Forgetting the King of Survival and advancing to the Asian stage, more?…”I want to win once”

Incheon’s representative modifier was ‘King of Survival’. However, Incheon, which has advanced to the Asian stage, is now showing the aspect of a strong team. 

After the split round and promotion system were fully established in 2013, Incheon ranked 10th, 8th, 10th, 9th, 9th, 10th, starting with 6th place in the 2013 season, and 11th thanks to Sangju Sangmu, which is automatically relegated in the 2020 season. Remaining successful. 

Manager Cho Seong-hwan, who took over midway through the 2020 season and led the retention, reorganized the team and placed 8th following the early confirmation of retention in the 2021 season and 4th in the 2022 season, leading the team to advance to the first AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Champions League스포츠토토

Coach Seong-Hwan Cho said, “Last season, I aimed for the ACL. Last year, I thought that the organization’s goal should be set two or three steps higher, and I sweated with the players.”

Incheon is now looking at a higher place. Although the Champions League starts in the second half of the year and the schedule is tight, Incheon’s big goal is to transform into a team that can compete for the top spot and even win. 

Just looking at Incheon’s squad, you can feel the energy of a strong team. The league’s best eleven midfielders Shin Jin-ho and Lee Myung-joo’s midfield, last season’s Jeju attack core Jerso, and last season’s ace Hernandez, who returned from injury, are equipped. 

Incheon came close to the trophy by winning the league runner-up in the 2005 season and the FA Cup runner-up in the 2015 season. If the league is difficult this season, it is a situation where you can aim for the FA Cup. 

Shin Jin-ho, who newly joined Incheon for the Asian challenge, saw Incheon already looking at higher grades than next season. He continued, “I want to win the championship in a team called Incheon. It may not be this year, but while I am there, I think it will be possible with the current mood and mind of the players, club staff, and fans. The atmosphere is so good.” 

“Compared to Pohang’s squad when we beat Ulsan in the Champions League last season, I think the current (Incheon) squad is better,” he said, expecting good results on the Champions League stage as well. 

Coach Seong-Hwan Cho also said, “If you look at the data every season, the teams competing for the championship are scoring more than 70 points and conceding less than 35, and that is our goal.” I am confident that we are a team that can surpass the third place.” 

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