Daejeon Hana Citizen is on the hunt for three points against Jeju United.
Daejeon Hana Citizen will play the 33rd round match of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ against Jeju at Daejeon World Cup Stadium at 3 pm on the 8th. Currently, Daejeon is in 8th place (42 points) with 10 wins, 12 draws, and 10 losses in 32 league games.
Daejeon drew in the last round away to Gangwon. They took the lead 18 minutes into the first half with Massa’s first goal. Kim In-gyun did not miss the opponent’s mistakes and created a counterattack opportunity through strong pressure. Kim In-gyun gave a pass to Thiago, who also immediately passed the ball to Massa. Martha easily found the net. However, Daejeon conceded an equalizer two minutes later, resulting in a disappointing draw.
Daejeon is now approaching the final game of the regular round. Currently, Daejeon has a 20-point gap with 12th-place Suwon Samsung and a 16-point gap with 11th-place Gangwon FC. The risk of relegation is not high, but there is a need to show good performance in the process of preparing for next season. After the promotion and relegation system was implemented, Daejeon was part of the K-League Classic (currently K-League 1) in the 2013 and 2015 seasons, and recorded 32 points and 19 points, respectively. Currently, with 42 points, they are recording the highest points in the first division after the promotion and relegation system was implemented, but the goal is to accumulate as many points as possible in the remaining 6 games and lay the foundation for next season.
To achieve this, a victory against Jeju is necessary. There has been no victory yet in two matches against Jeju this season. In the first game held at home, they lost 0-3 without a goal, and in the away game to Jeju in late June, they took one point with Thiago’s valuable equalizer in the 41st minute of the second half. Jeju has been in a slump with no wins (1 draw, 5 losses) in the last 6 consecutive games since the 26th round match against Suwon FC last August, and is narrowed to 5 points behind 10th place Suwon FC. There is a need to take advantage of the opponent’s sluggishness and impatience. In addition, Jeju has also confirmed its final round B group, so one more confrontation is expected. We are determined to win this game against Jeju and take the lead before entering the final round.스포츠토토
The key player who will lead Daejeon to victory is Lee Chang-geun. Lee Chang-geun, the ‘Guardian of Daejeon’, transferred to Daejeon for the 2022 season. He quickly earned a starting position thanks to his excellent saving ability, and played 32 games, including the promotion play-offs, playing a leading role in the team’s promotion. He is firmly maintaining his position as the starting goalkeeper this season. So far, he has kept the goal in all 32 K League 1 games. Lee Chang-geun showed fantastic saves in every game and saved Daejeon from crisis. In particular, he showed off his strength by stopping penalty kicks in three consecutive games in September alone. First, he blocked Kim Hyun’s penalty kick in the game against Suwon FC on September 1, and after the international break ended, he blocked Joo Min-gyu’s penalty kick in the away game against Ulsan Hyundai on the 16th. Then, on the 23rd, he saved An Byeong-jun’s penalty kick in a match against Suwon Samsung. If they show their ability to save in this game as well, they will be able to block Jeju’s offense and score 3 points.
Lee Chang-geun said, “Although our goal of advancing to Final A was unfortunately defeated, as it is the last home game of the regular season, we will do our best to repay the support of our fans who always give us the best support. “I want to get as many points as possible in the remaining games, lay the foundation for a leap forward to a higher stage next season, and give hope to the fans,” he said.