Pohang Steelers looking to turn things around and Jeju United on the rise.
Pohang and Jeju will meet in the 17th round of the 2023 Hana One Q K League 1 at Pohang Steel Yard on June 6.
Pohang deployed a 4-2-3-1 formation on the day, with Lee Ho-jae up top and Baek Sung-dong, Go Young-joon, and Kim Seung-dae in the second attacking line. The “double ballanche” (two defensive midfielders) were Kim Jun-ho and Oberdan. The back line consisted of Wandelsson, Grant, Park Chan-yong, and Park Seung-wook. Hwang In-jae was in goal. 안전놀이터
Facing a 3-4-3 formation, Jeju set up a back three of Hayes, Kwak Seung-min, and Kim Dae-hwan. With Lee Ki-hyuk and Ahn Tae-hyun on the left and right wingbacks, Nam Ki-il filled the midfield with Lee Chang-min and Kim Bong-soo. The three backs were Jung Un, Lim Chae-min, and Kim Joo-won. Kim Dong-jun wore the goalkeeping gloves.
The atmosphere was 180 degrees different. Pohang won 1-0 at home against Jeonbuk on March 29, their 50th anniversary match, before losing 2-4 away to Gwangju. Leader Ulsan lost to Jeonbuk and missed a chance to close the gap.
Jeju, on the other hand, is playing unbeaten. They are unbeaten in eight consecutive games. Especially when you extend it to their last 11 games, they are on a roll with 8 wins, 2 draws, and 1 loss. They’ve even climbed to second place (8W4D4L – 28 points).