It seems that there is no opponent at the moment. Ulsan Hyundai established a solo system early on.
If I had to pick a watershed, it was the opening match against ‘rival’ Jeonbuk Hyundai. When the first knot is untied with a 2-1, come-from-behind victory, there is no more resistance. No losses, no draws. Defending champion Ulsan is on a 5-game winning streak. You have captured all the victory points that can be harvested for 15 victory points.
The difference between Daejeon Hana Citizen and Pohang Steelers (11 points, 3 wins and 2 draws), which are in second place, is 4 points. Before the opening, the gap with rival Jeonbuk (4 points, 1 win, 1 draw, 3 losses), which was expected to compete for the championship, widened to 11 points.
The spotlight falls on the main characters who opened the goal. Joo Min-gyu (33), who returned to Ulsan after 4 seasons, leads the offense with 3 goals and 1 assist. Eom Won-sang (24), who recorded the most offensive points in the team last season with 12 goals and 6 assists, is also on a high-flying streak with 2 goals and 1 assist this season. Rubiksson (30), a newcomer from Sweden, is adding strength to the offense by scoring two goals. Ulsan scored 11 goals in 5 games, and is tied for the most goals with Daejeon.
Here is a brighter ‘shadow’. It is no exaggeration to say that Ulsan’s strength this season comes from a stronger defense. ‘New Captain’ Jeong Seung-hyeon (29), who inherited the captain’s armband from Lee Cheong-yong (35), and Kim Young-kwon (33), who joined the ‘Century Club (played in more than 100 A matches)’ in the 2022 Qatar World Cup, the breathing of the two center backs is ‘ There is no gap to leak.
Jeong Seung-hyun, who joined the team in the second half of last season due to military service, has been playing a leadership role on and off the field from the beginning of this year. On the ground, active defense is fundamental. With his solid physique, he is also overwhelming in his control of the ball in the air. He also stands out for his tough game management. He even scored the opening goal in an away match against Jeju United on the 2nd (3-1 win), lightening his steps.
Kim Young-kwon has a different style from Jung Seung-hyun. If Jeong Seung-hyun is ‘strong’, Kim Young-kwon is soft. Based on his rich experience, he has an excellent eye for reading the flow. Smartly coordinating the defensive line, he also has passing power, so his build-up is excellent.
Gatekeeper Cho Hyeon-woo (32) is a ‘treasure’. Many K-League teams are crying over the ‘goalkeeper variable’ this season. Ulsan is an exception. The goal that Cho Hyun-woo protects without any leaks is stronger than any other season. 온라인바카라
Thanks to those who play the role of the last stop, Ulsan is only 3 runs in 5 games. An average of 0.6 runs per game, it is by far the best in K-League 1. They are playing full-time in five consecutive games.
Coach Hong Myung-bo, a former defender, is also giving the ball to the defensive line whenever he gets a chance. Even after the match against Jeju, he said, “The defense has improved. We do not easily allow chances to the opponent. Until last year, we led the attack and gave dangerous chances if we came over at once.” It got better,” he said.