Incheon United, led by coach Cho Sung-hwan, will play the first game of the 34th and final round of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ against Pohang Steelers at Pohang Steel Yard at 7:30 pm on the 20th. Incheon, with 48 points, is in 6th place. The gap with 4th place Jeonbuk Hyundai (49 points) is 1 point, so it is worth aiming to move up the rankings.
Incheon is facing not only the league, but also the Asian Champions League (ACL) and the Korea Football Association (FA) Cup. All three competitions are underway. Coach Cho said, “The players are probably tired and tired at the end of the season, but they seem to have a lot of internal motivation. Three competitions are still alive. “I think I’m doing it happily and with confidence,” he said.
There are injured people in Incheon. They are midfielder Shin Jin-ho and defender Del Bridge. Shin Jin-ho was on the operating table due to an ankle injury, and Del Bridge was reported to have felt pelvic pain and abdominal pain. Both were excluded from today’s list. Coach Cho said, “The player himself felt sad. It is actually difficult to manage as a manager without Shin Jin-ho and Del Bridge. “I hope he returns soon,” he said. Director Cho appeared with the numbers 8 and 20 engraved on his hat.
Striker Mugosa, who visited the national team during the international match, also did not accompany them. Incheon’s attack is led by Gerso and Hernández. Mpoku, Myung-ju Lee, and Do-hyuk Kim follow behind. Director Cho said, “We are always preparing to suit the situation. I have greater expectations than regret (about missing Mugosa). “The midfield and attackers are an aggressive combination,” he said. “If we play defense thoroughly, we will be able to run the game aggressively. “Pohang has strikers with speed, so I think it will be important not to create a situation where they concede goals,” he emphasized.