“First relegation since the foundation.” Will Suwon Samsung prove ‘candidate for the title’ against Asan, Chungnam

March 3, 2024 | by

Proof of ‘candidate for the championship’ has been taken.

Suwon Samsung and Chungnam Asan FC will face off in the opening match of the first round of the “Hana Bank K League 2 2024” at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 2 p.m. on the 3rd.

Last season, Suwon was demoted without even stepping on the playoffs. Yeom Ki-hoon took the helm after Lee Byung-geun and Kim Byung-soo, but failed to make a turnaround. Suwon, once called “Real Suwon,” fell to the second division for the first time. 노래방알바

Yeom Ki-hoon, who was appointed as the official head coach after numerous noises, will try to rebuild Suwon’s prestigious family. At the time of the opening media day, Yeom Ki-hoon and his new captain Yang Hyung-mo set this season’s goal as “winning,” or “direct promotion,” rather than “promotion.”

The opening game of the season at home is a stage to prove themselves. Attention is focusing on how much competitiveness they will show in the second division, which is called the “jungle.” The positions where Go Myung-seok, Go Seung-beom, Kim Joo-won, Kim Tae-hwan, Basani, Bulthuis, Ahn Byung-joon, and Jung Seung-won left will be filled by newly joined players Kim Hyun, Baek Dong-gyu, Cho Yoon-sung, and Choi Ji-mook. The goal is to win no matter what.

Asan, South Chungcheong Province, is also making a big change. Coach Park Dong-hyuk, who had been with him since the days of Mugunghwa, has left, and coach Kim Hyun-seok, who served as secretary-general, has taken the helm. Coach Kim Hyun-seok, who will make his first debut as a leader, is preparing for a sensation.

He has strengthened his capabilities step by step. Although it is regrettable to say goodbye to Kim Kang-guk, Moon Hyun-ho, Duarte, and Park Chu-won, Kim Soo-an, Kim Jong-seok, Park Byung-hyun, Lee Young-chang, Shin Song-hoon, Juninho, and Choi Hee-won have joined the team. He is poised to shake the league table again this season with all his might and capabilities, going beyond a dark horse.

During the media day, Yeom Ki-hoon said, “My goal is direct promotion. I know well that the fans are having a hard time. The players also had a hard time. I will try to promote with everything in the outcome and content.” Kim Hyun-suk said, “I feel overwhelmed. It took a long time before I became a manager of the K-League. Now that I am in charge of Asan, South Chungcheong Province, I will exert my energy and achieve good results as a rookie.”

Suwon Samsung, which is trying to prove itself as the favorite candidates, and Asan, South Chungcheong Province, which is aiming for its first win of the new season. The two teams will play an irresistible match.


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