Jeonbuk unravelling


Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors find themselves sitting in ninth place after four matches, the players against Ulsan despite their best work did not look like they had started the season. Are we beginning to see Jeonbuk unravel or is this just an early-season blip?

The 1-0 defeat to Ulsan thanks to a Leonardo strike was not the best remedy for the K League champions after their Pohang Steelers defeat in the week. 

This is not a great start as the boys in green have won just once this season with that win coming on the opening day of the season to Suwon FC. 

Watching the match on Sunday, it did not have the feel of a normal Jeonbuk match, as often even when they fall behind usually you feel they will somehow come out with the goods but that was not to be. They are still a side with quality for sure but too many looked out of ideas with winger Moon Seon-min their biggest threat. 

In games to come, they will have to exploit their pace down the wings with more efficiency as Moon Seon-min and Min-Kyu Song can worry defenders. This is clearly a side that wants to attack but they have to defend better than they did at the weekend in the weeks to come. 

I guess a positive for this match too was that the home side did score despite VAR correctly ruling it out after a Moon Seon-min strike hit Iljutcenko with the 31-year-old Russian standing in an offside position. 

Despite the continued attacking onslaught with the adventurous substitutes of Gustavo and Kim Bo-Kyung a goal did not come and in all honesty, it did not look like arriving.  This was not a dreadful performance but Jeonbuk need to pick up points when they travel to Jeju Island this weekend.  

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