안전놀이터 Professional soccer team Daegu FC is in a slump.
While Daegu was strong in July and August, their recent form hasn’t been great, with their last win coming against Jeju over a month ago,
the upcoming two-game road trip to the metropolitan area will be crucial in the standings battle.
Seok Won is a reporter.
Leader Ulsan, who had lost two games against Jeju this season, was not easy to beat.
Daegu couldn’t find a clue in the first half, but in the second half, they found their tempo and threatened the Ulsan goal with a decisive shot.
Unfortunately, they couldn’t find the back of the net, and the game ended in a 0-0 draw.
Not a bad performance against the top-ranked team, but a lot of disappointment for the offense, which has only scored one goal in its last four games.
◀Daegu FC head coach Choi Won-kwon▶
“I think the strikers have to reflect on not scoring, I kept scolding them this week and asked them to work hard— they are paid much more than domestic players, so they have to perform much better, that’s why I’m so disappointed and angry—“
Daegu, which is sixth in the league with 34 points from eight wins, 10 draws and seven losses, trails seventh- and eighth-place Daejeon and Incheon by one point.
With ninth-place Jeju on 31 points, the standings could change in a single round. The upcoming two-game road trip to Incheon and Seoul will be crucial.
Daegu has bad memories from early April, when they also traveled to Incheon and Seoul and drew 1-1 on the road.
◀Daegu FC Head Coach Choi Won-kwon▶
“We will prepare before the game against Incheon by looking at the combination of players and their condition. And as you know, it’s not easy to play against Seoul, but we have the experience of winning away from Seoul. We will keep our style and—“
Regardless of how they finish their upcoming two-game road trip, with eight games remaining before the split round, Daegu FC’s fate is in their hands for a top-six finish.