“It’s something we have to take responsibility for and overcome,” Incheon head coach Cho Sung-hwan said of his team’s recent home winless streak against the Pohang Steelers.
Incheon United will host Pohang in the 29th round of the 2023 Hana One Q K League 1 at the Incheon Football Stadium at 7 p.m. on Feb. 2.메이저사이트
Seventh-ranked Incheon (10 wins, 10 draws, 8 losses, 40 points) is unbeaten in four matches since a 0-2 loss to Jeonbuk last time out. They have won three and drawn one, and even if you extend the time frame to their last 10 games, they are still in good form with seven wins, two draws, and one loss. In the previous match against Suwon FC, a theatrical goal by Oh Ban-seok in second-half stoppage time gave the team its first away win in Suwon in club history.
Speaking to the media before the game, head coach Cho Sung-hwan commented on the recent rest, saying, “Lee Myung-joo has been playing a tight schedule, and I think that’s a positive thing, and I think it will help him.”
Incheon hasn’t won at home against Pohang in recent memory. This season, Incheon lost 0-1 at home in June, and their last win over Pohang at home was a 2-0 victory in August 2017.
“It’s not like I’ve been here for six years. It’s not like it’s not relative. These are the things that we can’t ignore, these are the things that the players have to take responsibility for and overcome because we know better. I think it will be an important schedule because only then can we get where we want to be in the league,” he said, expressing his determination to overcome the disappointing record against Pohang.
When asked about the delayed return of Kim Jun-yeop, who has been absent recently, he said, “If he wanted to play, he could do it. I had the motivation to play. But since it’s incontinence, I thought it would be better to give him two weeks to recover from the trauma,” he said, noting that the decision was made to protect the player.
When asked if there was a particular point of focus against Pohang, Cho said, “I think it was the part where we chose 3-5-2 to keep the ball for longer and attack and create goals.” “We definitely need a point, so we came out with more offensive options,” he said.
When asked about the recent tightening of the mid-table race, Cho vowed to focus on each game, saying, “I think we can’t take any points for granted because the standings are so volatile, and in some cases a single goal can make the difference in one game.”