Incheon United suffered their first bitter pill of the group stage against Shandong Taishan (China), led by Choi Kang-hee.
Incheon United fell to a 0-2 defeat to Shandong Taishan (China) in the third leg of their 2023-24 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League Group G match at the Incheon Football Stadium on Friday.
Incheon had topped the group with six points after defeating Yokohama (Japan) in the first leg and Caya (Philippines) 4-2 and 4-0 in the second leg.카지노사이트
Shandong’s second win of the tournament tied them with Incheon on points. Incheon remained atop the group on goal difference.
The game was also a “battle of the priests” between Choi and Choi. Choi led Jeonbuk while Choi assisted him as a coach.
After the game, Cho said, “As everyone knows, soccer is not won by playing a lot. You have to create and score goals to win. We didn’t capitalize on our chances,” he said, adding, “In the course of the season, there are bad times and good times, and I think the current situation is a crisis. We will be alert in our respective positions and prepare well for the league and FA Cup to prevent further problems from occurring.”
“We have to continue to play the league, the FA Cup, and the Champions League. I think we need to have a partial rotation to produce results. With a schedule like this, there are many risks, so we need to thoroughly manage ourselves in each position and prepare well, including analyzing our opponents, to produce good results in such a difficult schedule.”
As Cho explains, Incheon United is in the top four of not only the K League but also the FA Cup, so they have a packed schedule. Starting with a trip to Gwangju on the 28th of this month, the team will host Jeonbuk Hyundai in the FA Cup quarterfinals at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 1st of next month. The team then travels to China to face Shandong Taishan in the fourth round of the group stage on July 7.