Jeonbuk Hyundai, a professional soccer K-League 1 with ‘Doohyun Ball’, fired a signal of revival.
Jeonbuk won 3-0 in the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 round 12 away match against Suwon Samsung at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 10th.
After recently parting ways with manager Kim Sang-sik, head coach Kim Doo-hyun took over the temporary helm, and Jeonbuk changed the atmosphere by going undefeated for two consecutive games following the 1-1 draw against FC Seoul.
Jeonbuk, with 14 points, jumped from 10th to 7th, laying the foundation for a leap forward to the upper-middle ranks. It is 1 point behind Suwon FC (15 points), which is in 6th place in the final A Maginot line, which is the top split.
It is the first time against Suwon to score three goals in one game this season.
It is encouraging that Jeonbuk’s firepower, which was once called ‘Dakgong (shut up and attack)’ and commanded the K-League 1, regained its power at the Suwon Battle.
The content of the game was perfect. Jeonbuk dominated Suwon with 62.8% vs. 37.2% in market share.
He also attempted 18 shots. He’s nearly doubled his average of 10.45 per game over the previous 11 games.
Acting manager Kim Doo-hyun’s tactical operation stood out.
Jeonbuk created a gap in the side area as two side fullbacks Kim Jin-soo and Kim Moon-hwan left due to injuries. Veteran Choi Cheol-soon had no choice but to start the game from the bench full-time just before the match against Seoul.
Acting Kim, who was called a ‘genius midfielder’ during his active career and also advanced to West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League (EPL), solved his homework by shifting the position of a midfielder he knows well.
He placed central midfielder Maeng Seong-woong at left full-back, and center-back Koo Ja-ryong at the opposite right.
It is a common change for a central defender to move to the side, but it is rare in Korea for a midfielder to move to a sideback. Moreover, Maeng Seong-woong’s main foot was his right foot, not his left foot.
It introduced the ‘inverted (opposite foot) wingback’ tactic that can only be seen in European football.
World-renowned manager Pep Guardiola of Manchester City (England) drew attention as a tactic of moving fullbacks to the central area during build-up to gain a numerical advantage in the midfield area, and Acting Kim applied this.
In fact, Maeng Seong-woong came down like a side defender of a four-back during defense and guarded the space, and when Jeonbuk had the ball, he went up to the midfield area and played the role of a midfielder who sprinkled the ball from the rear.
This is the result of actively utilizing the strengths of Maeng Seong-woong, who has not only his ability to own the ball but also his defense.
It’s not just Maeng Seong-woong. In fact, five midfielders, including Kim Geon-woong, who played as center back, and Park Jin-seop, who played as defensive midfielder, gathered together and organically played passing play.
Moon Seon-min’s first goal, which broke in 21 seconds in the first half, also came from Maeng Seong-woong’s right-footed forward pass stabbed from behind.
Acting Kim said, “Maeng Sung-woong is a midfielder, but he has good defense. I liked the pass from the defensive area to the midfield area, so I induced it.”
“There is no sideback, but it was advantageous to turn the ball by increasing the number of midfielders while going inside. It seems that the opponent had difficulty with it. .He did well today and played some fun football,” he added.토토사이트
With a lot of numbers in the center, Baek Seung-ho’s advance became easier. Jeonbuk, which secured a high share in the waist area with the addition of Maeng Seong-woong, gained an advantage in the number fight against Suwon.
When Lee Soo-bin and Maeng Seong-woong took possession of the ball in the center and delivered it, Baek Seung-ho dug into the space behind the opponent and seized a shooting opportunity.
This is the background that midfielder Baek Seung-ho attempted 5 shots, the most in the team that day, and was able to record 4 effective shots. He also scored two goals as a result.
Acting Kim explained, “Baek Seung-ho has a lot of activity, so he wants to own the ball while being absent from the attacking side. I left that part to the maximum. If possible, I didn’t say anything special. I ordered him to do as he wanted and keep only a few things.”