Daejeon Hana Citizen, who early confirmed their stay in K-League 1, will try to push Thiago as the top scorer.
Daejeon, led by coach Lee Min-seong, will play the 35th round of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ against Suwon Samsung at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 2 pm on the 29th. Daejeon ranks 8th (46 points) with 11 wins, 13 draws, and 10 losses in 34 league games. Retention has been confirmed regardless of the results of the remaining four games.
Daejeon drew 1-1 in the home game against Suwon FC in the last round. In the 16th minute of the second half when the score was 0-1, Thiago easily pushed in Kim In-gyun’s ground ball cross without missing it. This goal is Thiago’s 15th league goal. He tied the scoring record with Joo Min-gyu (Ulsan Hyundai), further igniting the competition for top scorer.
In this season’s K-League 1, the 12th-place team in the league will be directly relegated, and the 10th- and 11th-place teams will play promotion playoffs. Daejeon has a 14-point gap with 10th-place Suwon FC. Even if Suwon FC wins all four games, they can only secure 12 points. Therefore, even if Daejeon loses all four games, they will not fall into the relegation zone.
Daejeon entered the K-League 1 stage for the first time in eight years this season. The goal of staying in the team in the first season of promotion was achieved early on, raising expectations for next season to the fullest.
The goal for the remainder of the season is to check the competitiveness of young players while preparing in advance for next year. You must remain focused until the end of the season to continue to seize opportunities next season. The players also have a strong will to bring victory in this match against Suwon.
Daejeon has no losses in the last 5 games. They achieved a 3-1 win against Suwon Samsung at the end of September, and have the upper hand with 2 wins and 1 draw in 3 meetings with Suwon this season. The plan is to bring three points in the final match of the season.
The key player is Thiago짱구카지노. Thiago scored 19 goals last year, including the K League 2 regular league and promotion playoffs. He is currently ranked second in scoring after teammate Yoo Kang-hyun. Thiago, who joined Daejeon this season, shows off his sharp sense of scoring even on the K League 1 stage. In particular, in the recent match against Suwon, he scored a key goal in the 9th minute of added time in the second half. Aiming for a second consecutive goal against Suwon.
Thiago said, “It is a very great honor to be awarded the K-League 1 top scorer award. I want to do my best in the remaining games to become the top scorer and give the team many wins. “I will play the game with greater concentration,” he said.