Hyeon-bum and Joo-yong suspended their 8-game undefeated march… Jeju, worrying about ‘depth’ in side defense

June 8, 2023 0 Comments

Jeju United continues to worry about the side defender ‘Depth’.

Jeju lost 1-2 against Pohang Steelers on the 6th, ending their 8 match undefeated streak (6 wins, 2 draws). Jeju’s strength is on the side. Based on a solid three-back, the side defenders actively participate in the attack to fight numbers and create attack opportunities at the same time.

However, both side defenders Ahn Hyeon-beom and Lee Ju-yong missed the match against Pohang. Ahn Hyun-beom is a rotation at the level of rest. Lee Ju-yong also did not accompany the Pohang expedition due to a minor injury in the match against Gangwon FC to manage his physical condition. Coach Nam Ki-il assigned midfielder Lee Gi-hyeok as a left-sided defender that day. Lee Ki-hyeok’s main position is central midfielder. He is an excellent resource with precise kicking power and offensive talent. Ahn Hyun-beom’s vacancy was filled by Ahn Tae-hyun. After Lee Ki-hyeok was replaced in the 25th minute of the second half, he switched to a four-back, and Jung-woon, who was watching the central defense, was appointed as the left defender.

Overall, the defense was not bad, but the gap between the two was felt in the attack. In particular, the right flank, which Ahn Hyun-beom holds out, is Jeju’s clear offensive route this season. Ahn Hyun-beom has shown so-called ‘hit and run’ with speed and breakthrough. When he was good at penetrating the space behind the opponent’s defense, his attack on the right side was disappointing. Lee Ju-yong was also a side resource with excellent participation in the attack, so it was not enough for Lee Ki-hyeok to completely replace him.

This season, Ahn Hyun-beom and Lee Ju-yong are Jeju’s main side defenders. As it is a position with a lot of activity, it is necessary to manage the physical strength of the two. Moreover, Lee Ju-yong’s most appearances were 10 due to injuries over the past three seasons. It is a resource that requires proper management to digest the entire season.

In addition, Jeon Seong-jin, born in 2001, who was expected as a resource for under-22 (U-22), has not yet returned after leaving due to injury in the opening game. Manager Nam also entrusted flank defense to flank striker Kim Seung-seop. If Kim O-gyu, who missed the day due to accumulated warnings, returns, leaving Jeong-woon on the left flank can be an alternative, as it was at the end of the second half of the Pohang game.메이저사이트

Jeju will meet leading Ulsan Hyundai on the 10th. Ahn Hyeon-beom, who took a break, accompanies the Ulsan Expedition. In the case of Lee Ju-yong, it seems that he will decide whether to accompany him after examining his physical condition. In the full-fledged summer season, Jeju’s side depth can be the biggest concern.

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