The silence of FC Seoul striker Hwang Eui-jo is getting longer.
Seoul drew 1-1 in the 14th round of the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 against Jeju United held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 20th.
Both teams, who added 1 point each, recorded 24 points with 7 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, and Seoul, which was 2 goals ahead in goal difference, maintained second place. The sole chance for second place went to Pohang Steelers.
On this day, Hwang Ui-jo started as a forward striker in a 5-4-1 formation and played 69 minutes, but the match ended without a goal.
They are now scoreless in 5 matches. He made 13 league appearances this season, but scored only 2 goals. With the addition of 2 assists, the total number of attack points is only 4.
Of course, Hwang Ui-jo cannot be evaluated as a simple goalscorer. At the forefront, compete with the opponent’s defender to defend the right to attack, or actively pressurize when defending to bring possession of the ball.
Active penetrating movements create cracks in the defensive line, and when colleagues infiltrate this space, they supply accurate passes.
Seoul coach Ahn Ik-soo said, “It is true that Hwang Ui-jo scored 2 goals, but he is worth 15 goals.”
However, it is regrettable that the frontline striker lacks the necessary decisiveness. Hwang Eui-jo gave his teammates several chances against Jeju that day. But he couldn’t make up his mind, even though there were situations he could handle on his own.
Hwang Eui-jo diligently moved back and forth between the center and the side throughout the game. He also put up a direct cross or passed the ball wide, then received the ball from the center and gave his teammates a shooting opportunity.
In the middle of the first half, he took the opponent’s ball and exchanged one-two passes with Osmar, creating a shooting opportunity.
However, in the first half extra time, he made a disappointing decision. When Na Sang-ho broke through the center and gave up an infiltration pass, Jeju’s defensive line completely collapsed. Hwang Eui-jo, who received this, gave it to the side instead of shooting even though there was no defender in front of him.
Of course, the right-footed Hwang Ui-jo couldn’t handle the angle with his left foot, but he had enough time to go out and hit the shot with his right foot. 메이저놀이터
As Hwang Eui-jo did not hit the shot and gave it to the side, Seoul missed the opportunity to take the lead.