Protecting Barco and Martin Adam, filling Joo Min-gyu and Kim Min-hyuk, and holding on to Lee Chung-yong… Hong Myung-bo’s judgment was ultimately correct.


Ulsan Hyundai won their second consecutive K League 1 title and fourth overall. In the 35th round home game of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ held at Ulsan Munsu Stadium on the 29th, they defeated Daegu FC 2-0 and became the first to reach 70 points (21 wins, 7 draws, 7 losses), and won regardless of the results of the remaining three games. confirmed.

Above all, the squad was solid. In particular, they performed well in this winter transfer market as they prepared for the new season as the defending champion. The starting point was to protect the foreign attacking duo of Bako (Georgia) and Martin Adam (Hungary), who made the 2022 season spectacular. In addition, the country’s best killer Joo Min-gyu, the top scorer in 2021 and the K-League’s top scorer in 2022, was brought in as a free agent (FA), and ‘multi-purpose midfielder’ Kim Min-hyuk was recruited. The addition of Kim Min-hyuk, a housekeeper who can demonstrate his capabilities not only in the second line and center, but also in the third line, gave tremendous strength to Ulsan coach Hong Myung-bo, who pledged to “take a path no one has walked before.” Also, Ataru, who replaced Amano, who transferred to Jeonbuk Hyundai, was a recognized second-line resource in the Japanese J-League as a member of the Urawa Reds.

Throughout the season, they performed more than 100% of their duties, and they also showed great performance in the match against Daegu that day when the championship was confirmed. The opening goal in the 23rd minute of the second half came from Kim Min-hyuk’s header following Ataru’s sharp cross, and Jang Si-young’s key goal in the 44th minute of the second half came from an assist from Joo Min-gyu, the team’s highest scorer with 15 goals. Minhyuk Kim said, “Everyone played as a team. “I’m even happier that I was able to score a goal and win early,” he said, not hiding his smile.짱구카지노

The summer transfer market was quite disappointing as national team midfielder Park Yong-woo transferred to Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and failed to secure a suitable replacement, but Ulsan quickly renewed his contract. At the beginning of this year, we decided to join Lee Chung-yong, who boasts a lot of experience and history, for two years, and in August, we extended the contract with goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo for four years. Coach Hong highly values ​​the value of veterans who exert great influence on the team both on and off the field. In Ulsan, in addition to Lee Chung-yong and Cho Hyun-woo, representative players include central defender duo Kim Young-kwon and Kim Ki-hee, and Park Joo-young, who started his second career as a playing coach.

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