The rankings remained stagnant, but the return of midfielder Koo Ja-cheol was a consolation.
Jeju United, led by coach Ki-il Nam, drew 0-0 in the home game against Jeonbuk Hyundai in the 29th round of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ held at Jeju World Cup Stadium on the 3rd. Jeju, with 35 points, escaped two consecutive losses, but its ranking remained stagnant in 9th place. They are two games behind Daegu FC (41 points), ranked 6th, which is the final A (sixth round) Maginot line. Conversely, there is a 6-point gap with 10th-place Suwon FC (29 points).
Jeju has 1 draw and 2 losses in 3 games since beating Suwon FC 3-0 in the 26th round. In particular, they are suffering from empty balls, not scoring a single goal in three games. Above all, Jeju is having difficulty forming a midfielder after Lee Chang-min’s enlistment. Through trades, Kim Geon-woong, who wore the Jeju uniform, Ki-hyuk Lee, Kim Bong-su, and Han Jong-moo are being used alternately, but it is not satisfactory. In particular, the ball distribution appears to be uneven during the left/right transition or counterattack.
In that respect, the return of veteran midfielder Koo Ja-cheol is expected to be a great help to Jeju. Koo Ja-cheol had a long hiatus after the match against FC Seoul (1-1 draw) on May 20th. He returned to the field after 106 days in the Jeonbuk match, after suffering injuries while rehabilitating and delaying his return. Koo Ja-cheol was substituted in the 15th minute of the second half of the day. Jeju fans applauded and cheered for Koo Ja-cheol as he made his comeback. Koo Ja-cheol did not hesitate and played his role as a link between offense and defense well.
Koo Ja-cheol doesn’t have great speed, but he has the ability to beat opponents with ball-keeping or instantaneous movements. Koo Ja-cheol, who has a lot of experience, can also play a role in leading young midfield resources. Moreover, it is expected that the physical burden of Kim Bong-su, who played 28 games this season, will be somewhat relieved. Coach Nam also said, “I’m not 100% in shape yet, but it’s a big help to the team. There are also some players who trust Koo Ja-cheol and play with confidence. “I’m satisfied,” he said, expressing satisfaction.카지노
In addition, ‘Captain’ Choi Young-jun, who left the opening game due to injury, is also accelerating his rehabilitation. Initially, there was a prediction that he would be out for the season, but the pace of rehabilitation was faster than expected. There is a high possibility that we will see Youngjun Choi in the final round. He is expected to be able to play in the semifinals of the Korea Football Association (FA) Cup.