No goals, one assist… How does Choi Yong-soo look at the slump of his junior, who wrote a career-high last season?
“I want to be a little more bold….”
Gangwon FC’s No. 10 striker Kim Dae-won (26) has been in a slump.
Kim joined Gangwon after the end of the 2020 season from Jungdan Daegu FC and immediately became a pivotal part of the team. In 35 games in the 2021 season (including the promotion playoffs), he scored nine goals and provided five assists.
Kim Dae-won posted career highs last season. He scored 12 goals and added 13 assists in 37 league games. Ranking first in offensive points, second in assists, and 10th in goals, last season was the first time Kim had recorded double-digit goals and double-digit assists in the league. At the end of the season, he was named to the league’s BEST11 for the first time in his career.
This season, however, he has faltered. The Kim Dae-Won we know hasn’t been playing well. He has appeared in all 15 of the team’s games so far, but has no goals and only one assist. The Kim Dae-won we know, the one who was always all over the pitch and rattling the opposing defense, hasn’t been there.
As a result, his playing time is decreasing, unlike at the beginning of the season. In the 15th round match against FC Seoul at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Aug. 28, he only played about 18 minutes, including extra time. It was his lowest playing time this season. He came on for Yang Hyun-joon in the 33rd minute of the second half and tried to give his team a late goal, but it wasn’t enough. He finished the game without taking a single shot. 메이저사이트
After the game, Gangwon head coach Choi Yong-soo said, “It’s a style of playing in a good flow and showing your skills. I think the short playing time can be seen as a slight drop in confidence.”
Currently, Gangwon is in 11th place in the league (11 points, 2 wins, 5 draws, and 8 losses). As disappointing as the standings are, the team’s goal tally is even worse. They currently have seven league goals, making them the only team in the league without a double-digit goal scorer. That’s fewer goals than Ulsan Hyundai’s In Ji-kyu and Seoul’s Na Sang-ho (8+). Somehow, Gangwon’s No. 10 Kim Dae-won needs to come alive.
Coach Choi Yong-soo said, “A player like this is an ace. It’s my job to utilize him well and make him a plus for the team. I wish I could be a little more bold.”
What will Kim Dae-won do in the next game? If Kim Dae-won comes alive, Gangwon will go up.
“I want to be a little more bold….” Gangwon FC’s No. 10 striker Kim Dae-won (26) has been in a slump. Kim joined Gangwon after the end of the 2020 season from Jungdan Daegu FC and immediately became a pivotal part of the team. In 35 games in the 2021 season (including the promotion playoffs),…