The time has come for Ilyuchenko (FC Seoul) to step up 안전놀이터.
Seoul will host Daejeon Hana Citizen in the 20th round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 on July 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Seoul World Cup Stadium. Seoul is in third place with 9 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses and 32 points, while Daejeon is in sixth place with 7 wins, 6 draws and 27 points.
Seoul met Suwon Samseong in their first match since the A-Match break in June. They won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Willian in the supermatch and escaped a three-match winless streak. They will look to continue their winning streak amid a tight race for second place.
However, the predicted farewell came. Hwang Ui-jo played his farewell match against Suwon last week.
The former Nottingham player joined Seoul on a six-month loan this season. His contract runs until June 30. At Seongnam FC, Hwang earned the trust of his mentor, Seoul head coach Ahn Ik-soo, as a regular striker.
At the beginning of the season, he was out of form and underperformed. However, Hwang’s wide movements and link-up play with his teammates made him a key part of the attack. As time went on, his scoring form improved. He scored goals against Incheon United (17R) and Pohang Steelers (18R), and continued his goal-scoring form in the A match against El Salvador.
Ahn wanted Hwang to stay, but his protégé was up for the challenge. After the game against Suwon, Hwang said, “I’m talking to Nottingham. I don’t know exactly the future yet. I could return to Nottingham, I could find a new team, or I could stay in Seoul.”
With so many options for a new destination, Hwang Ui-jo has recently been embroiled in a “personal life scandal”. Even if Seoul were to re-sign him, they would have to wait.
Hwang’s desire to play in Europe makes a return to Seoul unlikely. With two strikers waiting in the wings, Park Dong-jin and Ilyuchenko, Seoul will need Ilyuchenko to step up.
After playing for Pohang and Jeonbuk Hyundai, Ilyuchenko moved to Seoul in the middle of last season. The team was looking to bolster their lack of goalscoring prowess, and Ilyuchenko’s seven goals in 16 games earned him the support of Seoul fans.
However, he has struggled to find his form this season. Ilyuchenko has only scored one goal in 10 appearances. He has also started only five times. Part of this is due to Hwang’s reduced opportunities, but Ilyuchenko’s own form hasn’t been the same 안전놀이터추천.
Ilyuchenko even hung up the captain’s armband he wore before the season started. Seoul changed the captaincy from Ilyuchenko to Osmar on May 5. Ahn said, “Ilyuchenko himself requested the captaincy change. There was a lot of pressure on him to lead the team as his performance had dropped recently. We decided it was important for him to improve his personal condition.”
If Ilyuchenko regains his form, as Seoul hopes, the race for second place could gain even more momentum. “Ilyuchenko and Park Dong-jin have different styles. While Park plays with a lot of activity and dedication, Ilyuchenko has one trick up his sleeve. What Seoul needs more is Ilyuchenko’s goal-scoring ability.”