Ulsan Hyundai, which won the K-League 1 last year, has emerged as a public enemy.
Ahead of the opening of K-League 1 on February 20, the managers of the 12 clubs who attended the 2023 Hana One Q K-League 1 Media Day held at The-K Hotel in Yangjae-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul did not lower their guard against Ulsan. In addition, Hong Jeong-ho (Jeonbuk), Kim Seung-dae (Pohang), and Choi Young-jun (Jeju) among the players representing each club expressed their desire to win three times against Ulsan, realizing the vigilance of each team toward the defending champion.
On this day, all coaches of 11 clubs, except for Hong Myung-bo, picked Ulsan as a candidate for the championship this season. In particular, regarding the game this season, the coaches unanimously agreed that two teams out of Seoul, Incheon, Pohang, and Jeju, who have strengthened their players ahead of this season under the Yanggang system of Ulsan and Jeonbuk, will make it to the semifinals as dark horses.
In particular, Jeonbuk coach Kim Sang-sik expressed his determination, saying, “I will challenge for three crowns this season, including the FA Cup, League, and Asian Champions League.” It would be nice,” he jokingly kept Ulsan in check.
In response, coach Choi Yong-soo said, “4 losses in 4 matches is an unacceptable jinx. We will definitely try to catch Ulsan this year.” drew a line
The battle of nerves between the players was fierce. The opening was opened by Jeong Seung-hyeon (Ulsan). When asked if there is a team that wants to win 3 times in relation to the schedule of 3 head-to-head matches between each team in the regular league this season, Jeong Seung-hyun said, “Ulsan. If you win 3 wins, you get 9 points. You can’t ignore it in the championship competition.” He showed his will to lose on a losing streak.
Hong Jung-ho, who was representing Jeonbuk that day, responded by saying, “I think we can win if we win 3 against Ulsan.” I want to win,” he said.
Kim Seung-dae, who was present on the day representing Pohang, showed fan service, saying, “I want to win 3 games against all teams out of greed, but I will definitely win 3 times against the team that the fans want to win.” On this day, about 200 K-League fans also attended Media Day. In response, Pohang fans who were watching the event from behind shouted for three victories against East Coast rivals Ulsan. Hearing this, Kim Seung-dae also expressed his determination, saying, “I will prepare well so that I can dominate Ulsan with 3 wins, at least 2 wins and 1 draw in the East Coast Derby this season.”
On the other hand, Ulsan coach Hong Myung-bo, who emerged as a public enemy, said, “The attitude towards the K-League 1 ahead of the opening is the same as last year. 스포츠토토 Since we won the championship last year, our position may be different, but I think that we are challenging because we are in a position to go on a new path rather than defending the top. Captain Jeong Seung-hyun also expressed his determination, saying, “I will start this season as a defending champion, but there are pressures and burdens from other teams, but I will forget the glory of winning last year and challenge for the championship with an earnest heart.”