It is the quality of the midfield that decided the early flow of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023. Teams with poor backs started the season insecurely, while teams with solid midfielders announced a fresh start.
Teams with sluggish midfielders suffered from sluggishness in common. The team with the poorest start was Gangwon FC. Daejeon Hana Citizen (0-2 loss) ~ Ulsan Hyundai (0-1 loss) suffered two consecutive losses. Alibayev, who was injured in the last practice game of winter training, was unable to participate in the first match, but was pushed back in the midfield’s power struggle. The condition of Young Han, who has just recovered from a long-term injury, is still not perfect.
Compared to Jeonbuk’s efforts to reinforce power during the winter transfer market, the results are disappointing. Baek Seung-ho and Lee Soo-bin’s ability to control the midfield is very disappointing, and newly joined Kim Gun-woong has yet to fully integrate into the team. In both the opening game against Ulsan (1-2 loss) and the home game against Suwon Samsung (1-1 draw), they failed to win even after scoring the first goal. Concerns are growing in the early stages of the opening season, as the power of flanking attacks has declined due to Lee Dong-jun’s injury.
Suwon FC’s slump is unexpected. The best technician in the K-League, Bitgaram Yoon, has joined the team, but it feels like the hands and feet are still out of sync. There were not many impressive scenes while only 1 draw and 1 loss against Jeju United (0-0 draw) and Pohang Steelers (1-2 loss). Choi Yeong-joon, the captain of Jeju Island, who ended up drawing two games in a row in the opening game, suffered a serious injury in the opening game against Suwon FC, rupturing the cruciate ligament in his right knee, and is seriously losing power. 먹튀검증
Conversely, teams with strong backs made a good start. Pohang won two consecutive victories over Daegu FC (3-2 wins) and Suwon FC (2-1 wins) with the newly formed midfielder. The combative Oberdan and the skilled Kim Jong-woo performed so well that Shin Jin-ho (Incheon United), who suddenly left the team, did not feel the vacancy.