‘Director resignation due to 5G consecutive draw’ Seoul in crisis, must be against ‘natural enemy’ Ulsan
After slowing down with no wins in the last five consecutive games, coach Ahn Ik-soo eventually resigned voluntarily
FC Seoul, which has been in disarray due to the recent five consecutive draws (3 draws and 2 losses) and the sudden voluntary resignation of coach Ahn Ik-soo, who led the team, will meet Ulsan Hyundai, the leader of the K League 1.
Seoul will play Ulsan in the 28th round of the “Hana One Q K League 1 2023” at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 7 p.m. on the 27th.
At the beginning of the season, Seoul competed with Ulsan for the lead by ranking second, but has not won since the match against Suwon FC (7-2 win) on July 12.
In particular, even after taking the lead, it collapsed at the last minute and lost points. Seoul allowed as many as eight runs in three league games in August, and it has been more than two months since it won a super match against Suwon Samsung on June 24.
In the home game against Daegu FC on the 19th, he lost another three points to Edgar in the 36th minute of the second half even though he took a 2-1 lead in the first half.
Seoul fans, tired of repeated losses and draws, expressed their dissatisfaction shortly after the game, shouting “An Ik-soo, get out!” and eventually, coach Ahn Ik-soo, who was leading the team, immediately announced his voluntary resignation, shocking everyone.
Seoul, which currently has 39 points (10 wins, 9 draws and 8 losses), has fallen to fifth place. Since there is only five points difference from ninth-ranked Jeju, it could fall to the middle and lower ranks.
While the team is experiencing the biggest crisis, it is urgent to escape consecutive losses, but the opponent is Ulsan, the absolute first-place team in the K League 1 this season.
Ulsan is currently in the lead with 60 points (19 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses). He is even looking for an early championship with a 10 point difference from Pohang, which played one more game.
Seoul failed to win 17 consecutive games against Ulsan.
In particular, Ulsan is also a “natural enemy” that Seoul has never won in recent years.
In fact, Ulsan is currently undefeated in 17 consecutive games (13 wins and 4 draws) against Seoul. Ulsan has not lost to Seoul since its 1-0 victory on April 14, 2018. Seoul also lost to Ulsan in both matches this season.
If Seoul fails to win against Ulsan again this time, it will record six consecutive games without wins. It will not win a single game in August, and it will be affected by the “Super Match” against Suwon Samsung on the 2nd of next month.
Seoul, which is in crisis due to the departure of its head coach, will appoint Kim Jin-kyu as its acting coach for the team’s quick stability and take the helm from the match against Ulsan.
With the weight of victory leaning toward Ulsan due to the atmosphere, attention is being paid to whether Seoul will be able to make a turnaround at home. 토토