Jeju, led by coach Nam Ki-il, is on a 10-game winless streak (4 draws and 6 losses). Jeju drew 1-1 in a confrontation with Gangwon FC in the 토토사이트 25th round of the ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ held at the Jeju World Cup Stadium on the 6th. With 31 points, Jeju maintained 9th place.
Jeju tried 14 shots and 4 effective shots that day, but scored only one goal. One goal scored by Jeju was also a penalty kick. The field goal failed to score. Jeju dominated the game throughout. The ball possession rate was 66%. The second half share goes up to 71%. The occupancy time was also 20 minutes longer in Jeju (38 minutes and 18 seconds) than in Gangwon (19 minutes and 55 seconds).
It doesn’t mean soccer that is dominated by ball possession and possession time, but it means that there is a lot of time to stay in the opponent’s camp. Jeju attempted 118 effective shots in 25 games. That’s 4.72 per game. 2nd place in this category Shots are 6th with 293. The effective shot percentage is high. The number of shots attempted inside the penalty box is also second with 186. However, offside (50 times) is the most in K League 1.
Director Nam is well aware of this. Coach Nam said, “The biggest challenge is not being able to finish with goals even though we are creating a lot of chances. We are working hard to reach the opponent’s gate and are implementing the strategy well. This is the reason for pointing out that it is a part that needs to be addressed.
It is also a concern that strikers rarely score goals. Yuri, the forward striker, has not scored for about two months since the match against Ulsan Hyundai (1-5 loss) on June 10th. There was a gap due to injury, but the scoring silence is getting longer. Hayes, who scored against Gangwon, was also the first goal scored two months after the match against Pohang Steelers (1-2 loss) on June 6. Here, Seo Jin-soo, who led Jeju’s rise, continued to score 5 goals after scoring against Suwon Samsung (2-1 win) on May 27th. Kim Seung-seop and Kim Joo-gong are contributing to the scoring, but they are not enough.
Jeju has two home matches ahead. On the 9th, we will play Pohang and Korea Football Association (FA) Cup semifinals, and on the 12th we will play Suwon FC in the 26th round. We need to succeed in reversing the atmosphere here. After that, two consecutive expeditions from Suwon Samsung to Daegu FC are waiting. The mid-level competition is fierce, and the gap with 4th place FC Seoul (38 points) is still less than 3 games. It means that if you are riding an uptrend, you can reverse it at any time.