After a disappointing home Super Match loss, Suwon Samsung head coach Kim Byung-soo emphasized the need to look ahead quickly.
Suwon Samsung lost 0-1 to FC Seoul in the Hana OneQ K League 2023 Round 19 “Super Match” at Suwon World Cup Stadium on Thursday, conceding a late goal to Willian온라인바카라.
In front of 19,513 fans at the Big Bird, the second largest crowd of the season and Suwon’s largest home SuperMatch attendance since the COVID-19 pandemic, Suwon suffered its second SuperMatch loss of the season.
Suwon remained at the bottom of the table (W2 D3 L14 D9), while Seoul moved up to second place in real time (W9 D5 L4 D32) with the three points.
“Tactically, we tried a lot to create a midfield battle by deploying a lot of numbers in the midfield,” said head coach Kim Byung-soo in the official post-match press conference.
“It was a matter of concentration at the end. Other than the goal, I don’t think we played too badly. They took the result, but I personally think we took the mental strength, and I want to praise the players for that.”
Despite the enthusiastic support of the home fans, the team has been winless at home.
“I don’t need to tell you,” Kim said, “it’s a good experience for us no matter what the result is. “It’s very difficult for me personally and I feel a lot of pressure, but as much as I feel a lot of pressure, I hope the players don’t focus their thoughts on their problems because they are having a great experience that money can’t buy. It hurts to lose because it’s so negative, but you have to play the next game and not dwell on it. It’s mentally tough,” he said.
On the performance of Kim Joo-won, who made his debut, Kim said, “He made a few small mistakes, but he has good energy to energize the team. He joined the team after practicing once or twice, but I think he had a good debut without any problems.”
Kim, who protested the referee’s decision at the end of the game, said, “Different people see things differently. There were a couple of regrettable moments,” Kim said in a brief response.