Gangwon FC is once again on the hunt for the first win of the season.
Gangwon, led by coach Choi Yong-soo, will play Suwon Samsung in the 5th round of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ at 4:30 pm on the 2nd of next month at Suwon World Cup Stadium. Gangwon, who is recording 2 draws and 2 losses until the 4th round, is challenging for the first win of the season.
In a situation where the first win was needed, the opponent 메이저사이트I met was Suwon Samsung. Suwon Samsung is at the bottom with 1 draw and 3 losses this season. The atmosphere inside and outside the club is not good enough that supporters ‘Frente Tricolo’ announced that they would boycott the match against Gangwon.
In fact, Suwon’s performance has been very sluggish this season. In particular, they are showing weaknesses in the defense as they record the second most runs in the league with 7 runs. It is a great opportunity to score goals for Gangwon, who has not yet scored a field goal and is showing a disappointing appearance in the attack.
The recent match against Suwon is also not bad. In terms of overall record, they are greatly inferior with 6 wins, 8 draws and 16 losses, but based on their recent 5 matches, they have an advantage with 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. I have a good memory of winning 3-2 in the most recent match in August last year.
Of course, the situation in Gangwon is not good either. This is because the key players were injured one after another. In the 4th round against Pohang Steelers, strikers Dino and Lee Jeong-hyeop, winger Yang Hyeon-joon, midfielder Kevin, and defender Lim Chang-woo all missed out due to injuries. In the case of Lee Jung-hyeop and Kevin, they have not yet recovered, and Dino and Lim Chang-woo are participating in training, but they are not in normal condition. Yang Hyun-jun, who suffered a fractured nasal bone, even made a protective mask to play in the game, but his ankle is not in good shape recently, so it remains to be seen whether he will play in the Suwon Samsung Match.
Fortunately, Gangwon’s performance itself is not bad. Except for the initial situation in the match against Daejeon Hana Citizen, which was the first game, we always played on an equal footing with the opponent. It is an atmosphere where ‘silly soccer’, which was the key to advancing to Final A last season, is gradually appearing. In the previous game against Pohang, the players’ will to win is so strong that they threw themselves several times to block the opponent’s shooting.
Above all, Gangwon can create a clear rebound atmosphere through this game victory. The next game against Suwon Samsung is a home game against Jeju United, and Gangwon showed a strong side against Jeju last season, recording 3 wins and 1 draw. Winning this match is very important as there is a possibility of taking the atmosphere of the winning streak.
On the other hand, Gangwon FC is continuing its ‘big hit’ march in marketing. After setting the record for the largest number of spectators (6,199) since 2018, when paid spectator counting was introduced at the home opening game this season, the average sales of home games, such as merchandise sales, are also more than four times the average of last year. The average number of paid spectators for two home games was 5,129, a 137% increase from last year’s average spectators (2,165).
Season ticket sales also sold 8,158 copies as of the 28th, and sales have already exceeded 590 million won. This is an eight-fold increase compared to last season, when 1,052 copies were sold and profits of 60 million won were made.