The momentum of ‘East Coast rivals’ Ulsan Hyundai and Pohang Steelers is frightening.
Ulsan and Pohang are the only ones undefeated in the ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’바카라, which finished up to round 6. Ulsan is in the lead with 6 wins and 18 points, while Pohang is in second place with 4 wins, 2 draws and 14 points. Daejeon Hana Citizen, who had been undefeated until the 5th round, lost 3-5 to Suwon FC in the 6th round away game on the 9th, leaving Ulsan and Pohang as undefeated teams.
However, Ulsan and Pohang are not satisfied with their current achievements. Ulsan couldn’t show a better game, and Pohang couldn’t do better, so it’s a pity.
Ulsan coach Hong Myung-bo got angry in the locker room after the home game against Suwon Samsung (2-1 win) on the 8th. “My colleague was in a good position, why didn’t he give me a pass. Are you taking more care of yourself?” and “What is the reason you want to kick the ball beautifully?” the players bowed their heads at coach Hong’s scoldings. It was a pinch of blunt team play. ‘United team’ is his long-standing guiding philosophy.
Pohang coach Kim Ki-dong, who also defeated Gwangju FC, which had a good momentum, 2-0 in the home room on the 8th, showed regret over the results up to the 4th round earlier. He said, “After the opening until the 4th round, the goal was 3 wins and 1 draw, but only 2 wins and 2 draws. “The plan was a little messed up,” he said. As the strong will of the commanding tower that they cannot rest on their laurels, Pohang went on a streak of victories, including an away match against Jeonbuk Hyundai in the 5th round (2-1 win).
Of course, coaches Hong and Kim are well aware that a six-game undefeated streak is a very meaningful achievement. However, it is a natural desire of leaders to build a team whose content and results match as much as possible. Moreover, the two teams are facing their first showdown of the season (K League 1 Round 8) at Ulsan Munsu Stadium on the 22nd. Ulsan and Pohang are full of will to compete against rivals while maintaining the current upward trend as much as possible after passing the 7th round well this coming weekend.