“We couldn’t hold on at the end.”
Yoon Jeong-hwan’s ‘first win’ as Gangwon FC head coach came up short. With a minute to spare, Yoon would have gotten his first win in charge of Gangwon, but he had to settle for a draw after conceding a penalty in the final minute of the game. This extends Yoon’s ‘winless streak’ to seven games (five draws and two losses) since taking charge of Gangwon.
Gangwon hosted Jeju United in the 25th round of the ‘Hana OneQ K League 1 2023’ at Jeju World Cup Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on June 6. Jeju is in a slump with no wins in its last nine matches. Yoon was looking for his first win since taking over at Gangwon against Jeju, who are coached by his high school best friend Nam Ki-il.
Kangwon was able to withstand Jeju’s pressure throughout the match. They threatened Jeju’s goal by counterattacking from time to time, and eventually scored the first goal. In the 37th minute of the second half, a long pass from the midfield led to Kim Jin-ho in the penalty box. Kim Jin-ho passed to Park Sang-hyuk at the front of the box, and Park took a shot without delay to take the lead.
It looked like the game would end as it was. However, Jeju’s final attack struck a blow to Gangwon, who were in a victory mood. Foreign striker Hayes was fouled inside the Gangwon box in stoppage time, earning a penalty kick. He stepped up to the spot and slotted home the equalizer. Moments later, the game ended in a 1-1 draw.
After missing out on his first win in charge of Gangwon, Yoon was quite disappointed. “The players understood what we have been preparing for the past two weeks and followed through. We created a few chances, but it was unfortunate that we couldn’t score, and 바카라사이트 I was disappointed with our concentration after scoring the first goal. I’m disappointed because the players worked hard. We will prepare well for the next match.”
He also commented on the play of U20 World Cup star Lee Seung-won, saying, “He also showed disappointment after the pass, but I think he did a good job. He did his job well and I think he will have more chances in the future.” “We practiced a lot of shooting this week, but it’s a shame we didn’t score. I could have scored if I went inside the goal. I think we need to train more,” he said.