“It is important to show our colors aggressively. Ulsan is the leader, but we will try to face each other once.” Gwangju completely defeated leader Ulsan, remaining undefeated in nine games, and rose to the top with a sensational performance from the promoted team.
Gwangju FC defeated Ulsan Hyundai 2-0 in the 29th round of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ held at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium at 4:30 pm on the 3rd. With the win on this day, Gwangju remained undefeated in 9 league games (4 wins, 5 draws), reaching 45 points, and leaping to 3rd place. Ulsan remained at 61 points, with an 8-point gap over second-place Pohang.
Gwangju’s momentum is strong. Although many key players such as Asani Heo Yul, Timo, and Um Ji-seong are missing, coach Lee Jeong-hyo maintained Gwangju’s colors and predicted aggressive soccer against leader Ulsan.
Ahead of the game, Coach Lee Jeong-hyo said, “There is definitely a lot of pressure against Ulsan. It was difficult to prepare because key players such as Heo Yul, Ahsani, and Timo are missing. However, it is important to show our colors no matter which player is included, and we must be aggressive. “He said, “Ulsan is the leader, but we are trying to face each other once. Even if we are counterattacked, we have to raise our line, try to put pressure, and score a goal. If we knock, we will score a goal. Ulsan’s playing style has changed stably, but we are worried about how to break through. “We stopped the opponent from doing what he was good at, and refined what we were good at,” he said, predicting offensive soccer.안전놀이터
What Director Lee Jeong-hyo said was not a lie. Gwangju went aggressive by raising the line against leader Ulsan, and Gwangju scored the first goal in the early hours. In the 17th minute of the first half, in a chaotic situation, Lee Kun-hee caught the ball and quickly penetrated, beating goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo to score.
The same color was maintained in the second half as well. Ulsan went aggressive with Eom Won-sang, Lee Chung-yong, Joo Min-gyu, Kim Tae-hwan, and Boyanic, but they did not back down and eventually scored an additional goal. In the 9th minute of the second half, Lee Hee-gyun’s attempt to shoot from the center was hit by the defense, and Beka hit the net with a fantastic volley shot.
The winner was Gwangju. They also won a complete victory over leader Ulsan, and with this win, they went undefeated in 9 games and moved up to 3rd place.
It was confidence with reason. Gwangju continued its aggressive style of soccer by raising the line against Ulsan, the absolute powerhouse of K League 1, and won against Ulsan for the first time in about eight years. Even before the season, no one predicted Gwangju’s current position, but with undefeated in 9 games, they are now in a position where they can look beyond remaining in the team and even advancing to the Asian Champions League.
Coach Lee Jeong-hyo said, “It’s always the same. No matter what team we play against, the soccer we want to play is the same. It’s soccer where the entire team fights hard to score a goal. I feel proud and proud of the players. I wonder how far they will go. All I have to do is do well. “Our players are doing well enough. Coach Park Won-kyo stayed up all night analyzing while preparing for the game. I would like to give the credit for today’s victory to analysis coach Park Won-kyo, and I am also thankful to the Gwangju fans,” he said, giving all the credit to the players. I gave it to the coaches and fans.