The match against Bangkok United is an opportunity for Jeonbuk Hyundai to change the mood.
Jeonbuk Hyundai will face Bangkok United in the second match of Group F of the 2023-24 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Champions League (ACL) group stage held at Thammasat Stadium in Pathum Thani, Thailand at 9 p.m. on the 4th. Currently, Jeonbuk and Bangkok are tied at 3 points.
Jeonbuk is aiming for a turnaround in this game. Jeonbuk, which lost 1-3 at home to Daegu FC in the 32nd round of the league in the previous game, was unable to maintain the momentum of victory it brought from its away game to Gwangju FC. Jeonbuk is in a dejected state after suffering a complete defeat at home, including conceding a goal in 15 seconds.
Disappointment over the performance makes it even more difficult for Jeonbuk. Jeonbuk parted ways with coach Kim Sang-sik early in the season and appointed coach Dan Petrescu. Coach Petrescu seemed to be bringing back the ‘Dakkong’ to Jeonbuk based on his thick-line soccer, but it has been pointed out that recently there has been no clear color or sharpness and only a ‘straight-line appearance’ remains.
I think back to the memories of the Kitchi match. At the time of Jeonbuk’s first group match against Kitchi, they had not won five consecutive games in the league. Fortunately, they succeeded in changing the mood by winning the game against Kitchi, and continued that trend until the game against Gwangju. Regardless of performance, what Jeonbuk needed right away was three points, so they had to be satisfied with the victory.
This is because Jeonbuk is in danger of going down to Final B. Currently, Jeonbuk has 46 points. Jeonbuk’s fate will depend on the result of the game against FC Seoul, the last game of the regular round. If they win, they will advance to Final A, but if they lose, Jeonbuk is on the verge of heading to Final B for the first time since the club was founded. Now that the season is coming to an end, this is why Jeonbuk has no choice but to pay more attention to the immediate results.토토사이트
Currently, Jeonbuk is facing an increased physical burden on the remaining players due to the departure of players selected for the Asian Games such as Baek Seung-ho, Park Jin-seop, and Park Jae-yong. In addition, since the match against Bangkok is an expedition to Southeast Asia, there is a high possibility that they will struggle physically. Nevertheless, Jeonbuk must focus on this game and win. We need to lift the mood by winning against Bangkok and have the will to continue that momentum against Seoul.