Daegu FC is floundering in the void.
Two goals in five games. That’s how Daegu has been playing lately. Daegu has been suffering from goal poverty since the 11th of last month against Gangwon FC (1-1 draw), followed by Gwangju FC (1-1 draw), Daejeon Hana Citizen (0-1 loss), Ulsan Hyundai (0-0 draw), and Incheon United (1-3 loss).
With no goals, it’s no wonder the points aren’t piling up. They’ve gone five games without a win. After climbing as high as fifth place in early July, Daegu has dropped to the Final B group in the past month.
The silence of their foreign strikers is a big part of the reason. Only Lee “Veteran” Geun-ho and Sejingya, the team’s top scorer (seven goals), have been responsible for two goals in the last five games. Sejingya last scored against Incheon for the first time in six games. However, foreign players such as Edgar and Vassellus have been silent.
The silence of foreign players, who are supposed to be the solution at crucial moments, can only deepen Daegu coach Choi Won-kwon’s worries. In particular, Vasellus, who has gradually improved his performance since the beginning of the season under the ‘faith’ of Daegu coach Choi Won-kwon, is once again showing disappointment.
He was even left off the roster for the last match against Incheon. “I had a muscle problem while practicing shooting. After a medical examination, he was told that it would take two to three weeks, but his return could be delayed depending on his willingness.
The battle for mid-table in the K League One is fierce. From fourth-place FC Seoul (38 points) to ninth-place Daegu (34 points), there are six teams within four points of each other. One game can change the standings at any time. Daegu has a comfortable goal difference over relegation-threatened Suwon FC (23 points), but a prolonged goal drought is never a good sign. 먹튀검증
The consolation is that Brazilian midfielder Beltola, a summer signing, came on as a substitute against Incheon and stepped on the field for the first time in a Daegu jersey. Although he is still not in perfect physical condition, he is a player with creativity. Mental and willpower are also factors that can be looked at positively in the future.
In this situation, Choi believes that the players’ “will” will be the “keyword” against FC Seoul on Nov. 19. Seoul is also winless in four games. Both teams are in desperate need of a win. “If the players show the will to try again, I think we have a chance to win,” Choi emphasized.