This is the best start since the 2013 season.
The Pohang Steelers, led by coach Kim Ki-dong, have been undefeated since the opening day. 4 wins and 3 draws in 7 matches. Pohang drew 1-1 against FC Seoul in the 7th round of ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ held at Pohang Steel Yard on the 15th. Ulsan Hyundai lost 1-2 to Daejeon Hana Citizen in the 7th round, making Pohang the only undefeated team in the K League 1. Daejeon, which is in third place, also has one loss.
First of all, there is no big ups and downs in terms of performance. Pohang maintains the concept of forward pressure and speedy attack development. The offensive and defensive balance is not bad with 11 goals and 6 runs in 7 games. In particular, it shows an even distribution of points. Lee Ho-jae (3 goals), Baek Seong-dong, Jeong Jae-hee (2 more goals), Jeka (1 goal) tasted the goals. In defense, the central defensive line consisting of Ha Chang-rae, Park Chan-yong, and Alex Grant is gaining solidity. Hwang In-jae’s goalkeeper position, which was a concern after Kang Hyun-moo’s enlistment, is also performing beyond expectations.토토사이트
Coach Kim’s unique mercenary skills and flexible strategies are also working throughout the seven games. The replacement resources are showing their strength, and they are showing their potential to follow the end even if they lose the first goal.
Pohang’s undefeated 7 games is the best result since the 2013 season 11 games undefeated (6 wins, 5 draws). At the time, Pohang was undefeated by losing to rival Ulsan in the 12th round of the ‘East Coast Derby’. That season, Pohang won the dramatic league championship by beating Ulsan 1-0 in the final match. The same is true if you look at the results up to the 7th round. Pohang has now secured 15 points from 7 matches. Pohang won 4 wins in the 2014 season (13 points), 2015 season (12 points), 2017 season, and 2018 season (13 points), but lost 2-3 each. Last season, they finished 7 games with 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses.
Pohang will go on an expedition to Ulsan on the 22nd in an undefeated flow. It is the rival of the ‘East Coast Derby’. Ulsan lost in the 7th round, but the power is excellent enough to run 6 consecutive wins in the opening. The gap between Pohang and Ulsan (18 points) is only 3 points. If Pohang even defeats Ulsan, it will be able to participate in earnest in the competition for the lead at the beginning of the season.