Kim Shin-jin, who minimized Hwang Ui-jo’s gap…Positive points found in a sad draw

Despite the unfortunate draw, Kim Shin-jin’s performance was positive.

FC Seoul drew 2-2 with Pohang Steelers in the 25th round of the ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 7:30 pm on the 4th. With one point, Seoul maintained 3rd place in the league.

Seoul was the first team to laugh in 토토사이트 the tight match that unfolded from the first half. In the 8th minute of the second half, Ki Sung-yueng accurately sent the ball to the goal from a far position outside the box, and Kim Shin-jin connected it with a header to score the opening goal. Afterwards, after conceding an equalizer from Oberdan, Seoul took the lead again with an additional goal from Palošević, but gave up a dramatic equalizer to Ha Chang-rae in the second half of extra time to draw 2-2.

It was a disappointing result for Seoul. If Seoul won this game, it would have reduced the gap between them and Pohang to 4 points, as well as widening the gap with the middle-ranked teams fiercely chasing them. However, Seoul, which only managed to obtain one point, is now in a situation where it could give up third place.

Still, I found a positive part in the unfortunate draw. It was Kim Shin-jin’s performance. On this day, Kim Shin-jin beat Ilyuchenko and Bjorn Johnson, two foreign mercenaries, and was named on the starting list as the front-line striker. Seoul did not have a striker on the roster other than Kim Shin-jin. This could have been interpreted as Seoul preparing a different tactic, but on the contrary, it also meant that starter Kim Shin-jin had to run with a certain amount of pressure.

Kim Shin-jin shook off the pressure and performed well. In the first half, he was positioned a little lower than Na Sang-ho from the front, putting pressure on the opponent based on his high activity, and sometimes aiming for the opponent’s goal from inside the box. After receiving Willian’s pass in the 13th minute of the first half, he attempted a bold turning shot, and in the 22nd minute of the first half, he expected to score with a sharp shot, but was blocked by Hwang In-jae’s save.

Kim Shin-jin’s efforts to score bore fruit in the second half. In the 5th minute of the second half, a header missed in a corner kick situation, and after leaving behind the regret, Ki Sung-yueng’s pass made a goal in the 8th minute of the second half. Even after that, Kim Shin-jin, as in the first half, went to the front and left and right to help Seoul’s attack, and was replaced by Lim Sang-hyeop around 30 minutes in the second half.

One of Seoul’s recent concerns was the absence of Hwang Eui-jo. After the departure of Hwang Eui-jo, who had a lot of influence in Seoul during the six-month lease period, Seoul immediately felt sorry for the attack. There seemed to be no player capable of linking play at the same level as Hwang Eui-jo, nor one capable of maintaining a high level of activity.

Kim Shin-jin relieved Seoul’s worries a little in the match against Pohang. He also scored a valuable opening goal and worked hard to link up with second-tier players. In the defensive situation, based on his vigorous activity, he actively participated in the defense, such as pressuring the opponent. It is a positive point that Seoul found even in the unfortunate draw.