Incheon United head coach Cho Sung-hwan sees improved defensive organisation as an important factor in the team’s quest for back-to-back wins.
Incheon United drew 1-1 with FC Seoul in the 17th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 ‘Gyeongin Derby’ at the Incheon Football Stadium on 7 July.
Incheon shared a point with Seoul, narrowly missing out on their fourth consecutive win this season. However, they did extend their unbeaten run in the league to five games. Incheon (W4 D7 L6 D19) also moved up to ninth place, ahead of Suwon FC (W5 D3 L9 D18).메이저놀이터
Head coach Cho Sung-hwan said in the post-match press conference, “We blew four chances to go on a winning streak. Anyway, the game went in the right direction at the beginning, but I think we made a lot of passing mistakes in the first half, which led to problems in the second half due to physical exhaustion and other factors, and we conceded a goal. We will make up for it quickly, recover and prepare well for the next game.”
Incheon are currently unbeaten in their last five league games, but with just one win and four draws, they have not won many games.
“Goals are the key,” said Cho. Even in games like today’s, there were many situations where we could have held on and won, but we didn’t. Whether it’s defensive organisational balance, individual responsibility, or tactical and strategic coordination to not concede goals, I think it will be a driving force to win,” Cho said, adding that if the defensive balance improves, the team will be able to win more games.
“I think it was physically difficult because we lost the ball a lot of times after a stable defence,” he said, pointing out that passing mistakes in the post-defence process also affected the overall performance.
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“It’s positive for the team to have a variety of players involved in attacking and scoring goals,” Cho said. We had some chances and counterattacks today, but I wish we could have capitalised on them more. We’ll try to improve on that so that we can lead more players and create different characteristics,” Cho said, adding that the team will strive to diversify its attacking routes.