‘Theater goal’ just before the end: “I trusted the players,” says coach Cho Sung-hwan

The head coach credited his players for the dramatic victory.

Incheon United defeated Suwon FC 2-1 in the 28th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at 카지노사이트 Suwon Sports Complex at 7 p.m. on May 25.

The result moves Incheon into fourth place with 40 points. Suwon FC reclaimed 10th place with 26 points.

Speaking at the post-match press conference, head coach Cho Sung-hwan said, “I thought it would be a tough game. The fans and players who traveled to the game worked together to achieve this result. I think the three points today will be invaluable at the end of the season. We want to move up to a position where we can go all-in for the Asian Champions League. We want to give our fans a lot of fun.”

It was a dramatic victory. Incheon took the lead in first-half stoppage time through Chun Sung-hoon. They equalized a minute into the second half through Lee Seung-woo.

Suwon FC continued to attack hard. Incheon survived with back-to-back saves from goalkeeper Kim Dong-heon. Incheon, who held on well, had a chance in the last minute of the second half when opposing striker Lopez was sent off. Just before the end, Oh Ban-seok scored a header to secure a thrilling 2-1 victory.

Coach Cho Sung-hwan said, “I thought the players would do a good job. I tried not to feel impatient. The players stayed focused and scored the goal. I want to congratulate them for a job well done. We had the height advantage. That’s why I put in Shin Shin-ho, who has a good kick. I was hoping for a goal from a set piece, and it happened to be a theater goal,” he smiled.

Midway through the second half, the team added defender Delbridge to strengthen their defense. “We could have been in a difficult situation after conceding the goal,” said Cho Sung-hwan. I ordered us to take care of our clearing while adding Delbridge,” he explained.

Chun Sung-hoon, who scored the first goal, was substituted midway through the second half. “We had to be careful with our combinations. It wasn’t a performance issue. It’s not that the players are not performing well.”

There were also unexpected changes during the game. The game was delayed for about 10 minutes in the first half due to a grass problem. “I had a conversation with the coaching staff. I ordered the players to be focused,” he said of the situation.

“Our offense has improved a lot. We’ve been scoring goals. The team’s cohesion has also improved, and I think that’s a positive reason for the results.”

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