Suwon Samsung, a ‘prestigious family of tradition’, stands at the edge of a cliff. The risk of relegation is becoming a reality.
Suwon Samsung, led by acting coach Yeom Ki-hoon, lost 0-2 in the first round of the ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ final against Jeju United held at Jeju World Cup Stadium on the 22nd. Suwon (6 wins, 7 draws, 21 losses) suffered defeat in the away game. The dream of escaping from the bottom was not achieved. On the other hand, Jeju extinguished the fire by winning after eight games. It is also the first win under acting coach Jeong Jo-guk.
Suwon lost concentration as soon as the game started. We conceded a goal 3 minutes after kickoff. Jeju opened the game with Kim Gun-woong’s cool mid-range shot from a corner kick situation. On the other hand, Suwon’s Bulthuis suffered an injury just 6 minutes into the game. While Suwon was shaking, Jeju scored an additional point. Jeju widened the lead by scoring a clean header from Yuri Jonatan in the 25th minute of the first half.
At the start of the second half, Suwon removed Basani and Kim Joo-chan and brought in Acosti and Jeon Jin-woo. Changes were made to the attack. But there was no miracle that Suwon expected. Suwon’s shots missed the opponent’s goal every time. Suwon suffered defeat in the Jeju expedition. The only consolation was that FC Seoul defeated Gangwon FC 2-1 in the match held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at the same time, so the gap between Suwon and Gangwon did not widen. Gangwon, ranked 11th, has 26 points, and Suwon, ranked 12th, has 25 points. The lowest ranked team in K League 1 this season will be automatically relegated to K League 2 (second division) next season. The fate of the 10th and 11th ranked second divisions will be decided by a promotion play-off.
Suwon has no place to retreat anymore. It was shaky from the beginning of the season. He continued to slump. He had 2 draws and 8 losses in his opening 10 games. He set a disgraceful record for the most consecutive wins in a club opening season. He drew his sword. After parting ways with coach Lee Byung-geun, head coach Choi Seong-yong took temporary charge of the team. He immediately appointed a new head coach. Coach Kim Byeong-soo took the helm of Suwon.토토사이트
After Coach Kim took office, Suwon recorded 2 wins, 4 draws, and 1 loss from mid-June to July. It seemed like an opportunity for a rebound was being prepared. That was it. Suwon lost power again. The club also chose to part ways with coach Kim Byeong-soo. The bench was entrusted to playing coach Yeom Ki-hoon, a legend of the club. This is an unprecedented situation where two directors and two acting directors are used.
Meanwhile, on this day, banners were hung at the stadium criticizing Suwon’s behavior, such as ‘Dongseok, dolmani, join hands and go out’, ‘Suwon Samsung with CEO Lee Jun who has no future or strategy’, and ‘Shut up and get out, a third-rate envoy’.