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‘Five goals in five games’ scoring drought disappointing

“The good news is we’re improving, we’re just not scoring. We’ll play a good game after the break.”

Park Tae-ha’s Pohang Steelers fell to 1-3 against Gimcheon Commerce in the 16th round of the Hana Bank K League 1 2024 at Gimcheon Sports Complex at 7 p.m. on Jan. 1.

Pohang dropped one place from second to third in the league with eight wins, five draws and three losses and 29 points.

Pohang head coach Park Tae-ha said at the post-match press conference, “We prepared with the intention of finishing the match against Gimcheon before the break and taking the three points, but we couldn’t do that. Despite the result, we didn’t score when we should have, which led to the defeat. In the first half, we didn’t have any good or bad shots, but in the second half, we had some good chances, but we couldn’t score decisively and gave Gimcheon the win,” he reflected.

Pohang was down 0-1 in the second half when Georgi scored on a penalty kick in the 44th minute. Lee Ho-jae stepped into the opponent’s penalty box, and as he went up with the ball, Park Seung-wook grabbed his jersey. After Lee was brought down, the referee communicated with the VAR and after an on-field review, a penalty kick was awarded.

In the process of selecting the penalty kicker, Lee Ho-jae initially took the ball, but the kicker was later switched to Giorgio.

Park commented on the decision, saying, “After the penalty kick was called, I didn’t feel good with Kim Jun-hong being instructed by the opposing goalkeeping coach. George and Lee Ho-jae always practiced penalty kicks after training. (Lee) scored a penalty 토토사이트 kick last time, and it seemed like Kim was aware of his style. Now that he’s scored, there’s hope that he’ll continue to score.”

Pohang seem to be in a bit of a scoring drought lately. Five goals in their last five games.

“Goals affect results and operations, and in our case, we were good in the first round robin, but then we fell off. It’s not without reason, and we can take measures as a team, but there are parts of the players who are tired individually. You have to work hard. The good news is that we’re improving, we’re just not scoring. After the break, we’ll have a good game,” he said, adding that he wasn’t too worried.

At the start of the season, three teams, Pohang, Gimcheon, and 파워볼사이트 추천 Ulsan HD, are in a three-way tie for the top spot. All three teams have experienced leading for more than one round.

“At the start of the season, we were looked at and judged as not being good,” Poh said. Again, the current result is due to the sacrifices of the seniors and the team atmosphere. We will make tactical preparations during the break, but Pohang’s performance so far is improving. That’s what we’re thinking.”


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