems. We had some good chances in the second half and I wish we could have capitalized on them.
-This is your third straight Suwon derby loss.
“Maybe it’s a natural thing. I don’t think there’s a particular reason.
-When Suwon FC dropped down, they closed the space.
△When everyone is in the box, the only way is to cross from the side. The team that scores the first goal can control the game.