Gyeongnam FC head coach Seol Ki-hyun suffered a goalless draw against Bucheon FC 1955. Seol blamed the loss on conceding an early goal, the starting lineup, and the timing of substitutions.
Gyeongnam lost 0-2 in the 26th round of the 2023 Hana OneQ K League 2 against Bucheon at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Bucheon Sports Complex. Gyeongnam, who had defeated Seoul Eland in their previous match, saw their winning streak come to an unfortunate end as they failed to pick up a point.
In the post-match press conference, head coach Seol Ki-hyun said, “Bucheon is not a team that scores a lot of goals, but they are also a team that does not concede easily. I expected it to be a difficult game if we conceded first, but I think we conceded first and played in a hurry to make up for it, so it was a difficult game,” he said, adding that the early goal proved fatal.
“I think Bucheon was well-prepared,” Seol continued, “and we led the offense. We led the offense, but we didn’t make it difficult for them. 꽁머니 We should have played calmly, but it was unfortunate that we were in a hurry.”
Gyeongnam is known for its sharp attacks through crosses, but in this match, crosses from the side were not very effective. Although it led to several set pieces, the team was silent despite earning 13 corner kicks.
When asked about this, Coach Seol said, “Even if you make a lot of crosses, you need to finish them with a goal so that the opponent is shaken and it can lead to more goals.” He continued, “There were a lot of set pieces today, and even if you don’t score from the play you make every time, sometimes goals should come from set pieces. If you look back at our previous games, we’ve had a lot of set-pieces when we’ve beaten difficult teams or scored multiple goals. We need to be more decisive.”
Finally, Seol concluded, “I think we made some mistakes in today’s game in terms of our starting lineup and the timing of substitutions. We should have scored the equalizer and followed it up, but we didn’t,” he said, acknowledging his mistakes.