There is a saying in the sports world that ‘baseball is pitcher play, soccer is manager play’. This means that in soccer, the philosophy, ideas, and instant judgment of the leader have a great impact on the game. Acting coach Kim Jin-kyu (38), who was famous for ‘Boy in Gyeongsang-do’ and ‘Fighting Chicken’ during his active career, showed a ‘Kim Jin-kyu’ look in his debut match. Adding solid defense and fighting spirit, he caught the ankle of Ulsan Hyundai, the ‘absolute first-class’. Seoul won 1 point with a 2-2 draw in the 28th round of the ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ against Ulsan held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 27th.
Acting Kim was full of confidence before the match. In a broadcast interview before the game, he said, “You’ll know what (the players) ordered when you see it on the field. As soon as it starts, those (orders) will come out.” He also asked me to look forward to seeing ’10 Kim Jin-kyu’ play. There was no hesitation in the words of the acting manager overflowing with ambition.
There was a corner to believe. Acting Kim came up with a number to block Ulsan’s flank attack during the short four-day preparation period. Lim Sang-hyeop and Kim Jin-ya scrambled as midfielders on both sides in a 4-1-4-1 formation, but when defending, he came down deep to the fullback position and closely marked the opponent’s attackers. A pass from the side to the center was intercepted by fullback Park Soo-il and Lee Tae-seok. When Ulsan players caught the ball, 2-3 people immediately surrounded them.
Seoul’s formation went back and forth between 4-4-2, 4-5-1, 5-4-1, and 6-2-2 according to Kim Shin-jin’s position change and position change. Ulsan Bako and Seol Young-woo struggled not to give space for creativity. The intensity of the pressure seemed higher than during the ‘Iksu Ball’ days. Most of all, I got the impression that ’10 Kim Jin-gyu’ teamed up and cooperated in defending without the individual players becoming taggers and struggling to get the ball. Immediately after former coach Ahn Ik-soo took office in September 2021, Seoul puzzled opposing teams with an offside trap in which the defense moved like one body. A similar organic movement could be felt in Kim’s first game as acting manager. Former coach Ahn and acting manager Kim have one thing in common: they both came from defenders.
In the 9th minute of the first half, Ilyuchenko took the lead, and Seoul ended the first half with a one-goal lead. Acting Kim, who played out the first half as he wanted, pulled out the second card he had prepared in advance. Im Sang-hyeop Kim Jin-ya, who predicted the half-game (45 minutes), was replaced by aggressive Na Sang-ho and Willian. It was a plan to aim for an additional goal by driving more against Ulsan, the league leader. There was also an intention to discourage Ulsan fullback Seol Young-woo and Lee Myung-jae from participating in the attack. As a result, this decision provided an excuse for consecutive runs. Ulsan striker Joo Min-kyu scored consecutive goals at 4-minute intervals with an attack that started from Bako and Seol Young-woo, who gained ‘freedom’, and overturned the game. Seoul, whose organizational power was disrupted, gave up the initiative and was swayed. Ulsan’s effective shots were 1 in the first half and 9 in the second half. If it wasn’t for Choi Cheol-won’s save, he could have conceded the third and fourth runs.카지노사이트
Seoul did not give up. Willian scored an equalizer with his individual skills in extra time in the second half, meeting Kim’s expectations belatedly. Seoul, which recently missed a victory by conceding a last-minute goal in the second half, escaped the risk of defeat. It was the same 2-2, but it was different from the last match against Pohang and Daegu. The one-team play shown in the first half of the 45-minute match against Ulsan, the idea of Acting Kim who created it, and the equalizer in the theater in extra time can be a great power for Seoul, which runs toward Final A Group for the rest of the season. Acting Kim is overflowing with confidence enough to say that he knew he would win against Ulsan.