‘Kim Doo-hyun’s baton’ Jeonbuk, will they reproduce the ‘Bentuho drama’ before Daejeon

April 26, 2023 0 Comments

Jeonbuk Hyundai will meet the sensational team Daejeon Hana Citizen without a head coach. 

Just like the Qatar World Cup match against Portugal, Jeonbuk’s fate depended on the role of head coach Kim Doo-hyun.

Jeonbuk and Daejeon will face off on the 26th at 7:30 pm at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium in the 9th round of the ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’. 

Jeonbuk is 7th with 3 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, 10 points, and Daejeon is 4th with 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, 14 points. The two teams will meet in the K-League 1 for the first time in eight years since 2015. 

Jeonbuk won 2-0 in the previous Jeju expedition and climbed to 7th place with 3 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses (10 points). Although he took a breather by defeating Jeju, manager Kim Sang-shik is being hit with crossfire from fans after losing two straight matches right before the match against Jeju.

The match against Jeju was also won, but foreign striker Happa Silva’s accumulated warnings and manager Kim Sang-sik’s dismissal left a gap in both the offense and the bench.

Although Daejeon is a promoted team, they are in 4th place with 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses (14 points). With 16 goals in 8 games, it ranks first in the league with Ulsan and Seoul.

Head coach Kim Doo-hyun sits on the bench and commands the team from before the match, when head coach Kim Sang-shik was suspended for two games before the match. 

Until last season, even a coach who was sent off could go to work with the squad on game day, attend press conferences before and after the game, and instruct the players in the locker room at halftime. 

However, from the 2023 season, the Korea Professional Football Federation revised the rules and decided to place a rule that prohibits leaders who have been suspended from going to the locker room, press conferences, or interviews. In the case of the manager’s official press conference, if the manager is on suspension, the agent for the business must attend.’ 

This can be seen in the case of Paulo Bento, former coach of the Korean national football team during the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

In the second group match against Ghana, there was a corner kick opportunity for Korea right before the end of the game, but at the time, referee Anthony Taylor ended the game as it was, and when the players started protesting, Bento ran and protested on behalf of the players, and was immediately sent off. 

After the game, head coach Sergio Costa attended a press conference, and even in the third game against Portugal, Costa directed the players at the press conference and bench before and after the match. Coach Bento sat in the VIP seat and watched the game.

Coach Costa decided to put Hwang Hee-chan, who had been absent due to an injury in the match against Portugal, early in the second half, and his decision became a ‘God’s move’ with Hwang Hee-chan’s second-half extra time reversed final shot.

Jeonbuk is looking for an opportunity to bounce back from the sluggishness at the beginning of the season with a ‘win streak’. Like Coach Costa, Coach Kim’s role has become more important than ever.

After the match against Jeju, coach Kim said, “Every game is the final. We will do our best consistently at the training ground and stadium to live up to the expectations of the fans. We will make sure that the fans can play what they want.” 토토사이트

Coach Kim is a former star player who won the K League 1 MVP in 2006, advanced to the English Championship (second division) through West Bromwich Albion, and later entered the Premier League with the team.

In 2020, while coaching at Suwon Samsung, he was called by manager Kim Sang-sik the following year and built a nest in Jeonbuk, where he had never played as a player. At the crossroads of whether to rebound with a streak of victories or go downhill again, Coach Kim’s bench mercenary skills drew attention.

On the other hand, Daejeon is able to reinforce its power unlike Jeonbuk with center back Anton returning from the Jeonbuk expedition. Attention is focusing on whether the defensive organization will be reorganized again and whether the blast will continue in the Jeonbuk expedition. 

The record of both teams in Jeonju is surprisingly thin. With 9 wins, 11 draws and 7 losses, Jeonbuk has a slight advantage. Jeonbuk’s most recent home defeat against Daejeon was in the 25th round of the 2012 season, where they lost 0-1 to Belgian striker Kevin at the time. 

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