In fact, Ulsan Hyundai, the “absolute first-place” for Gwangju FC, was an unknown world. It has been 16 consecutive games without wins (5 draws and 11 losses) for eight years since August 2015. This year, he lost all two games. To make matters worse, the four main players disappeared from the ground. Asani, Heo Yul, Umji-sung, and Timo were absent due to accumulated warnings, injuries, and a transfer to the U-22 (under 22). Even before the whistle sounded, it seemed to lean further to Ulsan.
However, Gwangju coach Lee Jung-hyo did not hesitate to shout “forward to the attack.” “There is a lot of pressure. In the preparation stage, “reality hit” came four days ago. Fortunately, the players prepared well. It is important to keep our color. The opponent is Ulsan, but I will aggressively take a “confrontation.” If you knock without losing a point, you will have a chance.” Confidence was real.
Gwangju caught Ulsan with a big catch. Gwangju defeated Ulsan 2-0 in the 29th round of the “Hana One Q K League 1 2023” held at Ulsan World Cup Stadium on the 3rd with relay goals by two-top Lee Kun-hee and Becca. The tireless determination and strong pressure caught Ulsan off guard. Gwangju, which has been undefeated for nine consecutive games (4 wins and 5 draws), has risen back to third place (45 points). 토토사이트
Director Lee’s impressions are masterpieces. He said, “It’s the same no matter which team you face. The whole thing always brings out the fighting spirit, the fighting spirit, and the strength. “I’m proud of the players and proud of them,” he said. “I’m also curious how far they’ll go.” I think I need to do really well for the players. “I’m the only one who needs to do well,” he said.
Lee Soon-min, who was selected for the Klinsmann team at the age of 29, and wore the Taegeuk mark for the first time in his life, was an all-around player. Starting at center back, he changed his position three times to left fullback following a defensive midfielder. He defended Ulsan’s offensive and led the team to a complete victory without losing a point.
Lee Soon-min said, “It was an away game, and it’s the No. 1 team. I didn’t win once this year, so I really wanted to win. The players who prepared are the best 11. “The process of preparing for the game went 100% well, which led to good results,” he said calmly. Gwangju, which caught Ulsan, recorded 12 wins, rewriting the history of the most wins in the first division since its foundation.
Lee Soon-min is famous as a ‘rapper soccer player’. At last year’s K-League awards ceremony, he made headlines with his flamboyant “rap.” He said, “I’ve been living hard while dreaming. At some point, the reality I’m in makes me dream, he said. “I don’t know the limitations, and the preconceived notions I had are broken down.” It works positively to go up one step at a time in the team, and to think that you can dream while breaking the wall. “The reality seems to make the team members dream bigger,” he stressed.
On the other hand, Ulsan, which suffered a shock defeat to Gwangju on its home turf, seems to have completely lost the power of the “absolute first-class.” Ulsan remained at 61 points. The gap between the second-place Pohang Steelers (53 points), who beat Incheon United 2-0 the previous day, is only eight points, a single digit.
Coach Hong Myung-bo said, “I don’t feel any sense of responsibility and cohesion these days. “They say they have individual abilities, but as a result, if they don’t move as a team, they won’t appear,” he said adding, “There were some dedication in the process of winning last year.” However, I can’t see that at all,” he said, expressing the painful reality.