Suwon FC head coach Kim Do-gyun expressed his disappointment at not being able to celebrate Park Joo-ho’s retirement match with a victory.
Suwon FC suffered a 1-3 reverse defeat against Ulsan Hyundai in the 17th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Suwon Sports Complex on the 6th.
The game against Ulsan was the last match for former South Korean national team defender Park Joo-ho before he retires from active duty, so Suwon and coach Kim wanted a win, but they didn’t get the result they wanted.
Suwon got off to a good start, taking the lead in the 16th minute through Yoon Beom-garam, but the lead was cancelled out by Martin Adam’s equaliser in the 24th minute and In-Joo Gyu’s late equaliser in the 43rd minute.먹튀검증
In the end, Bako’s late consolation goal in stoppage time saw Suwon fall to a 1-3 defeat, leaving them with 18 points (5 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses) and ninth place in the league.
“It was Park Joo-ho’s retirement game and a home game, so the players played their best until the end,” said Kim at the post-match press conference.
Park started and played the full 90 minutes in his farewell match. Many fans in the stands applauded lavishly as he was subbed off in second-half stoppage time.
“He played hard,” said Kim. He dedicated himself to the team, and personally, I think he showed a good performance,” said Kim. “Watching the game, I had a lot of regrets about his retirement,” he added.
“We scored the first goal, but we lost the game in the second half, and there are many factors, but we saw a decline in physical strength and a decline in concentration in the second half,” he said.
“The most regrettable thing is that even though we had the lead, when we had a counterattack or an offensive scene, we should have been more precise,” Kim said.
“It’s the same with the first goal and the third goal, and I don’t know if it’s the players’ ability or their limitations, but I think it’s a matter of physical strength and concentration,” he said, adding, “As a coach, it was a very disappointing goal. It’s a shame that we didn’t have the strength to hold on when we were winning,” he added.
“I wanted to create a situation where we could score one more goal when we had a chance in the second half, so I put Lee Seung-woo and Rath on the field, but I was disappointed that we didn’t get what I expected from the attack,” he said.
After ending a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 win at Suwon Samsung Electronics in the 16th round of the league on the 3rd, Suwon failed to continue their good form with a loss at Ulsan.
Suwon and Kim will now travel to Daegu to face Daegu FC in the 18th round of the league on the 10th of June before entering the A-Match break in June.