Jeju seeking a reversal through drastic tactical changes… There is still golden time left!

Prior to the opening, they were pointed out as a team to threaten the Yanggang composition of Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk Hyundai, but they are performing below expectations. There is still a golden time to rise to the top, so he chose a drastic tactical change with a reversal card. This is the story of K League 1 Jeju United.

Jeju lost 0-1 in the 27th round of the Hanawon Q K League 1 2023 away match against Suwon Samsung at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 18th. With this defeat, Jeju collapsed to 9th place (34 points, 9 wins, 7 draws, 11 losses). Suwon rose to 11th place (22 points, 5 wins, 7 draws and 15 losses).

It is Jeju that prepared ambitiously for this season. After being promoted to K-League 1 in the 2021 season, it ranked 4th, and last season it also took 5th place, proving the possibility of leaping to the top. The team strengthened manager Nam Ki-il by recruiting Lim Chae-min, Yeon Je-woon, Hays (Brazil), Kim Seung-seop, and Lee Ki-hyeok.

However, all of Jeju’s pre-season plans went awry. In the opening game against Suwon FC, captain Choi Young-joon injured his cruciate ligament and left the line, and veteran Koo Ja-cheol also suffered from residual injuries. Forefront striker Yuri Jonatan (Brazil) could not fill the vacancy left by his predecessor Joo Min-gyu (Ulsan).

In the end, coach Nam put his hands on the tactics and the positions of the players. He boldly gave up the 3-back and started using the 4-back last month. Striker Kim Joo-gong was appointed as a central midfielder, and left wingback Jeon Seong-jin and Lee Ju-yong were also moved to central midfield and left striker respectively. As a result, in the match against Suwon FC on the 12th (3-0 win), they got out of the mire of a 10-game winless streak (4 draws and 6 losses). Manager Nam said, “The players who have changed positions play a big role for the team. They are using their abilities to the fullest” and were satisfied with the tactical change.바카라사이트

It is fortunate that the game has improved thanks to the tactical change. However, from now on there are only six games left until the start of the split round, and the results must follow. Jeju has only 5 points difference with FC Seoul (39 points, 10 wins, 9 draws, 8 losses) in 4th place, but the difference with Suwon FC (26 points, 7 wins, 5 draws, 15 losses) in the relegation zone has narrowed to 8 points. We have to be determined to win 3 points in every match. Coach Nam said, “Recently, I felt the need for a tactical change. Now we have to bring both performance and results.”

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