Pohang had a shower when it was time to light a fire… Director Kim Ki-dong finds a solution
Pohang Steelers of Pro Football K-League 1 threw up a bold challenge to kill three birds with one stone despite the bad news that key players fell.
Pohang has all three competitions scheduled for the end of the season.
First of all, in K League 1, they are in second place (58 points), chasing leader Ulsan Hyundai (67 points), and will play the last five games. It is not easy to come from behind to win, but there are many variables such as head-to-head competition in the final round, so it is too early to give up.
They are also in the semifinals of the FA Cup, with only two games left to win the title. In the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL), which was reorganized into the Chunchun System, they are cruising toward advancing to the tournament with two consecutive wins.
It’s time to make a last-minute spurt ahead of the last game of the year, but Pohang’s squad is not in a good situation.
Key midfielder Oberdan and multi-player Wandelsson were both injured. Although the two players’ will to return is strong, realistically, it is not easy for them to play in the remaining games. Pohang coach Kim Ki-dong, who smiles bitterly, saying, “It’s raining just as we were supposed to be stoking the fire,” is burning inside.
However, ‘winner’ coach Kim Ki-dong has prepared his own solution. Coach Kim Ki-dong has overcome crises by reacting quickly, such as changing the positions of existing players and promoting promising players, whenever key players suddenly transfer during the season and a large gap is created in the team’s strength.토토사이트
It’s the same this time too. During the international break, I was so worried that I couldn’t sleep properly even for a single day and came up with a plan. It is still a secret which player will fill the two positions. Coach Kim Ki-dong did not say anything, saying, “If we go well against Incheon United on the 20th, we will continue, and if there are any areas that need improvement, we will respond quickly at that time.”
Pohang fell into crisis every season due to the departure of key players, but each time, Pohang showed good results as if laughing at it. Last season, Pohang climbed up to 3rd place with ‘Gidong Magic’ even with a thin squad, and this season too, although no one was paying attention as a candidate for the championship before the start, they are currently in 2nd place and threatening the lead.
Meanwhile, Pohang will play its first game after entering Final A against Incheon at the Pohang Steel Yard on the 20th.
Pohang, who is challenging all three competitions in a power vacuum, needs to make choices and concentrate. Coach Kim Ki-dong said, “I will follow the league to the end, challenge to win the FA Cup, and prepare well for the ACL. If I think positively (I will join the ACL next season) He made it clear that he would not neglect league games, saying, “The number of cases in which he can participate has increased.”