Suwon Samsung, which urgently needs to escape from the bottom, is even researching ‘brain science’. Suwon coach Kim Byung-soo is delivering the readings to the team to find the missing ‘winning mentality’.스포츠토토
Coach Kim Byeong-soo had a bitter cup in his first game against Jeonbuk Hyundai, which he played with the baton on the 10th of last month. It seemed to rebound by defeating Gangwon FC in the next game, but soon fell into a quagmire of 4 consecutive losses. On the 11th, when they had to cut off the worst trend, Suwon ended their losing streak with a scoreless draw against Incheon United.
It was not a satisfactory result. It was difficult to find positive aspects except for the fact that the rear, which had been shaken every time, was relatively stable, and the game was finished without a goal. Nonetheless, coach Kim Byung-soo expressed after the game, “A 1 point is a very big score.” It was an urgent priority for Suwon to break the stagnant atmosphere.
Suwon, a traditional K-League, was placed at the bottom for the first time this season on March 18th. It has been in last place since April 9th. They are only 3 points behind 11th place Gangwon FC (12 points), located right above them, but they seem far from finishing last. This is because they are repeatedly losing games that deserve points.
Coach Kim Byung-soo understood that the first task was to catch the mentality of the team that was faltering. Recently, he opened a book related to ‘brain science’. It is to know the psychological state of the players who are in a bad mood and give a prescription accordingly.
Director Kim Byung-soo said, “These days, I spend a lot of time and effort on the mental part. At least, I am also studying fields such as brain science. It gave me a better understanding of the players condition. To put it simply, nothing changes drastically in a short period of time. I learned that it takes more effort than I thought to move on to a new me. I guess I have to be patient and try.”
In order to achieve good results in sports, knowledge in many fields is required. This is the reason why coaches made up of experts in various fields are assigned to the team. In addition, in a confrontation between two teams entering the stadium for victory, you can laugh only when there is a sharp number. However, it is true that books related to brain science seem somewhat distant from soccer and sports. The fact that the command tower is looking at books related to brain science shows how desperate the current situation in Suwon is.
After the match against Incheon, Suwon ‘captain’ Lee Ki-je talked about change, saying, “The coach talks a lot about that part (mental), and I meditate for about 5 minutes before going into a meeting.”