The match that draws the most attention in the K-League, which will be held during the three-day Golden Week holiday, is the match between FC Seoul and Jeonbuk Hyundai. The two teams will clash in the 11th round of the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023, which will be held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 5th.
The rivalry, which has been loved by many and is called the ‘legendary match’ after the first letter of the team name, has always been hot, but this year’s airflow is quite different from the past. Jeonbuk fell to 10th place with 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses, and 10 points, while Seoul is in second place with 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, and 19 points. Until last season, Jeonbuk usually had the upper hand, and considering that Seoul encountered something in a frustrating flow, it can’t be Cheonyang.
The team situation is also extreme. Seoul, which has reached the completion stage of the build-up soccer coach Ahn Ik-soo has worked hard for, is pinning high hopes on the strong national team striker. Side striker Na Sang-ho, who scored 7 goals this season, is in a state of high water, and striker Hwang Ui-jo is almost at the peak. It is full of confidence that it can break the jinx of 17 consecutive wins (4 draws and 13 losses) against Jeonbuk since July 2017.
On the other hand, Jeonbuk is the worst. Both performance and confidence hit the bottom to the extent that they suffered two consecutive home defeats along with 스포츠토토 a goalless score. While Seoul scored 21 goals, the most in the league, Jeonbuk only scored 10 goals. In the meantime, it is evaluated that even the unique team color, which was oriented to attack, has been erased.
Besides, it’s not even normal power. Cho Kyu-seong, who just returned from a calf injury, recently started pitch training, but key resources such as Kim Jin-soo (lumbar spine), Song Min-gyu (ligament), and Dong-jun Lee (ankle) are leaving, and captains Hong Jeong-ho and Kim Moon-hwan are absent due to a penalty received in the 10th round home game against Gangwon FC. do. There is a huge gap in both offense and defense. Currently, except for central midfielder Baek Seung-ho, most of the current and former national team members who have been on the World Cup stage cannot be used, so the burden on the Jeonbuk squad is much greater.