Having overcome a poor start to the season to climb up to seventh place, Jeonnam Dragons test their chances of making the relegation play-offs when they travel to Busan.
Jeonnam held on for a valuable three points at home to Bucheon in the last round, thanks to a goal from Go Tae-won in the ninth minute. With the win, Jeonnam, who have 34 points (10 wins, four draws and nine defeats), 바카라사이트 created a foothold at the top of the table and extended their unbeaten run at home to nine matches.
Speaking at the post-match press conference, Ko Tae-won said, “It’s a victory because all the players didn’t give up in the heat. And I think my goal was set up by Seokhyun,” he said, attributing the joy of scoring to his teammate. “Bringing Jeonnam back to the K League 1 is a big goal in my football life, and I will do my best to play any role to help us reach our goal,” he said after the victory.
The eyes of the Jeonnam squad now turn to their upcoming away match against Busan I-Park on the 15th.
Busan, led by Park Jin-seop, are third in the K League 2 table with 41 points (11 wins, eight draws and four losses). With a storm of signings this summer, including Park Dong-jin, Min Sung-ki, Summer, Kim Jung-hwan, and Kang Sung-yoon, the Busan team is one of the favourites to win the K League 2 title in the 23rd season.
Jeonnam, who have been on an upward trajectory recently, are expected to have Hanam, Valdivia and Choi Sung-jin in goal against Busan. In addition, Jeonnam is determined to take three points against Busan based on the harmonious combination of veterans Kim Soo-beom, Choi Ji-hoon, and Lee Seok-hyun and newcomers Yu Ji-ha and Noh Geon-woo.
“In August, we will play against the top teams in the league,” said Lee Jang-soo, who is preparing for the match against Busan. We will do our best to get the three points against Busan,” he said.
The last 11 rounds between the two sides have been evenly matched with a 1-1 draw. The last five head-to-head matches between the two sides are one win, three draws and one loss, with Jeonnam having a slight advantage in the head-to-head record with 36 wins to Busan’s 28 wins and 21 draws.
Having gained a foothold in the top tier, it will be interesting to see how Jeonnam will perform against Busan.