‘Preparing for ACL PO’ Cho Sung-hwan, Incheon coach, ‘traveled to Hong Kong for 2 days and 3 nights’ to analyze opponents
The sweetness of victory ended yesterday. Incheon head coach Cho Sung-hwan is busy.
Incheon United defeated Daegu FC 3-1 in the 26th round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 at the Incheon Football Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13. With the win, Incheon leapfrogged into seventh place with nine wins, nine draws, and eight losses (36 points) and completed a three-game home winning streak following a 1-0 win against Gangwon FC and a 2-0 win against Daejeon Hana Citizen.
It was a cool win. They scored three goals in the first half to take an easy lead. In the 23rd minute, Mugosa rattled the net with a powerful shot after receiving a pass from Jerso inside the penalty box. Then, in the 32nd minute, Lee Myung-joo sent in a corner kick, and Moon Ji-hwan rushed forward to take a header. The ball hit Hong Chul’s body and was sucked into the goal. Finally, in the first minute of first-half stoppage time, after receiving a penetrating pass from Mugosa, Jerso sprinted forward and scored with a calm finish. Despite conceding a penalty kick (PK) to Sejingya in the final minute of the second half, the three points remained unchanged.
The 26th round result puts Incheon within sight of a top-four finish in the league. They are currently in seventh place, but only two points separate them from fourth-place FC Seoul (38 points). Depending on the results of their upcoming schedule, they can look up.
The team has three important games coming up. Incheon hosts Gwangju FC in a league home game on April 18, followed by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Champions League (ACL) Playoffs (PO) against the winner of Hong Kong Rangers (Hong Kong) vs. Hai Phong FC (Vietnam) on April 22. We then host Suwon FC in the league on the 25th.
While the games against Gwangju and Suwon are important, the focus is on the ACL PO. Incheon finished fourth in the K League 1 last season and earned a ticket to the PO based on their FA Cup results. This was a huge accomplishment for the club, as it was the first time in their history.
No K League team has ever been eliminated from the ACL playoffs before. Incheon will need to analyze their opponents to avoid such a fate and advance to the main stage. For now, the team needs to focus on the Hong Kong Rangers and Hai Phong at 8:30 p.m. (KST) on Nov. 15.
Coach Cho Sung-hwan plans to prepare more thoroughly. Instead of analyzing video, he’ll be watching with his own two eyes. “I will go to the local match on the 15th with an analyst coach to analyze the game,” he said at the press conference after the match against Daegu. According to Incheon officials, they plan to move on with one coach and one power analyst. In addition, coach Cho Sung-hwan explained in Mixzone that he scheduled a two-day, three-night trip, leaving the country on the 14th and returning at dawn on the 16th.카지노
The match between the Hong Kong Rangers and Hai Phong will be held in Hong Kong. With this trip, Incheon will be able to analyze high-quality data.