Can Mulrich in Suwon uniform fill the vacancy of Oh Hyun-kyu and erase the growing shadow?
Can Faisal Mulich (29), wearing the Suwon Samsung uniform of the K-League 1 (Part 1), complete the two tasks?
Serbian striker Mulic left Seongnam FC ahead of the 2023 season and made a new home in Suwon. On the 7th, he confirmed his transfer to Suwon and joined the Jeju field training and started adapting to the team. “After the transfer was confirmed, I only thought I had to live up to the expectations of Suwon fans,” he said, taking responsibility for attacking Suwon this season. 스포츠토토
Mulich was recruited by Suwon as a replacement for Oh Hyun-kyu, who moved to Celtic (Scotland). Oh Hyun-kyu scored 13 goals and 3 assists last year, firmly establishing himself as Suwon’s main player. In recognition of his performance, he experienced the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with the national team. He was included in the reserve list and did not play in the game, but he grew up a hand while advancing to the round of 16.
Initially, Suwon planned to spend the first half of the 2023 season with Oh Hyun-gyu, but the player’s will to transfer could not be broken. Mulich, who was chosen as the replacement, took on the heavy responsibility of filling the vacancy of Oh Hyun-kyu and at the same time erasing the shadow of Danish Sebastian Groening, who ended in failure last year.
Mulich’s strength is that he has experienced the K-League stage. Wearing a Seongnam uniform in 2021, he participated in 69 K-League 1 games for two years and scored 22 goals and 1 assist. At 203cm, he is the tallest player in the K-League, but his main weapon is dribbling with explosive speed. In particular, the goal he scored after beating the opposing defender in the 9th round home game against Gwangju FC in the 2021 season was a highlight on his K-League stage.
The concern is also clear. First of all, it is regrettable that he is not the striker that Suwon wanted as the number one player. Leonardo, who played for Ulsan Hyundai, and Kim Shin-wook, who played for Lion City in Singapore, were the main targets, but they did not lead to actual recruitment. It is also questionable whether he is an appropriate alternative to the combative Oh Hyeon-gyu because he is not strong in physical fights compared to his height. Also, because I am a Muslim, the ups and downs intensify around the Ramadan period every year, which is a