The position of Ulsan Hyundai, who desperately wanted to return to the top, changed this year. now you have to keep Ulsan coach Hong Myung-bo (54), who relieved the bitterness of being unemployed in 17 years, said, “Our goal this year is, of course, to win. At the same time, it is a season to take a step forward.”
In the 35th round of ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2022’ against Jeonbuk Hyundai at Ulsan Munsu Stadium on October 8 last year, Ulsan fell behind 0-1 until all extra time in the second half passed. As much as they allowed a come-from-behind championship in the previous three years, Martin Adam’s consecutive goals won a dramatic 2-1 victory at the moment of growing anxiety. Driven by momentum, they returned to the top for the first time in 17 years since 2005 and won the K League 1 trophy they had been dreaming of.
Coach Hong, who met Sports Donga at the Hyundai Sports Club House in Ulsan on the 4th, said, “It was the best game in Ulsan in 2022.” turned around Coach Hong, who had a break after finishing the 2022 season at the top, said, “After winning the championship, 안전놀이터 I felt comfortable and had a good time.”
Now we are ready for the 2023 season. The Ulsan team, who took a vacation after finishing training on the 1st to 16th of last month, was convened at the clubhouse on the 3rd. The composition of the team has already reached the completion stage, and foreign players have joined all four days, making it more smooth than any other year. Coach Hong said, “Last year, it was a mess with players leaving from the beginning, but this year, we can prepare much more stably.” “I am looking forward to my third year in office. There are not many outflows of winning members, so the time for players to understand the direction of the team will be shortened,” he raised his voice.
Coach Hong is determined to reduce the ’10-year cycle theory of Hong Myung-bo’, which led to the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup semifinals, the 2012 London Olympics bronze medal, and the 2022 K-League championship, by one year. “Now, I will break the jinx in a one-year cycle. Last year, because I was desperate to win, I had a strong desire to borrow the power of such a hypothesis.” “Now, how accurate and good we are is important. I will prepare well this year as well and make the result of winning.”
Unlike in the past, coach Seon Hong chose ‘level up’ as the keyword for this year. “Last year, all the players devoted themselves to the goal of winning, but now we have to take a step forward,” he said. Emphasized.