‘Ace’ Kim Seung-dae gave Pohang Steelers coach Kim Ki-dong a victory gift for the ‘4th anniversary of his inauguration’.
The Pohang Steelers,메이저놀이터 led by coach Kim Ki-dong, won the home match against Suwon Samsung at the Pohang Steel Yard on the 25th in the ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ home game 1-0. Pohang went undefeated in the opening 9 games (5 wins, 4 draws).
Pohang used the 4-2-3-1 tactic. Lee Ho-jae made a sortie with one top. Baek Seong-dong, Kim Seung-dae, and Cho Jae-hoon helped from behind. Lee Seung-mo and Oberdan teamed up as defensive midfielders. Shim Sang-min, Grant, Ha Chang-rae and Park Seung-wook were located in the four-back. Hwang In-jae wore the goalkeeper gloves.
Suwon came out with a 3-4-3 formation. With Jeon Jin-woo at the center, Kim Bo-kyung and Kim Joo-chan led the attack. Lee Sang-min, Basani, Yu Je-ho and Jung Seung-won coordinated the midfield. Bultuis, Han Ho-gang and Jang Ho-ik were in charge of defense. Yang Hyung-mo guarded the goal.
The topic before the game was coach Kim’s ‘fourth anniversary of inauguration’. Manager Kim took the helm of Pohang on April 23, 2019. He played his first match three days later on the 26th. The opponent was Suwon. At that time, Pohang won 1-0 with Kim Seung-dae’s winning goal in the 39th minute of the second half. Coach Kim pledged to win once again, just like that day four years ago.
The whistle blew announcing the start of the game. Pohang exploded the first goal in the 4th minute of the game. Kim Seung-dae scored his first goal this season. He did not miss the ball that bounced after being punched by the opposing goalkeeper. A powerful shot shook Suwon’s net.
Suwon, who became desperate, took out a replacement card. In the 18th minute of the first half, Mulich replaced Kim Joo-chan to make a difference. The two teams had a ‘blood battle in the rain’. The first half ended with Pohang leading 1-0.
At the beginning of the second half, both teams made changes. Pohang replaced Jo Jae-hoon and Lee Ho-jae with Go Young-jun and Jeka. For Suwon, Park Dae-won stepped on the ground instead of Jung Seung-won.
The match was fierce. They exchanged attacks and faced each other tightly. He didn’t mind a rough fight. The bench fight was also fierce. In the 13th minute of the second half, Suwon substituted Lee Sang-min and Bassani for Lee Ki-je and Akosti. Pohang replaced Lee Seung-mo and Baek Seong-dong with Shin Kwang-hoon and Kim In-seong.
A fierce midfield battle ensued. No one could easily penetrate the opposing camp. Suwon replaced Han Ho-gang with Ryu Seung-woo to make the final decision. However, the expected score was not achieved. Rather, Pohang put pressure on Suwon with consecutive shots from Zeca and Oberdan. Pohang, who pushed until the end, completed a 1-0 victory at home.