‘Escape from 3 games without a win + take back 3rd place’→Director Kim Ki-dong “The reason for victory? Faith between the players and me”
Kim Ki-dong (51), who leads the Pohang Steelers, cited ‘faith’ as the secret to victory.
Pohang won a thrilling 3-2 Pellescore victory in the 13th round of the ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ held at Pohang Steel Yard in Daejeon Hana Citizen’s home game on the 13th.
Before the match, Pohang desperately needed a win. After the opening of the season, Pohang, which had been running undefeated in 9 matches, continued to draw 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 3 matches.
Pohang, which needs an opportunity to rebound, welcomed Daejeon, a promoted team and third place in the league, at home. Pohang played hot football in front of 7,002 spectators that day and took 3 points.
Pohang took the lead in the 6th minute of the second half when Baek Sung-dong scored the first goal with a sensational right-footed inside shot, but only 2 minutes later, from a free kick situation, Daejeon and national team defender Jo Yoo-min allowed a header equalizer.
In the 20th minute of the second half, 스포츠토토 Pohang took the lead again as Grant responded with a header goal from Youngjun Koh’s corner kick, but in the 31st minute of the second half, young winger Jeon Byeong-gwan, born in 2002 in Ulsan, gave up the tie again with a mid-range wonder goal.
But the fight did not end there.
With the score 2-2, the two teams went into extra time in the second half, and it was the next franchise star Koh Young-jun who saved Pohang, which was in danger of a draw in 4 consecutive games.
When Ko Young-Jun penetrated into the box, Lee Ho-Jae stabbed him with an exquisite pass, and Ko Young-Jun finished it with a shot aimed at the far post, winning the score 3-2. They recently escaped from a slump of 1 draw and 2 losses.
With this victory, Pohang had 23 points (6 wins, 5 draws, 2 losses), surpassing Daejeon and moving up to 3rd place in the league. On the other hand, Daejeon, which had 21 points (6 wins, 3 draws, 4 losses), fell one step down to 4th.