Suwon FC head coach Kim Do-gyun explains why he left key striker Ras out of the starting line-up.
On the 22nd, Suwon FC and Gwangju FC will meet in the 24th round of the Hana WonQ K League 1 2023 at 7pm at Suwon Sports Complex.
Both teams have not been in the best of form lately and are determined to win this match. Tenth-placed Suwon FC (20 points) have two draws and five defeats in seven matches since their 2-1 win over Suwon Samsung on 3 March. Sixth-placed Gwangju (31 points) is winless this month. They have three draws and one loss in four games.
Speaking to the media before the match, Kim said, “We have to win every game. It’s a difficult time. We need a game to turn the tide quickly. Today’s game is not an easy one either. In the previous meeting this season, we failed to score in both games and lost 0-2. The pressure is on, but we have players who haven’t played before. We have the confidence to play better than the last two games. I hope today’s game will be a turning point,” he said, emphasising the importance of the match.바카라사이트
There are significant changes to the starting attacking line-up. Lars, who has been a big part of the team this season with eight goals and five assists in 21 K League 1 games, has been dropped. In his place, 2004-born striker Kim Jae-hyun and Brazilian striker Bautersson, who joined in the summer transfer window, will make their debuts off the bench.
“Lars is not in good form,” said Kim. There were issues with the transfer. I left him out because he’s not good in terms of psychology and physical condition. It’s time for us to show our fighting spirit more than ever. I thought it was better to have a player with more determination,” he said of Rath’s exclusion.
“Kim Jae-hyun and Jang Jae-woong will start for the U22s,” he said of Kim and Bautersson, who will make their first appearances. Then we have Lopez, Lee Kwang-hyuk and Bautersson on the substitutes list. Bautersson is not in perfect form. We thought he needed to play a little bit and improve. It’s Kim Jae-hyun’s first game today. He is a player who uses his speed to play. I hope he can make an impact.”