Incheon United’s Kim Do-hyeok felt responsible for his team’s defeat.
Incheon lost 0-1 to Ulsan Hyundai in the 9th round of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ held at Incheon Soccer Stadium on the 25th at 7:30 pm. With this, Ulsan maintained the lead with 7 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss (22 points), while Incheon was in 9th place with 2 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses (9 points).
On this day, Incheon partially operated a rotation. On the 22nd, Incheon, who had a 2-1 lead in the 8th round against Suwon FC, allowed a tie at the last minute and only scored 1 point. Shin Jin-ho and Moon Ji-hwan were left out in the midfield because the main players consumed a lot of stamina, and instead, Lee Dong-soo and Yeoreum formed the midfield combination.
There were changes on the front as well. Coach Cho Seong-hwan put forward Jerso, Chun Seong-hun, and Hernandez as starters in the previous match against Suwon FC, but put up Kim Do-hyuk, Chun Seong-hoon, and Kim Bo-seop in the Ulsan match that day. Among them, Kim Do-hyeok started as a left winger who did not play much at first, and was given the role of defending Ulsan’s flank attack along with the attack.스포츠토토
However, Incheon conceded an early goal. In the 19th minute of the first half, Martin Adam’s ball was hit by Baco with his right foot outside the penalty box, but Min Seong-jun blocked it. The first half ended with Martin Adam’s opening goal giving Ulsan a 1-0 lead.
Incheon, which had been pushed behind, made a bold change at the start of the second half. Manager Cho Seong-hwan replaced Kim Do-hyuk, who started as a left winger, and put in Zerso. Then, instead of Chun Seong-hun, Hernandez was put in to change the attacking team boldly. However, Incheon made more and more mistakes in the midfield combination, and failed to score goals, eventually losing 0-1.
After the game, Kim Do-hyeok’s shoulders felt heavy. This season, Kim Do-hyeok is mainly playing as a left wingback, not as a central midfielder. And in this match, he started as a left winger, but could not prevent the team from losing. After the game, Kim Do-hyuk, whom we met, said, “I’m sorry to so many fans because we couldn’t produce good results, and I felt that we had to work harder.”
And he blamed himself for his team’s defeat. Kim Do-hyeok said, “As an attacker, I feel very sorry for the midfielders and defenders. Today, when we were defending, we should have all gone together, but there are parts where I go a little bit alone, so I think the team’s balance has been broken a lot because of me. That’s why I think I’ll have to fix it while watching the video,” he said, looking back at the problem.
Incheon will go on an expedition to Pohang Steelers on the 30th. In the face of Pohang, which is currently second in the league, Kim Do-hyeok made a promise, “We have to carve out the wrong parts today and not just ignore them. I think the next game will be better if we take more responsibility for scoring and defending from the front line.” revealed