Suwon Samsung, directed by Kim Byeong-soo of ‘Byeongsoo Ball’, tasted bitterness from the departure.

Suwon lost 0-3 in the 12th round home game of Hanawon Q K League 1 2023 against Jeonbuk Hyundai held at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 7:30 pm on the 10th. Suwon failed to maintain the momentum of their first win against Incheon United.

Before the game, coach Kim Byung-soo said, “Actually, we are not the only ones having a hard time. It’s a problem because I’m immersed in it. You have to accept that it is difficult so you can move on. He emphasized, “I have to remove what I am feeling a lot of pressure on,” and showed his belief, “I think our players will play with a light heart enough.” 

However, the goal was conceded 21 seconds after the whistle sounded to announce the start of the game. As they conceded early, the atmosphere leaned toward Jeonbuk. Director Kim Byung-soo’s Suwon was definitely different from before. When attacking, they formed a 2-4-4 formation and came out aggressively. However, they failed to create a chance to do so, and Baek Seung-ho conceded an additional goal in the 40th minute. 

The two losses were particularly painful for Suwon, a newly departed team. At the start of the game, Moon Seon-min broke the net and proudly performed the ‘Control Tower Ceremony’ in front of Suwon fans. They hopped around and played exciting goals, and Suwon supporters could only watch. 

The second loss was even more heartbreaking for Suwon fans. Moon Seon-min’s cross hit Hapa Silva’s head, and Baek Seung-ho’s volley hit the net shortly after. In the 19th minute of the second half, he took a free kick and opened the Suwon goal again. 스포츠토토

Baek Seung-ho honed his skills in Suwon before heading to the FC Barcelona youth team in his youth. At the time of his return to the K-League, he was controversial over a contract with Suwon, such as setting up a confrontational angle. In the end, an agreement was reached and he wore a Jeonbuk uniform, but whenever he went to Big Bird, he was always booed. From the standpoint of Suwon fans, it was like a player they hated putting a dagger at them. 

Injuries also overlapped. In the 6th minute of the second half for Suwon, Basani was carried on a cart. During the competition with Lee Soo-bin, his knee broke and he sat down immediately. Vasani walked out of the arena with his head down, seemingly frustrated. In the 19th minute of the second half, Bultuis was sent off due to an accumulation of warnings, and the worry of having to reorganize the defense for the next match arose.

It was the first edition that I saw only ‘bitter taste’.

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