Hwang Eui-jo, who joined FC Seoul in February, was the striker Ahn Ik-soo, manager of FC Seoul, wanted.
Hwang Ui-jo, who has the ability to connect based on his goal-making ability as well as his wide range of activities in the front line, was evaluated as the pinnacle of pass football created by coach Ahn Ik-soo.
He scored 4 goals and 2 assists in 18 K-League games, but he did not have many attack points, but he benefited from surrounding players such as Na Sang-ho. Ahn Ik-soo broke the slump last season and cruised with Hwang Ui-jo.
As Hwang Ui-jo returned to his original team Nottingham Forest after playing against Suwon FC in the 19th round for a challenge, the position of striker in Seoul became a question mark again.
The first choice was foreign player Ilyuchenko. As his link-up ability was an advantage, he was expected to be able to replace Hwang Eui-jo.
Ilyuchenko started both matches Seoul played after Hwang Eui-jo transferred. However, he was substituted in the second half without scoring, and Seoul only had 1 draw and 1 loss in 2 games. While Ilyuchenko was silent, Na Sang-ho scored the only goal in the match against Jeonbuk.
Seoul, which had stagnated with one point in two games, sat Ilyuchenko on the bench and brought out Kim Shin-jin, who had recovered from an injury, and this choice was right.
Kim Shin-jin, who started in the 22nd round of Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 held at Sangam World Cup Stadium in Seoul on the 12th, scored two goals and led to a 7-2 victory.
Kim Shin-jin, a member of the Gangwon FC youth team, met coach Ahn Ik-soo while attending Sunmoon University after graduating from high school.
During Sunmoon University, his skills were in full bloom under coach Ahn, and he was reunited with coach Ahn when he joined FC Seoul in December 2021.
His original position was a forward striker, but last season, his first year as a pro, he played a lot of time as a midfielder due to the team situation with many injuries.
Just as coach Ahn gave Kim Shin-jin a passing grade in the midfield position, Kim Shin-jin has a lot of activity and a wide field of view and even has a sense of passing. His playing style similar to Hwang Eui-jo is evaluated as the striker Ahn is looking for.
In this game, Kim Shin-jin’s true value was fully revealed. Kim Shin-jin did not stay at the forefront. He roamed all over the ground, including not only the attacking camp, but also coming down to the bottom of the half line and joining the defense.
As Kim Shin-jin dragged the defenders down to the half line, space was created for Na Sang-ho and Willian, who were deployed on both wings, to penetrate. It was similar to the activity range and movement that Hwang Eui-jo showed in Seoul.
He also proved his qualities to replace Hwang Ui-jo with two goals scored by himself. In the 14th minute of the first half, the opening goal was made through a linked play. After handing a heel kick to Palošević, he penetrated into the penalty box and shook the net by connecting the ball handed to him by Palošević with a non-stop shot.메이저도메인
The second goal, scored in the 10th minute of the second half, was one of the highlights of the match. After catching the ball into the penalty box, Kim Shin-jin pulled the ball between Jackson’s legs and scored the team’s fifth goal with a low-flying shot from an angle. It was a goal that proved his speed, skill, and goal-making ability all at once.
FC Seoul won a 7-2 victory over Suwon FC thanks to the performance of Kim Shin-jin, who was in charge of the frontline striker. 7 goals in one game is the first time in Seoul club history.
Seoul coach Ahn Ik-soo praised Kim Shin-jin, saying, “Actually, I took a few games off due to an injury, but the attitude of preparing for the practice game was quite good. I think I took a chance in that area.”
After a 0-0 draw with Daejeon in the 20th round and a 1-2 loss to Jeonbuk in the 21st round, Seoul, who had not won in the last 2 games, won in 3 games and maintained 3rd place in the league with 36 points. .
They also won 3 consecutive wins against Suwon FC. Seoul faced Suwon FC on October 22 last year and on April 29 last year and won 2-0 and 3-0, respectively. There is no loss in the last 4 matches (3 wins, 1 draw), including 3 consecutive wins, and the opponent’s record in 12 matches has become 9 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.