‘Meeting After 4 Years’…Cho Sung-hwan “Overcome the Burden” vs. Seol Ki-hyun “Our Way”
Incheon United and Gyeongnam FC are set to meet in the fourth round of the 2023 Hana OneQ Football Association (FA) Cup on Thursday at the Incheon Football Stadium.
The teams last met four years ago in 2019. 메이저사이트 They met in the final match of the K League One season, which ended in a 0-0 draw.
Incheon head coach Cho Sung-hwan said, “We shared our goals with the players at the beginning of the year. More than any other season, we are aware of the fans’ expectations and the importance of the FA Cup. Every game will not be easy, but we will have to overcome it and make a good start.”
Mpoku will start. After a brief absence due to injury, he will take the field for the first time in almost two months since his last appearance against Daegu FC in January. “He has improved a lot since his injury,” Cho said. There are positions where he can play well, and I think he will be able to contribute to the team by utilizing his strengths in attack or dribbling,” Cho said.
It’s a game that can be a little intimidating. Their opponents are from the K League 2 and have a lineup of backup players. “It depends on how you think and look at it. We have a clear goal, so we have to overcome the pressure. We have a clear goal, so we have to overcome the pressure.” He added, “I hope that the rotation, strategy, and other aspects will work well.
Gyeongnam leads the head-to-head record in the league with 11 wins, 15 draws and five losses. Gyeongnam defeated Gangneung FC and Siheung FC in the second and third rounds of the FA Cup, respectively, but their league form is not as good. They have not won in four games (two draws and two losses) since May.
Gyeongnam head coach Seol Ki-hyun said, “I think it’s a transitional period. The tactics we’re playing, and then the way we play, are up and down. I keep talking to the players. What we want to do needs to come out more clearly on the field.”
A big rotation. “These are players who haven’t had a chance in the league, but they are physically and tactically disciplined. We need to do our best to prepare for the game to win. Rather than doing things differently because we are a K League 1 team, we need to do things the way we do them.”
“Confidence is important. I hope these guys will do well and give me more scope to manage the game as a coach. I believe they will do a good job,” he added.