Last season, they showed competitiveness, but this season, they have not been able to get their first win. This is the story of K-League 1 Gangwon FC, groaning at the tip of a blunt spear.
As of the 20th, Gangwon is in 11th place (3 draws, 4 losses, 3 points). At the bottom (2 draws, 5 losses, 2 points), along with Suwon Samsung, it is a ‘Uee’ team without a win. Last season, under coach Choi Yong-soo (52), he climbed from the relegation zone to 6th place (14 wins, 7 draws, 17 losses, 49 points) within a year, and attracted attention with the outstanding performances of Kim Dae-won (26) and Yang Hyun-jun (21). The sluggishness is getting longer in the season. 안전놀이터
Due to the tactical characteristics of coach Choi Yong-soo, who stands out for his ‘preparation and counterattack’, the defense is making a good save with the 5th place in the league for the least goals (9 runs). However, the problem is the offensive team, which only scored the lowest point in the league (three goals). Dino (29, Sweden), who left after only 5 games (2 goals) due to an Achilles tendon injury last season, was given another chance this season, but he has no offensive points in 6 games. Lee Jeong-hyeop (32), who is suffering from a left calf injury, is also expected to join the team training in May.
The sluggish performance is also revealed in detailed indicators. According to Bpro Eleven, which specializes in soccer statistics, Gangwon has the number of crosses per game (3.86, 9th place) and success rate (16%, 12th place), the number of successful depressurizations (2.43 times, 10th place), and the pass success rate (78.87%, 11th place). Above), and the number of key passes (5.0 times, 12th place), etc. Even if the defense is good, it is not possible to tie a knot in the offense, so there are many cases where it lasts throughout the game and then collapses in one shot.
The future schedule is also a thorny field road. The remaining schedule for this month is a forced march from Gwangju FC (23rd) to FC Seoul (26th) to Jeonbuk Hyundai (29th). Gwangju is in 5th place (4 wins, 3 losses, 12 points), and the promoted team is revolting, 4th place (4 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses, 13 points) and 9th place with Seoul (2 wins, 1 draw, 4 losses, 7 points) Apart from Jeonbuk-do ranking, basic power is strong. Gangwon’s prospects for this season can change only if they sharpen the tip of the spear and win their first victory quickly.