By Lee Hyun-min Reporter= Ulsan Hyundai head coach Hong Myung-bo was disappointed with the draw against Daejeon Hana Citizens.
Ulsan conceded the first goal in the first minute of the 30th round of the Hana One Q K League 2023 between Daejeon and Hana at Munsu Football Stadium at 7 p.m. on Saturday, but the hosts equalized in the 29th minute with a penalty kick goal from Lee In-jong-gyu. The team went on an onslaught after that, and when Lee Chung-yong converted a penalty kick in second-half stoppage time, Ju In-gyu stepped up as the kicker again but couldn’t find the back of the net, resulting in a 1-1 draw. Despite maintaining their lead at the top of the table with 62 points, they are winless in their last three matches (two draws and one loss).
Speaking at the official post-match press conference, head coach Hong Myung-bo said, “The players who came out today played their roles well. They adapted well to their new roles. Overall, the preparation was good, but the result was a bit disappointing.”
Ulsan, fresh off the A national team, made a lot of changes to their lineup and tried something new. Kim Sung-jun made his first appearance in the midfield and Kim Ji-hyun in the front line.
“Both players do their best in every training session,” said Hong Myung-bo. They have good self-management. Whenever they get a chance, I think they will always do well.” “Kim Sung-joon came in after a long time and did a good job controlling the ball in the center. He had a physical burden in the second half. Kim Ji-hyun lacked detail, but his movement and destruction of the opponent was good.”
The second-place Pohang Steelers are six points behind. The team’s past struggles have raised anxiety among fans.온라인바카라
Coach Hong Myung-bo said, “It’s difficult to get points in the second half. It was the same last season, and it could have been decided now if we played a dominant game. I don’t think we are at that level. We still have other games left, and we have a head-to-head (Pohang). That’s when it will have an impact,” he said with some awareness.