Compared to the last 2022 season, Jeonbuk Hyundai’s performance at the beginning of this season is a dodol. 

For change, manager Kim Sang-sik put his hand on defense and won the first game with a back 3 (three back). The problem is persistence.

Jeonbuk’s ranking as of the end of the 6th round of the 2023 season is 7th, with 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, with 7 points. The record and points are the same as 6th place Suwon FC, but they are pushed by one goal difference in multiple points. 

Jeonbuk, whose first victory this season was a 2-0 win against Gwangju in the third round, lost 0-2 away from Daegu, and suffered two consecutive defeats in a 1-2 come-from-behind loss in the home game against Pohang, which was their first match after the A-match break. 

Last season was no different. Jeonbuk started off well with a 1-0 win in the opening round home match against Suwon FC, and after a 1-1 draw away from Daegu, two consecutive home matches against Pohang and Ulsan, and three consecutive losses to Jeju Island, their ranking fell to 11th. 

Of course, last year, Jeonbuk terrifyingly accumulated points from the 7th round without losing in a row and raised the rankings to 2nd place, but Jeonbuk’s streak of winning streaks built up by former coaches has come to an end. 

This year, the ranking is higher than last season at the time of the 6th round, but Jeonbuk fans continue to cheer. After the shocking come-from-behind loss against Pohang in the 5th round, some fans blocked the club’s bus and confronted coach Kim Sang-shik for two hours. 

Unlike Jeonbuk, which was quiet in the transfer market for the 2022 season, ahead of this season, they recruited national team-level resources such as Lee Dong-jun and Jeong Tae-wook, as well as securing Kim Gun-woong and Jung Woo-jae, and U-22 resources Oh Jae-hyuk and goalkeeper Jeong Min-ki in K League 2 with Bucheon respectively. The fact that a lot of attention was paid to the water change, such as bringing it from Anyang, is the reason why fans are protesting against the current performance and performance.  

In terms of recruiting foreigners, they hired Jun Amano, a Japanese midfielder who harassed Jeonbuk with Ulsan last season, on loan, and focused on recruiting Hafa Silva and Andre Luis, who have experience in Japan and the K-League.

Nevertheless, the performance was not different from last year, and coach Kim Sang-sik’s concerns deepened. The result of the trouble was the back 3 conversion. 

Through the match against Incheon, Jeonbuk, which put forward a back 3 system of Park Jin-seop, Kim Geon-woong, and Koo Ja-ryong, won the game without conceding a goal and earned income. 

However, what you need to think about is that Incheon also has a poor air defense balance. There are 5 points against Gwangju, but 12 points in 6 games are giving up 2 points per game. 

Nevertheless, Jeonbuk failed to show proper offensive development in the first half and followed the frustrating game flow.

With Song Min-kyu, Hapa Silva, and Lee Dong-jun replaced Gustavo, Han Kyo-won, and Min-hyeok Lee, who were the starting members of the first half, attacks from the left and right flanks were lively, and Amano was able to score the first goal. 

Manager Kim said,먹튀검증 “I think the plan to see the match in the second half while preparing for Incheon worked well. Today’s victory will be a turning point, so I will prepare well to show Jeonbuk-like appearance in the future.” 

He then said, “From Suwon FC, everyone in the future uses back 3. Since it didn’t go well, I prepared to fight back in a positional way. . 

First of all, it worked in the game against Incheon. However, it is unknown whether it will work against Suwon FC, which has quite a bit of offensive power. Whether coach Kim’s back 3 will be a last resort or a great deal of faith, a new point of observation has emerged to look at Jeonbuk.

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