Ulsan Hyundai winger Bakko (30), who scored a dramatic equalizer, revealed the situation he was nervous about scoring at the time.
Ulsan drew 2-2 with Bako’s dramatic equalizer in the ‘East Coast Derby’ in the 8th round of ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ against Pohang Steelers held at Ulsan Munsu Stadium on the 22nd.
In the ‘East Coast Derby’ played in front of 16,761 spectators, Ulsan faced a crisis as it was drawn 0-2 by allowing multiple goals to Youngjun Ko.
Ulsan, driven to the brink of defeat, started chasing with Ju Min-gyu’s equalizer in the 15th minute of the second half. In a situation where only one goal was needed to tie the score, Bakko became Ulsan’s hero.
In the 44th minute of the second half, Bako attempted a bold mid-range shot right in front of the penalty box. As Bako’s shot bounced, he hit the top of the goal and went straight inside the goal line.
Thanks to Bako’s dramatic equalizer, Ulsan finished this season’s ‘East Coast Derby’ in a 2-2 draw, taking one point and continuing to lead the league with 19 points (6 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss).
At the press conference after the match, Bakko, the protagonist of the equalizer, did not hide his joy, saying, “Not only coach (Hong Myung-bo), but everyone congratulated me by saying ‘Welcome Back!”
Regarding the match against Pohang, Bakko said, “I was happy with the performance in the second half. It was difficult to catch up with a two-goal lead, but I did it.” 메이저놀이터
“First of all, the game is 90 minutes and we know that we are a good team that often turns the game around like last year, so I think the fact that we didn’t give up until the end made it a tie,” he said.
Regarding the equalizer scene, he recalled, “I think it was luck. I didn’t expect it to come because the ball bounced.”
After scoring the equalizer, when the VAR readout proceeded, Bakko confessed, “First of all, I prayed to God. I prayed to God because I had received VAR benefits for the past two years.”