Suwon Samsung ‘captain’ Lee Ki-je (32) finally presented the team with their first win. At the same time, he has definitely made a mark on the ‘new command tower’.
Suwon played Incheon and Hanawon Q K League 1 2023 Round 11 at Incheon Soccer Stadium on the 5th at 4:30 pm and won 1-0.
Finally, it is Suwon who won the first victory of the season. However, it is still ‘lowest’ in 12th place (1 win, 2 draws, 8 losses, 5 points). With 3 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, Incheon is 9th with 12 points.
Suwon’s winning goal came in the 29th minute of the first half. Lee Ki-je’s left foot exploded. In a somewhat far-distance free kick chance, Lee Gi-je크크크벳 shook Incheon’s net by sending the ball where opposing goalkeeper Min Seong-jun could not use his hands. The ball headed over the opponent’s defensive wall and led to the winning goal, drawing an exquisite trajectory.
It is a very valuable victory for Suwon. Prior to this match, Suwon had not won in 10 games with 2 draws and 8 losses. On the 17th of last month, there was even a situation where manager Lee Byung-geun was sacked. Acting coach Choi Seong-yong led the team in three games after that, but only lost three more. But this day was different. The victory bell rang out.
On the 10th, Suwon’s Jeonbuk Hyundai match will be directed by former Gangwon FC coach Kim Byung-soo, the ‘new command tower’. Coach Kim Byung-soo watched the match from the skybox on the 3rd floor. Lee Gi-je, who made himself known to the new manager with a free kick goal.
Lee Ki-je, the ‘winner of the goal’ whom he met in the mixed zone after the match, visited the fans first. He said, “The situation is not good, but a lot of people always come to support us. Starting from the second round, I will repay you with a victory.”
Regarding the appointment of director Kim Byung-soo, “I haven’t met a new director yet. I think I will see you the day after tomorrow,” he said. I was focused on playing for now,” he said, “I’m looking forward to the tactical part.”
Lee Ki-je, who recalled the memory of facing Gangwon FC, which was led by coach Kim Byung-soo in the 2021 season, said, “I remember it as a team that played pass. It was difficult when dealing with him,” he looked back.
Regarding the team’s first win, “I struggled because the team was in a bad situation. It’s burdensome, but I can’t be satisfied with it yet, and I think I need to prepare more earnestly. As we prepared this week, I think the players will have to unite with one mind and prepare for the future.”