Daejeon Hana Citizen aims to win the last game of March against Suwon.
Daejeon Hana Citizen will play the 4th round of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ with Suwon Samsung at 2:00 pm on the 19th at Suwon World Cup Stadium. Currently, Daejeon is in 4th place (5 points) in the league with 1 win and 2 draws from 3 matches.
Last round, Daejeon showed an equal performance against the strong Pohang Steelers. Daejeon, which blocked Pohang’s offensive early in the game, gained a numerical advantage due to the opponent’s exit. Daejeon made an aggressive change in the second half.
All available strikers such as Kim In-kyun, Gong Min-hyeon, and Yoo Kang-hyeon were put in. There was also a chance. In the 38th minute of the second half, side defender Seo Young-jae, who joined the attack, attempted a sharp left-footed shot, but unfortunately missed the goal. In the end, Daejeon drew with Pohang and took one point.
Currently, Daejeon is on an unbeaten streak in their opening three games. In particular, it is encouraging that they did not lose against teams that advanced to the K-League 1 Final Round A last season. In the opening game held at home, they defeated Gangwon FC, who finished 6th last year, 2-0, and then went to Incheon United to draw 3-3.
Now Daejeon is ahead of the 4th game of the season. Leaving Suwon Expedition Suwon has yet to win with 1 draw and 2 losses in 3 matches since opening. In particular, this game is the last schedule before the A-match break in March.
Daejeon, which is currently in 4th place in the league, can raise its ranking to the top if they get 3 points from this match. Also, it is important to continue the good atmosphere as we have to play 6 games in April.
The key player in Daejeon seeking victory is Lee Jin-hyun. Jinhyun Lee made his professional debut in 2018 in Pohang. Before joining Daejeon, he played in 58 K-League 1 games through Pohang and Daegu, scoring 7 goals and 3 assists.
And ahead of the 2021 season, he wore a Daejeon uniform and quickly established himself as a key member. In particular, last season, he recorded 6 goals and 5 assists in 29 games, including the promotion playoffs, and made a big contribution to Daejeon’s promotion.
Lee Jin-Hyun is able to infuse creativity into attacks due to his excellent kicking power, and above all, he is highly usable in set-piece situations. The K-League 1 stage experience is also expected to be a strength in Daejeon. In a situation where Ju Se-jong, the ‘core of the midfield’, is out for the time being due to injury, Lee Jin-hyun is putting his hopes on his toes. 스포츠토토
Lim Deok-geun, who took over as vice-captain this season, is also a resource that will play an important role. If Lee Jin-hyun plays an active role as the core of the attack, Lim Deok-geun is a player who will protect the defensive line and add stability to the team. Lim Deok-geun played a lot of fighting spirit in the last game against Pohang, which helped Daejeon record a goalless goal.
Coach Lee Min-seong said, “As this is the last game to be played ahead of the A-match break, I will do my best to continue the undefeated record through victory and to continue the atmosphere until the next home game against Seoul.”