I think the players know it personally as well.”
Incheon United coach Cho Seong-hwan안전놀이터, who suffered a bitter defeat in Ulsan Hyundai, said with a firm expression. This is because the players made frequent mistakes throughout the game, and as a result, the team lost 0-1. In their 2 home matches, Incheon only recorded 1 draw and 1 loss. The ranking also stayed at 9th place (2 wins, 3 draws, 4 losses).
Coach Cho Seong-hwan said at a press conference immediately after the 0-1 loss in the 9th round of Hana One Q K League 1 2023 against Ulsan held at the Incheon Soccer Stadium on the 25th, “There was a defensive method we wanted to do. That part didn’t go well,” he said. “So I couldn’t protect the ball and made a lot of minor mistakes. The players will know better.”
On this day, Incheon had a lot of pass misses throughout the game, and the concentration of the players seemed to be greatly reduced. The number of shots in the first half was only about one. In the end, Incheon lost 0-1 without being able to overcome the goal allowed by Martin Adam. Following the 2-2 draw against Suwon FC, it is a two-game draw in a row.
Coach Cho said, “It’s not that the players weren’t breathing well, but there was a defensive method we wanted to do, but the opponent’s tempo was fast, and there were many things we didn’t want.” Personally, I made a lot of misses.”
Regarding Kim Do-hyeok, who was replaced after playing only the first half after playing as a side striker that day, he said, “I would have prepared myself, but I think I haven’t been able to show my skills while standing in that position for the first time in a long time.” He has confidence and I think he will do better in the future.”
Then, coach Cho added, “Today, there are players who have played for the first time in a while, so I was overly motivated.”