Incheon head coach Cho Sung-hwan says Mugosa needs to improve its performance before returning to Incheon after nearly a year away.
Cho Sung-hwan’s Incheon United won 1-0 against Hong Kong Lehman FC in the club’s 20th anniversary match at the Incheon Football Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 1. Gerso’s goal in the eighth minute of the first half proved to be the winning goal.
After the victory, Incheon head coach Cho Sung-hwan said at the post-match press conference, “It’s a shame that we played a commemorative game for our 20th anniversary, and there were a lot of goals and cool goals in front of a lot of fans, but there must have been some nervousness because the rookies played in the main stadium. There was a lot to learn and feel, and it would have helped us in many ways.”
The one-goal victory wasn’t exactly sweet. “We didn’t play as well as we should have because it was so hot,” said Cho. We have the rest of the season to prepare well.”
In addition, foreign striker Mugosa, who returned to Incheon last month after more than a year, played the first 45 minutes. It was his first game in Incheon in 402 days.
“He’s feeling better and better. I wouldn’t have been satisfied with my performance. We can’t show satisfaction in the first match. We need to improve our performance quickly. We have a practice match with a university team, so we will try to improve through that.”
Incheon is currently missing key players such as Shin Shin-ho, Kim Bo-seop, and Hernandez due to injury. With the Korean Football Association (FA) Cup quarterfinals and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League playoffs coming up, the team is in desperate need of injured players.
“The players who are recovering faster than 토토사이트 expected are Kim Bo-seob and Jung Dong-yoon. Kim Jun-yeop also missed the game due to back pain, but those are the players who can return sooner rather than later.”
Despite the game being played on a weekday evening and the sweltering heat, more than 4,000 Incheon fans attended the game.
“The fans’ support and love is always the driving force behind our team’s development,” Cho said. I hope we can work together for a better Incheon together. Thank you for coming and supporting us. We had a slow start, but we’ll do our best to pick up the momentum and live up to expectations.”