Daegu FC is still heavily dependent on Sejingya.
On the 16th, Daegu, which played the 7th round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 at DGB Daegu Bank Park in Daegu, lost 3-4 to Gwangju FC. Daegu, which failed to add points, fell to 10th place.
After the first half ended 0-2, Daegu put in Edgar and Cesinya, a proven ‘Brazilian striker duo’, at the start of the second half. After the two players entered, the quality of Daegu’s offense changed. The number of shots and effective shots, which were only 3 and 1 in the first half, respectively, increased to 8 and 5. They lost by conceding two more goals, but scored three goals to catch up with the three-goal gap.
Cesinha was involved in the process of scoring two goals. In the 33rd minute of the second half, Sejingya’s pass was connected to Ko Jae-hyun through Edgar, and Ko Jae-hyun shook the net. In the 36th minute of the second half, Cezinya’s cross was sent by Edgar with a shot. Keita finished the ball off the goal post.안전놀이터
As confirmed in this game, Daegu has a large difference in attack power depending on the presence or absence of Sejingya. He has scored 9 goals in 7 league games this season, and only scored 1 goal when Cesinha was not on the ground. Of the remaining eight goals, only one goal did not involve Cezinha in the scoring process. Cesingha is recording 2 goals and 1 assist, and served as the starting point for 3 goals. There was also one penalty kick induction.
It’s not just this year. Since Sejingya joined in 2016, Daegu has mainly released attacks centered on Sejingya. It was a fact that other teams were aware of, so there was a lot of check on Sejingya, but Sejingya, who had excellent skills, overcame it and continued to play the role of Daegu’s ace. In this way, he scored 11 goals and 8 assists in 36 matches in K-League 2 and 71 goals and 46 assists in 178 matches in K-League 1.
However, it has become a difficult time to continue relying on Sejingya. Cesingya, born in 1989, is now in her mid-thirties. It’s time to take care Daegu is well aware of this and is paying special attention to Sejingya’s physical condition.
However, there are not enough players to share the role of Sejingya. Among domestic players, Ko Jae-hyun, who is running first in scoring this year following last year, is struggling, but the performance of foreign players is not living up to expectations. Baselus and Serato, who were recruited with the expectation that they will reduce their dependence on Cezinya, are only scoring one league goal without help. Even that was a penalty kick.
Daegu coach Choi Won-kwon is urging the two players to work hard. After a scoreless loss against FC Seoul on the 8th, he gave a warning message, saying, “I am not showing a threatening appearance. I am also a person. I will not give you a chance.”