Jeonbuk, breathing again, catches Lion City, half of whom are ‘Singapore national teams’

Jeonbuk Hyundai, which is slowly shaking off its season-long slump, is about to play the crucial 90 minutes.

Jeonbuk, led by coach Dan Petrescu (Romania), will play the third match of Group F of the 2023-2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) group stage against Lion City (Singapore) at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 25th.

It is a game in which a result must be obtained unconditionally. Jeonbuk, which achieved its first win of the tournament by beating Kitsch SC (Hong Kong) 2-1 at home, suffered a shocking 2-3 comeback loss in the away game against Bangkok United (Thailand) on the 4th, when an easy victory was expected.

Jeonbuk looked set to continue the most stable trend among the K-League teams that entered the Asian club competition, avoiding Japan’s J-League, China’s Super League, and Australia’s A-League teams in the group stage, but was pushed into crisis due to an unexpected disaster.스포츠토토

Fortunately, the aftereffects did not last long. Jeonbuk won all 2 games of K League 1 before and after the international break. They won 2-0 in the away game against FC Seoul in the 33rd round and entered Group A (1st to 6th) in the final round. They also won 2-1 in the away game against Daegu FC in the 34th round, keeping their last hope of entering the top 2. done.

Jeonbuk is far ahead in terms of objective power and club history, but one must not let down their guard. Lion City is by no means easy. There are so many quasi-Singaporean players that it can be evaluated as a ‘quasi-Singapore national team’. Of the 25 Singapore national team players who recently participated in the 2026 North Central America World Cup Asia 1st qualifier against Guam, 10 are currently playing for Lion City. It covers all positions, from goalkeeper to striker. Coach Petrescu also cautioned, “It is encouraging that the soccer we want is gradually emerging, but there are no easy games on the international stage.”

Coach Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany) of the national soccer team, who went into rest mode after completing the two-game international match against Tunisia and Vietnam in October, is also paying attention to Lion City. Korea’s first opponent in the North, Central and American World Cup Asia 2nd qualifiers starting in November is Singapore. By completely analyzing the Lion City, it is possible to indirectly understand Singapore’s patterns to some extent. Accordingly, Coach Klinsmann decided to visit Jalan Besar Stadium in person on the 8th of next month to watch the 4th game of the ACL group stage between Lion City and Jeonbuk. Coincidentally, there are quite a few former and current national players in Jeonbuk who are currently active or participated in ‘Klinsmann Lake’, including Kim Jin-soo, Baek Seung-ho, Song Min-gyu, and Moon Seon-min. Of course, in order to take the lead, the priority is for Jeonbuk to win from the Jeonju Castle match.

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