Jeonbuk Hyundai, Gangwon FC, FC Seoul, Suwon FC, Jeju United, and Suwon Samsung were defeated in turn. One step left to recreate the myth after 20 years. If you take two more steps without tears, you will create a new history.
6 wins, Ulsan Hyundai today. Ulsan will challenge Daejeon Hana Citizen on the 16th at 4:30 pm at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium in the 7th round of the ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ after the opening, the highest number of wins. The K-League celebrated its 40th anniversary this year. Since the opening, only two clubs have recorded seven consecutive wins. It was an anecdote between Suwon Samsung in 1998 and Seongnam in 2003. At that time, the two teams started with seven consecutive wins and reached the top of the K-League that year.
Last year, Ulsan shook off its first win in 17 years and finally enjoyed the thrill of reaching the top. The champ’s tailwind continues this year as well. Beyond Daejeon, if they beat Pohang Steelers, their “East Coast rival,” on the 22nd, they will be able to reach the heights of 8 consecutive victories for the first time in history.
However, director Hong Myung-bo does not obsess over ‘records’. Internally, while being wary of arrogance and carelessness, the absolute philosophy of ‘a team rather than an individual’ is made known. Results are important, but content cannot be compromised. Even after winning 6 games in a row, he is encouraging him with a stick, not a carrot, for the recent decline in concentration in the second half.
The meeting with Daejeon Hana Citizen, which has been promoted to the first division this season and is causing a sensation, is the first time in 8 years since 2015. Daejeon Hana is showing off its power that cannot be ignored to the extent that it suffered the yoke of its first loss of the season in 6 games in the last round. The current position is 4th with 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss (11 points).
However, Ulsan players are full of confidence. Captain Jeong Seung-hyun, who faced Daejeon in an Ulsan uniform 8 years ago, expressed his determination, saying, “I will show you what kind of team the K-League 1 winning team is against Daejeon again.”
The background of the 6-game winning streak is a solid air-defense balance. In offense, you never know when and where a goal will be scored.안전놀이터 The even score distribution is a strength. Rubiksson from Sweden recorded the most offensive points with 4 goals and 1 assist, Joo Min-gyu, who returned, followed with 3 goals and 1 assist, and Eom Won-sang with 2 goals and 2 assists. Seol Yeong-woo (1 goal – 1 assist), Lee Chung-yong, Jung Seung-hyeon, and Kang Yun-goo (more than 1 goal) also scored goals, while Park Yong-woo and Kim Min-hyeok each contributed 1 assist to the lineup of offensive points. The defense is stronger. Ulsan, which has center backs Kim Young-kwon and Jung Seung-hyun, as well as goalkeeper Cho Hyeon-woo, boasts the lowest number of goals (4 goals) in the K-League 1.
The road Ulsan takes this season is becoming a new history.