Incheon United, led by head coach Cho Sung-hwan, played out a goalless 0-0 draw against Suwon Samsung in the 18th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Suwon World Cup Stadium on Nov. 11. Incheon (20 points) remained in ninth place.
After the match, Coach Cho said, “We tried our best to win the last game before the A-match break and bring home three points, but we couldn’t do it. Even in a difficult and sluggish situation, we are encouraged by the fans’ support. We will prepare well for the break.”
Incheon remained unbeaten in six matches (W1 D5 L1), but failed to win. They kept a clean sheet on the day, but couldn’t find the back of the net. “We had chances, but our finishing was lacking,” Cho said. We continued to play a game where we didn’t score many goals and conceded a lot,” Cho said. “We needed timing and precision in our chances, and we need to continue to improve in these areas.” 안전놀이터
In second-half stoppage time, defender Kim Dong-min was shown a red card for a dangerous tackle on Suwon midfielder Ko Seung-beom. As it was a direct sending off, he will miss two games. Cho said, “It’s a fair fight, but I think there was a momentary lapse in judgment. It wasn’t intentional, but he (Kim Dong-min) needs to be careful,” Cho explained.