Daejeon Hana Citizen, who secured their K League 1 status early, will look to push Thiago.
Daejeon, led by head coach Lee Min-sung, will host Suwon Samsung in the 35th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 2 p.m. on Sept. 29. Daejeon is in eighth place (46 points) with 11 wins, 13 draws and 10 losses in 34 league matches. They are guaranteed to stay up regardless of the outcome of their remaining four matches.
Daejeon drew 1-1 at home against Suwon FC in the last round. Trailing 0-1 in the 16th minute of the second half, Thiago headed home a ground ball cross from Kim In-gyun. It was Thiago’s 15th goal in the league. He is now tied with Lee In-gyu (Ulsan Hyundai) for the league lead in goals scored.
This season, the 12th-place team in the league will be directly relegated, while the 10th and 11th-place teams will play a relegation playoff. Daejeon is 14 points behind 10th-place Suwon FC. Even if Suwon FC wins all four games, they will only have 12 points, so even if Daejeon loses all four games, they won’t fall into the relegation zone.토스카지노
Daejeon returned to the K League 1 this season after an eight-year absence. By achieving their goal of staying up early in their first season of promotion, they have set the bar high for next season.
The goal for the rest of the season is to prepare for next year and see how competitive the younger players are. We need to stay focused until the end of the season so that we can continue to have a chance next season. The players are also determined to bring home a win in Suwon.
Daejeon is unbeaten in its last five matches. They are coming off a 3-1 victory over Suwon in late September and have won two and drawn one of their three meetings with Suwon this season. They will be looking to take all three points in the final meeting of the season.
The key player is Thiago. Thiago scored 19 goals last year, including the regular season and the promotion playoffs. He finished second in scoring behind current teammate Yoo Kang-hyun. Since joining Daejeon this season, Thiago has shown a keen eye for goal in the K League 1. Most notably, he scored the winner in the ninth minute of second-half stoppage time against Suwon. He will be aiming for his second consecutive goal against Suwon.
Thiago said, “Winning the K League 1 Top Goalscorer award is a great honor. I want to do my best in the remaining games to win the top scorer’s award and bring many victories to the team. I will play with even more focus,” he said.