The coach credits the fans’ passionate support for the rebound.
Suwon Samsung and Suwon FC will face off in the 25th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at 7 p.m. on May 5 at Suwon World Cup Stadium.
It is the first match in two weeks after the break. In a pre-match interview, Suwon head coach Kim Byung-soo said, “The break went well. The first week was focused on rest, and I wanted to start with a clear mind. The next week was busy. I was thinking about the condition of the players and how to utilize them.”
Suwon started new foreign striker Weric Popo. It was his debut for Suwon. Coach Kim Byung-soo said, “We’ll see how he performs today. He is a pure player. He has a clear mind. He’s not selfish. From what I saw, he’s not afraid to defend. There are times when he has speed. He’s a player I’m looking forward to watching.”
The away team, Suwon FC, will play Lars up top. Kim Do-gyun, the head coach of Suwon FC, hinted that the team will take advantage of Lars’ offerings. “It’s funny to say we’re preparing, but of course we’re conscious. Concentration is important. We are also thinking about the second ball.”
Yang Hyung-mo, the main goalkeeper, was ruled out due to a fracture. Ahn Chan-ki will be in goal instead. Coach Kim Byung-soo said, “We only had two goalkeepers to choose from. Ahn is more active. I think there will be a lot of pressure. I expect her to block everything well. Yang Hyung-mo has a fracture. It will take time to heal. She needs treatment.”
The mood has been good for Suwon lately. Under head coach Kim Byung-soo, Suwon is unbeaten in its last five matches. They beat Ulsan Hyundai and then Gangwon FC. Coach Kim Byung-soo said, “I’m off the ventilator. I’m thinking in a good way. We need to stay focused. I believe the players will do well. They’ve worked hard for two or three months. I want the players to feel that soccer is fun and happy, so we can go up,” he said.
According to Suwon officials, around 20,000 spectators are expected at the home stadium for today’s match. It’s expected to be a fiery affair in the sweltering heat.먹튀검증
In an earlier interview, Kim Byung-soo thanked the fans for their support. Former Suwon Derby coach Kim Byung-soo said, “The reason I was most surprised and motivated in Suwon was the support of the fans. It’s really touching. They gave us strength when we were struggling. I have to promise that Suwon will do their best with as much passion as the fans. I believe the players will do the same. I want to lead Suwon in a good direction with the same heart,” he said, vowing to revive the team.