Coach Hong Myung-bo, the ‘master general’, is breaking all the jinxes of Ulsan Hyundai.
Ulsan defeated Daegu FC 3-0 thanks to Hwang Jae-hwan (2 goals) and Bako’s consecutive goals in the 11th round of the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 held at DGB Daegu Bank Park at 2:00 pm on the 5th.
With this, Ulsan took the lead with 3 consecutive wins and 28 points. It was also like a ‘house that works well’. Hwang Jae-hwan, a former member of Hyundai Middle School and Hyundai High School, reported his debut goal after 10 professional games. In addition, after manager Hong Myung-bo took the baton, Ulsan rang the first victory in the Daegu expedition.
Coach Hong Myung-bo is in his third year as Ulsan manager. Last season, he led the league for the first time in 17 years. Numerous command towers challenged to win, but each time they were defeated. Director Hong Myung-bo has fulfilled his long-cherished wish after two years.
This season, Ulsan is on a winning streak with a stronger and more solid ‘one team’. As of now, 9 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in 11 matches, a total of 22 goals have been scored and only 9 goals have been conceded. He is cruising toward two consecutive trophies with perfect air defense.
There is one thing to keep an eye on in Ulsan under Hong Myung-bo’s system. It is overcoming the jinx. No longer shaken at the decisive moment.
There is no such thing as Hyundai becoming smaller in front of rival Jeonbuk Hyundai. On October 8, which was the watershed of last season’s championship, they won 2-1 come-from-behind. On a league basis, they dominated with 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the opening game of this season, they also won a thrilling 2-1 come-from-behind victory. In the league’s total record, 109 matches were balanced with 40 wins, 29 draws and 40 losses.
The same is true of East Coast rival Pohang Steelers. After taking over as manager Hong Myung-bo, Ulsan recorded 2 wins and 1 draw in the 2021 season and 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses last season. On the 22nd of last month, after conceding two goals at home first, they showed their back heart to catch up with the two goals and took a dramatic 2-2 draw. It was a drama that was as sweet as victory. 먹튀검증
I was interested in what Ulsan, which was weak in the Daegu expedition, would look like. With 2 losses in the 2021 season and 1 draw in the 2022 season, it was a draw in 3 games (1 draw, 2 losses) in the so-called Daepak. Director Hong Myung-bo brought out the ‘in’ and ‘out’ strategy. With Martin Adam’s post-play as the axis, second-line resources and full-backs organically penetrated the space and scored three goals through linked play, and took the win early in the 45th minute of the first half. Hwang Jae-hwan was so skillful that it was unbelievable that he was a U-22 year old. Adam contributed 2 assists, and Bako tasted goals in 2 consecutive games following the match against Gwangju. In the middle of the second half, Adam and Joo Min-gyu tested the two tops, and even the defense, which blocked the opponent’s wave of attacks, was perfect. That’s how he even brushed off the jinx of the Daegu expedition. Like the last Gwangju match, every card they take out is hitting like crazy.