Head coach Hong Myung-bo of Ulsan Hyundai, the leader of the K-League 1, did not relax his guard ahead of the confrontation with the ‘lowest’ Suwon Samsung.
Ulsan will play the 14th round of the Hanawon Q K League 1 2023 with Suwon at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 21st.
The positions of the two teams on the leaderboard are opposite. Ulsan is in the lead with 34 points, while Suwon, who recently replaced their manager, is in last place with 8 points.
It may seem easy to predict the match, but coach Hong Myung-bo maintains tension. Coach Hong met with reporters before the game and said, “Suwon has a change in the team. The atmosphere will be good, such as a victory with a new coach. The position on the leaderboard is not important.”
From the perspective of Ulsan, along with the atmosphere of Suwon, the jinx of the Suwon expedition is also a concern. Ulsan has not won with 1 draw and 2 losses in the Suwon expedition since 2021, when manager Hong Myung-bo took office.
However, coach Hong said, “I remember both lost games. But I’m not very conscious of it.”
On this day, Ulsan had a winning score from the beginning of the game. Veteran Lee Cheong-yong, Joo Min-kyu and Rubikson, who are recording 6 goals and 5 goals, respectively, this season, were selected as starters. Lee Cheong-yong’s starting appearance is unusual as he is mainly substituted in the second half of this season and plays a role in changing the game flow.
Coach Hong said, “When a respected veteran in the squad plays, other players can gain a sense of security. Lee Chung-yong can play in any position.” I expected the performance of the late Lee Chung-yong.
Suwon, which recently changed to manager Kim Byung-soo, secured a foothold for a rebound by winning in two games.메이저놀이터
Coach Hong Myung-bo said, “It is unreasonable to evaluate the team’s change after watching the two games played under the new coach. I will respond well to this,” he said.
“Ulsan is a good team. There are a lot of difficulties, but if you hold on well in defense in the first half, I think you have a chance to win in the second half,” said coach Kim Byung-soo, who took the baton of Suwon and faced Ulsan, a ‘strong team’ at an early stage. During the week, I did various tests on offense and found a suitable formation to prepare for the game.”