Suwon FC head coach Kim Do-gyun was disappointed to see Lopez sent off for a foul just six minutes into the game.
Suwon FC, led by Kim, lost 1-2 to Incheon United in the 28th round of the Hana One Q K League 2023 at Suwon Sports Complex on Friday. After conceding an early goal, the Suwon FC offense pushed forward after Lee Seung-woo’s header brought the game back to 1-1, but they were beaten by a theater goal from Oh Ban-seok in stoppage time.안전놀이터
The result leaves them in 10th place in the relegation zone without a point. “We struggled in the first half with their tight defense and lack of space,” said Kim. In the second half, we created the offensive chances we wanted, but in the end, we couldn’t score. I’m disappointed with that. We had to endure and overcome the extra-time concession. It’s a disappointing result.”
The visitors were left with a numerical disadvantage when Lopez was sent off for a foul. Just six minutes after coming on as a substitute. “I don’t know how I judged it in the moment,” Kim said. In the second half, it was our pace, and we changed our attacking resources even though we struggled in the last defense. We tried to make a play and it led to a sending off. It’s very unfortunate. It affected the outcome of the game,” he said, adding, “I haven’t spoken to (Lopez) yet. It happened anyway. I think we need to be more careful.”
Lee Seung-woo scored for the second straight game. Kim said, “His form is improving. I’m looking forward to the future. At the beginning of the season, I wasn’t in good shape. I was also affected by the team’s overall slump. Now I have to play the role of team leader in the offense. She is working hard and doing well. I expect her to do well in the remaining matches.”
The team has only one winning streak this season. “As the season goes on, there are many variables, such as team atmosphere, bad injuries, etc. This year, there are a lot of them. When Lopez went in and got sent off, it made it difficult for us defensively. The guys did their best until the end, and I have to give them credit for playing hard to win.”
“We have to do our best until the end to avoid the playoffs, but realistically, we have to think about the relegation playoffs. Suwon Samsung and Gangwon FC are both in the relegation zone. We should try to avoid direct relegation. We need to look up rather than down.”