Who is responsible for Jeonbuk Hyundai’s downward spiral?
Jeonbuk Hyundai lost their 2023/24 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) Group F qualifier fourth leg against Ryan City 0-2 at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Kallang, Singapore at 7 p.m. (ET) on Aug. 8.
Jeonbuk’s failure to pick up a point keeps them in a precarious second place. They are tied on points with Ryan City, but have a superior goal difference.
It was a horror show for Jeonbuk. Even away from home, they were too lethargic. Against a team that is considered to be one of the best in the league, they played poorly.
Against Jeonbuk, Ryan City ran around the field like fish out of water and clearly took the initiative.
Jeonbuk cracked when they conceded the first goal in the 23rd minute of the first half and completely collapsed when they gave up a two-goal lead in the 10th minute of the second half.
Jeonbuk will have to make a case for topping the group, which would give them a direct ticket to the Round of 16. Unfeeling.
Jeonbuk is in danger of being eliminated from the ACL group stage. Of course, they still have two games left and can still advance to the knockout rounds if they win both.
However, based on their recent performance, I don’t think it’s a stretch to call them out of the ACL group stage.
This isn’t Jeonbuk’s first horror show. On April 4, their FA Cup final against Pohang Steelers ended in a 2-4 upset.
The odds were in Jeonbuk’s favor. Their opponent, Pohang, was fatigued from a penalty shootout against Jeju United.
Jeonbuk set the tone with an early goal, but their tactical skills were inferior to Pohang’s, and they had to accept the result.
Jeonbuk’s loss in the FA Cup final ended their championship hopes and ended their 10-year absence from the competition.
Jeonbuk would go on to win the trophy from 2014 to 2022. The trophy ceremony was an annual event.
Jeonbuk’s worst season was the result of a spike in bad habits. 토토사이트
Jeonbuk hasn’t seen any of the efficiency gains that were promised a few years ago when the club switched to a full-time managerial system.
Since the new owner took over, Jeonbuk has embarked on an inexplicable downsizing. It’s puzzling because we all know the formula: investment equals results.
However, this season, the budget was increased significantly. The club played the card of investing much more than the average in previous years to shake things up.
According to a source familiar with the soccer organization, Jeonbuk has spent more than any other team this season.