Daegu won 3-1 at home against Suwon FC in the 18th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2023 at DGB Daegu Bank Park in Daegu on Tuesday at 4:30 pm.
Daegu and ‘click’ were destined. In the end, the long-awaited shot came. In the fourth minute of the second half, Daegu’s Lee Jin-yong received a throw-in from the right flank and sent a long right-footed pass to Edgar, who was standing in front of the Suwon FC box. Edgar dropped it to his chest, and Vaselus caught it from the front of the penalty arc and hit a left-footed shot. The shot went into the low right corner of the Suwon FC goal to give Daegu a 1-0 lead. From Lee Jin-yong’s long pass to Vassellus’ shot, only three times did the ball touch a foot in the scoring process. It was a click.
But Daegu wasn’t the only one to click. On the Suwon FC side, Lee Seung-woo got the game back on track with a goal. In the 31st minute of the second half, a long pass from behind was headed into the box by Ras in front of the Daegu penalty arc. Lee Seung-woo used his feet to beat the defense and finish with his right foot to tie the game at 1-1. Second goal of the league. It was a ‘click’ from Lee Seung-woo, with a process almost similar to Daegu Vassalus’ first goal.
However, Daegu had the ‘King’ in Sejingya. In the 44th minute of the second half, during a Daegu counterattack, Hwang Jae-won sent in a cross from the right side with his right foot, and Sejingya rushed into the box and scored a diving header to make it 2-1. Daegu won the match 3-1 in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time when Hwang Jae-won scored on a counterattack after receiving a pass from Sejingya.
Speaking at the post-match press conference, Daegu head coach Choi Won-kwon said, “It’s good to win. I’m grateful to the players who showed their fighting spirit by leading their tired bodies to win. I am satisfied that we won the game by counterattacking until the end.”
Before the game, Coach Choi Won-kwon declared, “Daegu’s ‘click soccer’, which is a 1-0 victory with a single counterattack, is called ‘click’ because there are many 1-0 victories, but we will score many goals so that ‘click, click, click’ can come out”. In the end, the words came true. 메이저놀이터
Choi said, “Daegu is a team that has a lot less chance of scoring when the opponent goes down. Suwon FC dropped down to the ranks in the first half and defended, so it was not easy to score. We trusted the Brazilian trio of Vaselus, Edgar, and Sejingya, and it paid off. It took until the final counterattack to score, which the fans will love. I didn’t expect much from Vaselus, as he hasn’t scored many goals in his career. But I gave him a chance because I believe that once a striker gets going, he keeps going. He has a good right foot and I didn’t expect him to score with his left. He will gain confidence. I’m also happy as a coach.”
The win was Daegu’s first in the league this season without conceding a goal. Coach Choi Won-kwon said, “We started playing a complete combination three games ago. I thought we would score a lot of goals if we were complete, but it became a reality today. You can’t win with just defense. The positive thing is that the players showed an attitude to win against Suwon FC. It was a well-deserved win for the players during the A-Match break. We will give them as much time off as they want.”