Jeonbuk Hyundai head coach Dan Petrescu said the team is aware of its home winning streak and the importance of the “siege” derby match.
Jeonbuk will host Suwon Samseong in the 26th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2023 at Jeonju World Cup Stadium at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12.
Jeonbuk has been on a roll at home lately, winning eight straight league games and nine straight official matches. With the upswing, Jeonbuk has moved up to third place (12 wins, 4 draws, 9 losses, 40 points).
As a foreign coach, Petrescu was well aware of this, especially when Tactical Director Park Ji-sung told him about the home winning streak.
“I knew about the eight-game winning streak in the league and the challenge to win 10 games in a row because I heard about it from Park Ji-sung. But I’m not really thinking about the record,” he said.
“Instead, we’re focusing on winning this game, especially because it’s a derby game, a siege game,” he said, adding that he was aware of the derby match against Suwon.
When asked how he sees Suwon under Kim Byung-soo, given their recent loss in the Suwon derby, and how he sees them under the new coach, Petrescu said: “I watched their last eight games in full 90 minutes, and I watched the last two meetings with Jeonbuk. “In the second round match, which we drew 1-1, Suwon played better than Jeonbuk. On the other hand, the 3-0 away win was dominated by Moon Sun-min, who scored the game-winning goal in the first 20 seconds,” he said.
“We are undefeated in our last five matches against Suwon. However, we don’t think Suwon is a team that is in a bad mood, so we are wary of them.”
Jeonbuk was scheduled to play Incheon United in the FA Cup semifinals in midweek, but the match was postponed after a K-pop concert for the 2023 Saemangeum World Scouting Jamboree was discussed to be held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium.메이저사이트
Petrescu was also upset about the news after the league match against Incheon, calling it “the first time in my life”. “Of course I wanted to play both league and cup games with Incheon,” he said when asked how he got through the chaotic week, “but it’s a reality, you have to adapt, you have to compromise, so it’s what it is.