There is no win and no goal. Suwon Samsung and Ahn Byeong-jun (32) are both under heavy pressure.
Suwon has recorded 1 draw and 2 먹튀검증 losses in 3 matches since the opening of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’. The last victory was against FC Anyang (2-1 win) in the second leg of the promotion playoff held at the end of October last year. As of the 15th, I have not enjoyed the joy of victory for the 137th day.
Among the 12 teams in the K-League 1, there are 4 teams without a win until the 3rd round. Suwon, Daegu FC, Jeju United, and Gangwon FC continued undefeated. Among them, Suwon stayed in 11th place with 2 goals and 4 goals. It’s still early in the season, but it’s a position that can’t be satisfied.
Suwon scored 2 goals in 3 matches. They lost 0-1 against Gwangju FC in the first round, and drew 1-1 in the Jeonbuk Hyundai expedition in the second round. Suwon FC away in the 3rd round lost 1-2. Scored 1 goal each in 2 away matches. These are the goals scored by recruits Akosti and Kim Kyung-joong, respectively.
Striker Ahn Byung-jun has yet to score. He played against Gwangju (90 minutes), Jeonbuk (74 minutes), and Suwon FC (70 minutes), but was unable to open the opponent’s goal even once. In the match against Jeonbuk, he hit the crossbar with a header shot in the second half, and in the match against Suwon FC, he created a chance to score with a turning shot. I went as far as the ‘goal’.
Suwon coach Lee Byung-geun, whom we met in the match against Suwon FC, said, “For me, (Ahn) Byung-jun is the number one striker. He told me to be confident and do well.” “Mulich is still recovering from an injury. He said, “From April, he will be able to play,” and “I believe in Byung-jun.”
Ahn Byung-jun, who came out after the Suwon FC game, met with a reporter and confessed, “The manager, coaches, and teammates help me a lot, but I feel a sense of pressure because I didn’t score the first goal of the season.” He said, “As we prepared for this season, many good players such as Mulich and Kim Bo-kyung came. He expects to become stronger aggressively.”
Kim Bo-kyung, who was listening to Ahn Byung-joon’s interview next to him, said, “To win, it’s important whether the striker scores or not. That’s why Byung-jun’s burden seems to be great. Byeongjun is a player with many strengths. He believes that if he puts his strength to work on the pitch, he will score goals. As a midfielder, I will help a lot.”
On this day, Suwon fans booed Suwon players, including coach Lee Byeong-geun and Ahn Byung-jun and Kim Bo-kyung, as they boarded the team bus. They shouted “Come to your senses!” and “Lee Byung-geun come out!” Kim Bo-gyeong lowered her head, saying, “I will not listen to booing in the next game.”
Suwon will play the 4th round against Daejeon Hana at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 19th. It is a head-to-head match between Suwon, who is thirsty for victory, and Daejeon, which has been promoted to the 1st division for the first time in 8 years. The ‘promoted team’ match was used as the first victory sacrifice, but it is a tough opponent. Daejeon is undefeated with 1 win and 2 draws in 3 matches. Suwon’s first win challenge is not an easy mission.