Incheon United coach Cho Seong-hwan sighed, citing Ulsan Hyundai’s failure to properly cope with the rapid change of offense and defense as a defeat.
Incheon lost 0-1 in the 9th round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 against Ulsan held at the Incheon Soccer Stadium on the 25th. Incheon, which did not gain points, remained in 9th place (2 wins, 3 draws, 4 losses, 9 points), while Ulsan maintained its sole lead (7 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss, 21 points). 토토사이트
On this day, Incheon operated a rotation on a tight schedule. Defender Delbridge was excluded from the roster, and the attacking team’s key players, Gerso and Hernandez, sat on the bench.
It was a strategy to bet on a game through a replacement card in the second half after the first half with the goal of not conceding early. Before the game, coach Cho Seong-hwan said, “If we don’t concede quickly, we’ll be able to face a good situation with set plays or mercenaries in the second half.”
However, in the 9th minute of the first half, the goal was conceded to Ulsan Martin Adam, and the plan was disrupted. Incheon’s defense showed a flustered appearance due to Ulsan’s quick transfer of offense and defense, and it took a long time to be reorganized.
As predicted, with the start of the second half, they put in Zerso and Hernandez to bring the atmosphere, but they failed to take advantage of a decisive opportunity. Even after driving Ulsan until the end of the game, they eventually suffered defeat.
After the game, coach Cho Sung-hwan mentioned that the most difficult part was not being able to cope with Ulsan’s quick transfer of offense and defense.
Coach Cho said, “It’s not good that the players who haven’t been able to play in the past have been out for a long time and prepared with excessive enthusiasm.” I regretted it.
He added, “It seems that there were a lot of mistakes as the amount of running increased (due to the switching of air and defense) rather than the defense team not breathing properly.”
Incheon will go on an expedition to Pohang on the 30th. Pohang is the only undefeated team this season with 5 wins and 4 draws. Coach Cho replied briefly, “The players are well aware of (the lacking part). I will prepare for the next game by making up for this part well.”