Daejeon Hana Citizen head coach Lee Min-sung is not worried about Incheon United’s rise to prominence.
Daejeon will face Incheon in the 23rd round of the ‘Hana OneQ K League 1 2023’ at the Incheon Football Stadium at 8pm on the 16th. Currently, Incheon is in ninth place with six wins, nine draws and seven losses (27 points), while Daejeon is in seventh place with seven wins, nine draws and six losses (30 points).
The home side are on the upswing. Incheon kicked things off with a 3-2 win over Suwon Samseong in the quarter-finals of the Hana OneQ FA Cup on 28 November, and have since picked up a point against Gangwon and Suwon FC, and a 2-1 away win against Ulsan Hyundai on 12 November to make it two wins from three league games. Against Daejeon, Incheon will be looking for their first back-to-back league wins of the season.
카지노사이트Daejeon, on the other hand, are not in the best of form. They were promoted to the K League 1 this season and made waves early in the season with their fiery attacking football, but they’ve hit a bit of a snag in the middle of the campaign. They have been particularly frustrating of late, with five draws in their last five league games. They had to settle for a 2-2 draw at home to Jeonbuk Hyundai.
Ahead of the match, Daejeon’s starting line-up was revealed. Daejeon will start with Gutek, Jeon Byung-kwan, Lee Jin-hyun, Bae Joon-ho, Lim Duk-geun, Joo Se-jong, Oh Jae-seok, Kim Hyun-woo, Anton, and Kang Yoon-seong, with Lee Chang-geun in goal. On the bench, Kim Min-Deok, Lee Hyun-Sik, Shin Sang-Sang, Kim In-Gyun, Thiago, Yoo Kang-Hyun, and Lee Jun-Seo await their starting orders.
Daejeon has been unusually weak against Incheon this season. Their last two meetings in March and June resulted in a 3-3 draw and a 3-1 Incheon win, respectively. The most recent meeting, in Round 16, saw Daejeon lose 1-3 thanks to a multi-goal performance from Kim Bo-seop. Daejeon is 1-1 against Incheon this season, but Lee Min-sung is not too worried.
“We are 1-1 against Incheon this season, but today’s game is the first match of the third robin. We don’t have too many organisational problems, but we’ve lost a lot of games because of moment-to-moment mistakes. We need to reduce our mistakes,” he said.
Lee Min-sung is not afraid of the big game. In their last match, Incheon beat league leaders Ulsan 2-1 away from home. “We also played Ulsan,” said Lee Min-sung. We won one and drew one. Ulsan played in a chaotic atmosphere, and Incheon took advantage of that with their speed. It’s just Incheon’s situation. We will definitely win today’s match,” he said, vowing to win against Incheon.
Daejeon’s last win was on 7 June against Gangwon. Since then, Daejeon have gone five games without a win and are determined to win.