Gangwon FC’s ‘Choi Yong-soo’s defensive tactic’ shined in the midst of relegation crisis

Gangwon FC (CEO Lee Young-pyo) played an away match against FC Seoul at the Jamsil Olympic Stadium on the 28th, and Lee Kwang-yeon (Gangwon FC, middle photo) formed the defensive camp in Seoul to prepare for a corner kick. equipped

The worst has been avoided, but the crisis is still there. But there is a possibility. This is about Gangwon FC, where they played their first match under the management of Choi Yong-soo.

Gangwon Provincial Football Club Gangwon FC (CEO Lee Young-pyo) drew 0-0 in the match against FC Seoul in the 37th round of Hanawon Q K League 1 2021 held at Jamsil Olympic Stadium on the 28th. Gangwon shared one point with Seoul. However, both teams had mixed successes.

Seoul decided to stay irrespective of the final match with 44 points, and Gangwon finished 11th with 40 points, and will play the promotion play-off (PO) with Daejeon Hana Citizen on the 8th of next month.

This was the debut match of coach Choi Yong-soo, who took the baton of Gangwon after former coach Kim Byung-soo on the 16th. Coach Choi rose to the position of manager with the task of getting Gangwon, which is in danger of relegation, out of the relegation zone within two games. Escape was unsuccessful.

It is true that the result was not satisfactory. However, the fact that Gangwon showed a different image from before is an income. After Choi took office, Gangwon played the game within two weeks without having to adjust. However, Gangwon’s playing style is completely different from before. lost.

In particular, the change in the defensive aspect is notable. Coach Choi pointed out the problem of ‘conceding’ when he was appointed as the new manager of Gangwon, and said, “I will play football with a solid defense.” Coach Choi said that his He showed a solid football philosophy. Coach Choi’s Gangwon played a defensive operation against Seoul on this day. Except for Lee Jeong-hyeop and Kim Dae-won, who were located at the forefront, all defended and did not go up much even when attacking. Matiya was replaced in the second half The scene brought in again is symbolic. This contrasts with the time when manager Kim Byung-soo was mainly focused on forward pressure.

The reason Matiya was replaced again was because of defense. After the game, coach Choi explained, “We need to play defense together, but I don’t like players who only want to attack.

There was no occupancy soccer. On this day, Gangwon showed a soccer game called ‘player fee counterattack’, in which instead of holding the ball for a long time, focusing on defense by building a tight defensive wall, and then using a long pass, etc. %, but the number of decisive chances was similar to that of Seoul. There was not enough time to completely change the color of the team, but it was a game that showed Choi’s practical football philosophy.

Gangwon used solid defensive tactics under Coach Choi’s soccer philosophy and blocked Seoul’s offensive without a score. Thanks to this, Gangwon was able to avoid relegation immediately.

Seunghwan Jeong [email protected]


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