Gimcheon Sangmu head coach Jeong Jeong-yong wanted to continue the trend he has found again.
Gimcheon defeated Anyang 4-1 in the 33rd round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 at Gimcheon Sports Complex at 4 p.m. on March 23. The team broke the 텍사스홀덤 FC Anyang jinx, which had seen them struggle for six games (two draws and four losses) since their inception, and ended their recent three-game winless streak (one draw and two losses), closing the gap to leader Busan I-Park (59 points) to four points.
Coach Jung Jung-yong said, “I’m grateful to have a good time with a multi-goal win at home. Tactics and strategy are important, but the attitude to the game also plays a role, so I hope we can play well in the remaining games mentally armed.”
The game was highlighted by the roles of striker Politzer and goalkeeper Kang Hyun-moo. Politzer scored three goals on the day, the first hat trick for Gimcheon since its inception. Kang Hyeon-moo helped him score the first goal with an accurate long kick and made a save at the crucial moment. This is the same Kang Hyun-moo who played so well for the Pohang Steelers.
“Politburo was always in the game in the second half. His threatening moves were also good. He scored a lot of goals, so I’m looking forward to it.” “Hyun-moo is good enough to be the starting goalkeeper for Pohang. Due to his injury, he was not able to improve his fitness. He’s much better now. Even if we conceded a goal today, it will help us get a result,” he praised.
Gimcheon will travel to Cheonan City FC on October 1 for their 34th round match. Cheonan is currently in last place, but has been on the rise recently with wins over Seoul E-Land and Bucheon FC 1995. Gimcheon has lost four straight away matches since July 23 against Gyeongnam FC. They need to end their away losing streak to win the title.
Head coach Jung Jung-yong said, “We’ve struggled away from home against Busan, Jeonnam, and Seongnam. Today’s result was encouraging. We will prepare well and be aggressive. Every team is not an easy opponent, so we will prepare well. I hope we can take this opportunity to win away from home,” he said, vowing a must-win for Cheonsan.