Gangwon FC came from behind to beat Jeonbuk Hyundai and climb out of last place. With their first win in four games, Gangwon leapfrogged Suwon Samseong into 11th place.
Gangwon won 3-1 away to Jeonbuk in the 30th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Jeonju World Cup Stadium at 2 p.m. on Nov. 16. After conceding a penalty to Gustavo in the early stages of the match, back-to-back goals from Gabriel and Gallego in first-half stoppage time turned the game on its head, and Kim Dae-won scored a wedge goal in the 30th minute to earn a valuable three points in enemy territory.
Since the appointment of Yoon Jeong-hwan in June, Gangwon has been playing a more attacking style of soccer. While the previous coach’s system was based on playing from the back, Yoon has emphasized the need to secure possession and constantly work on the attack.
Against Jeonbuk, they conceded an early goal but didn’t back down. Kangwon, who continued to pound the Brazilian trio of Gabriel, Yago, and Gallego up front, managed to equalize in the 45th minute when Gabriel made a sensational winding kick in a difficult situation. Two minutes later, after receiving a pass from Yago on a quick counterattack, Gallego turned the game around with a powerful right-footed shot. In the second half of the game, Jeonbuk’s offense was strong, and Kim Dae-won scored an additional goal in the 30th minute. This was the result of the team’s persistence in attacking and threatening the opposition even after taking the lead.
On the day, Kangwon fired off a whopping 18 shots, nine of which were on target (50%). They also attempted six crosses, capitalizing on the height of Gabriel and Yago up front, and earned six corner kicks as a result of this active offensive work.
They were above their season average in most offensive metrics. After averaging less than one goal per game, the offense exploded for three goals on the day, and after averaging fewer than 10 shots per game, they had 18. The team’s seasonal averages in each of these metrics were between 10th and 12th in the league, but this day was different.
From his first press conference, Yoon declared his intention to play attacking soccer. In the early days of his tenure, injuries and breathing problems with the new players brought in during the summer transfer window prevented the team from implementing the attacking style of play. However, newcomers such as Ryu Kwang-hyun and Lee Kang-han have filled in the gaps and the Brazilian attackers have gradually adapted to the Korean game, which is paying off. 바카라
Yoon Jeong-hwan was nicknamed “Jerry” during his playing days as he was the initiator of the offense with his sensible passes with great accuracy despite his relatively small size. Fans gave him the nickname because it reminded them of Jerry chasing Tom with his quick feet and quick wit. Now, it will be interesting to see if he can transplant the ‘Jerry Ball’ to Gangwon and save them from relegation.