Coach Hong Myung-bo (54), who leads Ulsan Hyundai, praised the players who did not give up and made a tie in the ‘East Coast Derby’.
Ulsan drew 2-2 with a dramatic equalizer in the 8th round ‘East Coast Derby’ of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ against Pohang Steelers held at Ulsan Munsu Stadium on the 22nd.
In the ‘East Coast Derby’ played in front of 16,761 spectators, Ulsan faced a crisis as it was drawn 0-2 by allowing multiple goals to Youngjun Ko.
It was Joo Min-gyu who saved the fire of the pursuit. In the 15th minute of the second half, Joo Min-gyu quickly put the ball from a corner kick into the goal and scored a comeback.스포츠토토
Ulsan, who was looking for a tie with momentum, opened the Pohang goal again at the end of the game. In the 44th minute of the second half, Bako’s shot hit the top of the Pohang goal and was sucked into the goal, resulting in the equalizer that Ulsan had been waiting for so long.
This season’s first ‘East Coast Derby’ ended in a 2-2 draw with Bako’s dramatic equalizer, and league leader Ulsan continued to maintain its lead with 19 points (6 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss).
After the game, coach Hong attended a press conference and said, “I think the 2-2 draw was the result of our players not giving up until the end.”
He added, “Of course, the scene of conceding is regrettable, but in a way, I could have conceded more points, so I want to say thank you to the players.”
Also, “Pohang is a tricky team and it was on the rise, so I want to give a high evaluation for catching up with two goals,” he said.
At halftime after the first half ended 0-1, coach Hong said, “I said that a chance would come if I became more calm and calm.
Regarding Bakko, who saved Ulsan with a dramatic equalizer that day, “I think Ulsan will get better if Bakko’s performance and confidence revives.” I felt it,” he said, expressing satisfaction.