After ‘regrouping’, Jeju looks to keep momentum going against Daejeon

Professional soccer K League 1 Jeju United will look to extend their winning streak against Daejeon Hana Citizen.

Jeju will host Daejeon in their Hana One Q K League 2023 Round 19 home match at Jeju World Cup Stadium on Thursday at 6 p.m. ET. Jeju is fourth in the league with 28 points from eight wins, four draws and six losses.

After an unbeaten run of eight league matches (6 wins, 2 draws), Jeju recently suffered two consecutive defeats, and took a two-week A-League break to regain fitness and improve their performance. The absence of Lee Chang-min (military enlistment) and Ahn Hyun-beom (A-match injury) will be missed, but there is an answer.

Kim Bong-soo is in top form, having started both of Hwang Sun-hong’s U-24 team’s recent friendlies against China, including two assists. Lee Ki Hyuk, who has been getting more playing time since returning from injury, has also been an integral part of the midfield. What’s missing on the right flank touchline is Ahn Tae-hyun. Ahn can also play left and right flank defense, allowing Kim Seung-seop to be more aggressive depending on tactical decisions.

Meanwhile, Jeju has been strong against Daejeon this season. In their first meeting of the season, they won 3-0 away. They also won 4-3 at home in the FA Cup round of 16. In their last 10 matches, they have won six, drawn three and lost one. In particular, Kim Bong-soo, Lee Ki-hyuk, and Kim Seung-seop have played well against Daejeon.

Coach Nam Ki-il said through the club, “We have completed the reorganization well. We made a lot of preparations with the players so that we can go to a higher place. We have enhanced the competitiveness of the existing power and found the answer to the gap of the 메이저사이트 main players such as Lee Chang-min and Ahn Hyun-beom with players who will lead the future of the club such as Kim Bong-soo and Lee Ki-hyuk. We will definitely win this game with the determination to give the fans a victory.” He showed strong confidence.

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