Soccer is a coaching game… ‘Active magic’ once again demonstrated

Professional football K League 1 (Part 1) Pohang Steelers coach Kim Ki-dong (51)’s mercenary skills have been outstanding since the beginning of the season. At every decisive moment, the flow changes through change and brings victory, and ‘mobility magic’ is being displayed without regret.

In the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 round 5 away match against Jeonbuk Hyundai held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 1st, Pohang won 2-1 by reversing the game with consecutive goals from Baek Sung-dong (31) and Jeka (26). With the victory on this day, they continued their opening undefeated (3 wins, 2 draws) and kept 3rd place (11 points).

It was a game in which mercenary skills were brilliant enough to say that coach Kim’s replacement was a perfect hit and won 3 points. The maxim that ‘soccer is a coach’s play’, which was born from the meaning that the performance is influenced by the coach, was exactly right.

In fact, in the 45th minute of the first half, Pohang was pushed by Jeonbuk to the extent of being three times higher in the number of shots, and conceded the first goal without even following their luck. However, with the start of the second half, coach Kim changed the attacking side by putting in Baek Sung-dong and Jeka, and at the same time changed the flow and balanced the game. Baek Seong-dong shook the net in the 13th minute of the second half.

Coach Kim’s tactical changes did not stop there. When Jeonbuk put weight on the front by increasing the number of attacks in the middle of the second half, they put Kim Yong-hwan (29) and Park Chan-yong (27) in succession to build a solid defensive block. In the end, they endured well and did not concede, and instead continued the offensive with numerical superiority, and Jeka shook the net with a fantastic header from Baek Sung-dong’s cross in extra time to win a dramatic victory. 메이저사이트

Pohang has been showing this pattern often since the beginning of the season. A typical example is the dramatic turnaround in the match against Daegu FC and Gangwon FC, even after conceding the first goal. And behind it, there was always coach Kim’s outstanding mercenary skills and tactical response.

Baek Seong-dong said of coach Kim’s mercenary skills after the victory over Jeonbuk, “The coach cares a lot about (mercenary skills and tactical responses). He worries a lot about which player is more suitable for each game.” I think it creates good synergy because I understand and prepare for it.”

Regarding the overall game management of the day, Coach Kim said, “It was difficult because we conceded earlier than planned in the first half. At halftime, I pointed out to the players (the parts that were lacking).” I am happy that the match ended well as planned.”

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