It was an unfamiliar position, but it didn’t hide his creativity. The attacking midfielder scored the winning goal for Suwon FC and clearly showed his playmaking qualities.
Suwon FC defeated Suwon Samseong 2-0 in the 25th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Suwon World Cup Stadium on May 5 at 7 p.m. The victory snapped an eight-match winless streak (two draws and six losses) and kept Suwon FC in 10th place with 23 points.
Suwon FC was struggling to turn things around. Without a win in eight games, they have fallen from mid-table to the bottom of the table, with a two-point gap to 11th-place Suwon and a four-point gap to 12th-place Gangwon. If they lost the Suwon derby, they could drop to 11th place.
Coach Kim Do-gyun chose to believe. He reorganized the team during the break and spoke to Ras, who had a transfer issue, to try and calm things down. He also changed the captaincy and spoke to key players such as Yoon Beom-garam and Lee Seung-woo, vowing to turn things around.
In order to change the atmosphere, the team needed to revitalize the offense led by Ras, Lee Seung-woo, and Yoon Beetgaram. Coach Kim Do-gyun said, “Ras had a transfer issue and was not in good shape. We talked to him during the break, and he told me he was committed to the team. We prepared a lot and trained hard, so we have high expectations. We need to play the game we know how to play, and we need to utilize Lars’ height. We need to show our strengths, and I’m looking forward to seeing what Lee Seung-woo and Yoon Beetgaram can do. I’m looking forward to seeing them improve during the break,” he said.
In the end, it was Rath’s burst that saved Suwon FC. Ras and Yoon, who Kim expressed faith in, shared the first goal. In the 26th minute, on a corner kick, Yoon saw the opposite side and delivered a delicate cross, which Ras rattled the net with a brilliantly positioned header.
This time it was Lee Seung-woo. In first-half stoppage time, Rath picked up a long pass to set up an attack, and after receiving a pass from Jung Dong-ho, Lee beat one defender before firing a sharp shot into the net.
Lee’s performance was particularly impressive, as he played as a central attacking midfielder in a 4-1-2-3 formation instead of his usual position on the flanks. Despite being in an unfamiliar position, he actively participated in the defense by pressing hard in the middle, and at the same time, he played creatively, connecting two crucial “key passes” to create chances. Unfortunately, it didn’t lead to a goal, but it did showcase Lee’s creativity and precise passing.
“It was an important game, so the players prepared well and worked hard, and I’m very happy that it paid off,” said the man-of-the-match Lee Seung-woo. “It’s true that I’m not used to playing in the attacking midfield position. It’s the first position I’ve played in my career. I haven’t experienced it much yet, so it’s a bit of a challenge. However, considering the team’s performance and position, I can’t just think about the position I want to play,” and expressed his willingness to sacrifice for the team.토토사이트
All three of the players Kim mentioned before the game were involved in the goals, leading Suwon FC to victory. In the end, Suwon FC needed Ras, Lee Seung-woo, and Yoon Beom-garam to revive their offense, and that was the formula for their victory.