It was on the 25th. Suwon Samsung, led by acting manager Choi Sung-yong, played an away match against Pohang Steelers at Pohang Steel Yard in the ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’. The rain, which had been ‘blistering’ before kick-off, intensified as soon as the game started. Players on the ground often slipped due to the sudden thick raindrops. However, Suwon’s away fans did not stop standing cheering.
It was desperate. Suwon stayed at the bottom with a record of 2 draws and 6 losses (2 points) in the opening 8 matches. On the 17th, coach Lee Byeong-geun was sacked. However, the atmosphere did not deteriorate, as they lost 1-3 in a rival match against FC Seoul. In the worst situation, Suwon fans showed their passion for the players. Hundreds of fans went up to the expedition and cheered.
Fans energized the players even before the game started. Before the game, the team sang a cheering song in the locker room. Even when Suwon allowed the opening goal just 4 minutes into the game, they continued to cheer. Fans cheered the players with explosive voices throughout the 90 minutes of the first and second half. However, the goddess of victory ignored Suwon. Suwon lost to Pohang 0-1. In the opening 9 matches, they recorded 2 draws and 7 losses. It became the only ‘winless team’ in the K-League 1 this season.
After the game, Acting Choi said, “I’m sorry that I gave the fans who came from afar a heavy burden of disappointment and shame. However, I saw the players’ strong will in preparing for the game. I think they showed their fighting spirit until the end. I want to praise the promised ‘Let’s fight fiercely until the end.’ I want to say to the players, ‘Don’t be discouraged’ and ‘Let’s fight again with the same mindset as this time in the next match.’” did. 스포츠토토