Gwangju FC won the match on form, Jeonbuk Hyundai won the result.
Gwangju lost 0-1 against Jeonbuk in the 31st round of the Hana One Q K League 2023 at the Gwangju Football Stadium on Thursday.
Gwangju, which had previously won three consecutive matches and was unbeaten in 10 matches (5 W, 5 D), tasted defeat for the first time in 11 matches.
In terms of content, Gwangju dominated. In 90 minutes, Gwangju outshot Jeonbuk 15 to 5, tripling the number of shots. They also had more than twice as many shots on goal, 7 to 3. The difference in ball possession was also significant. Gwangju held the ball for much longer, 69-31. In fact, it was almost a case of Gwangju knocking on the door and Jeonbuk defending.
Luck was on Jeonbuk’s side, not Gwangju’s, who had the better of the play. In the 22nd minute of the second half, during a set-piece scramble, Ahn Hyun-beom’s shot was blocked with his head by Gwangju defender Doo Hyun-seok, and the ball was sucked into the goal, giving Jeonbuk the lead. Although the goal was credited to Ahn Hyun-bum, it was actually an own goal.
After the game, Gwangju head coach Lee Jung-hyo said, “It was a sold-out game, and I’m sorry that I didn’t give you any pleasure,” adding, “The players worked hard to score a goal. They worked hard and are working hard.”
He continued, “I think it’s a crisis for our team. We need to prepare better for the next game. I think we got carried away with the victory. We should have been more focused. I think there was a sense of complacency that we could win this way. The next game against Jeju will be tough. I think we need to look at the accumulation of warnings and the thumbness of Lee Soon-min.”
“I’m curious about Coach Petrescu’s salary,” Lee said during the interview. He was referring to the opposing manager’s inability or unwillingness to utilize Jeonbuk’s spectacular squad. If you look at the actual game, the atmosphere between Gwangju and Jeonbuk seemed to have changed.
Lee said, “Defensively, I expected Jeonbuk to go down. I think we should get used to it now. We’re in third place. It means they recognize us. It’s a disappointing game, but I think Gwangju’s value has increased, so I want to think positively.”바카라사이트
On the other hand, Jeonbuk coach Dan Petrescu, who was lucky to get the win, said: “It’s a valuable win. Gwangju dominated, but we defended well. We stuck together as a team. It’s good to come out of the draw.” “In a game like the final, the process and content are important, but the result is the most important thing. For Jeonbuk, everything is a final. It’s important that we won against Gwangju, who have been playing well lately,” he said, emphasizing that the result was important apart from the content.