“I hope to be back soon.”
Incheon United, led by head coach Cho Sung-hwan, will host the Pohang Steelers on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at 바카라사이트 Pohang Steelyard in the 34th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 and the first match of the final round. With 48 points, Incheon is in sixth place. With just one point separating them from fourth-place Jeonbuk Hyundai (49 points), they have a legitimate shot at moving up the standings.
In addition to the league, Incheon also has the Asian Champions League (ACL) and the Korean Football Association (FA) Cup ahead of them. All three competitions are ongoing. “At the end of the season, the players should be tired and exhausted, but I think they have a lot of internal motivation. The three competitions are still alive. They seem to be having fun and playing with confidence.”
Incheon has some injuries. They are midfielder Shin Shin-ho and defender Del Bridge. Shin is on the operating table with an ankle injury, while Del Bridge is reportedly suffering from pelvic and abdominal pain. Both were removed from the roster for the day. Cho said, “The players themselves felt sorry for me. It’s actually hard to operate as a manager without Shin and Del Bridge. I hope they’ll be back soon,” Cho said. Cho wore the numbers 8 and 20 on his cap.
He was not accompanied by striker Mugosa, who traveled with the national team during the A-match. Incheon will be led in attack by Gerso and Hernandez. Mpoku, Lee Myung-joo, and Kim Do-hyuk will support them. Coach Cho said, “We always prepare for the situation. I’m more excited than disappointed (Mugosa’s absence). We have an aggressive midfield and attacking lineup,” he said, adding, “If we defend well, we can play aggressively. Pohang has speedy attackers, and it will be important not to create a situation where we concede a goal.”