Jeonbuk Hyundai head coach Dan Petrescu said the club 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 on 12 December at 7pm.
메이저사이트 Jeonbuk has been on a roll at home lately, winning eight straight league games and nine straight official matches. The upward trend has seen Jeonbuk climb to third place (12 wins, 4 draws, 9 losses, 40 points).
Petrescu, a foreign coach, was well aware of this, especially when technical 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 in a row because I heard about it from Park Ji-sung. But I’m not really thinking about the record,” he said.
“Instead, I’m 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 the fact that they’ve stumbled again, Petrescu said: “I’ve watched their last eight games in full 90 minutes and the last two meetings with Jeonbuk. “In the second round match, which was drawn 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’s first goal after 20 seconds,” he said.
“We are unbeaten 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 were scheduled to play their FA Cup semi-final against Incheon United in midweek, but this was postponed due to the K-pop concert for the 2023 Saemangeum World Scouting Jamboree being held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium.
Petrescu was also upset when he heard 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, but it’s realistic, you have to adapt, you have to compromise, so it’s the way it is,” he said when asked how he got through the chaotic week.