Daejeon Hana Citizen, who gave Ulsan Hyundai the first loss of the season and the only loss this season in the first confrontation of this season, aims to win again against Ulsan.
Daejeon will play the 15th round of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ with Ulsan at Munsu World Cup Stadium in Ulsan at 7:00 pm on the 28th. Currently, Daejeon is 5th in the league (21 points) with 6 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in 14 matches.
It is a battle that needs a reversal of the atmosphere. Daejeon recently recorded their first consecutive losses of the season against Pohang Steelers (2-3 loss) and Daegu FC (0-1 loss). At the beginning of this season, Daejeon went undefeated in 5 matches (3 wins, 2 draws), creating a sensation for the promoted team. Even after that, he showed his potential by capturing strong teams such as Ulsan Hyundai, FC Seoul, and Jeonbuk Hyundai. They are on a losing streak for the first time in the last 2 games of the season, but the content of the game has not been bad. In particular, Daejeon lost 2-3 away from Pohang on the 13th. However, when Pohang scored, the Daejeon players displayed tenacity and continued to pursue. In the FA Cup match against Jeju United, the previous match, they showed a tenacious performance by chasing down 2:0 to 3:3, but recorded an unfortunate loss with an own goal. Based on the tenacity of not giving up, you must maintain your concentration until the end.
This time, Ulsan is leading the K-League 1. They have allowed only 1 defeat in 14 matches. However, the team that gave Ulsan that one defeat was Daejeon. Daejeon faced Ulsan in the 7th round of the K League 1 on the 16th of last month. At that time, Daejeon took the lead in the 9th minute with Lee Jin-hyun’s fantastic left-foot kick. Ulsan counterattacked and scored an equalizer, but Lee Hyun-sik’s goal at the end of the first half brought the tide back. In the first minute of extra time, Lee Hyun-sik scored an additional goal with another shot when Lee Jin-hyun’s shot flew past the defense. This goal was the winning goal. Ulsan was on a 6-game winning streak after the season opened, but was blocked by Daejeon. Daejeon is burning its will to show the power of Daejeon to Ulsan once again at the same time as the rebound.
If we capture Ulsan, we can bring many things. Daejeon is still only 3 points away from the 2nd place group. If the top team loses this round and the match wins, the ranking can be raised. In the K-League, if the points are equal, the ranking is calculated by the number of points. Daejeon currently ranks third with 22 points in 14 matches, following Ulsan and Seoul. In addition, as of the end of the 14th round, Daejeon is ahead of Jeju (21 points) in 3rd place and Pohang (19 points) in 4th place in the league. At the same time, it is a good opportunity to shake off the pursuit of teams that are lower than Daejeon, such as Daegu and Jeonbuk.
Daejeon started the rotation in the 4th round of the FA Cup held on the 24th and gave the main players a break. It was an opportunity to arrange the stamina of the main players and confirm the presence of players who have not been able to participate. You should make good use of these advantages.
The key players are Lee Jin-hyun and Lee Hyun-sik, who showed good performance in the last Ulsan match. Both players have the ability to harass the Ulsan defense based on their vigorous activity in the midfield, and open up a way for the Daejeon attack with a wide field of view and excellent kicking power. They are also players with a sharp shot that can bring the atmosphere of the match to the Daejeon side.
If Lee Jin-hyun and Lee Hyun-shik take on an offensive role, there is a player who will do the dirty work in the back. This is Lim Deok-geun. Lim Deok-geun joined Daejeon in 2021, and from last season he began to increase his chances to participate in earnest. Last season, Lim Deok-geun showed off his multi-talented abilities as a defensive midfielder, center back, and side defender, and played 36 games, including the promotion playoffs, and contributed to Daejeon’s promotion. He has been playing in 11 matches even after coming up to the K-League 1 stage this season. While ‘captain’ Ju Se-jong cannot come out due to discipline, if Lim Deok-geun plays an active role in the midfield, he can sufficiently stop Ulsan’s offensive.
Coach Lee Min-seong said,메이저사이트“The current ranking and points show how strong Ulsan is this season. However, as we have shown good matches against strong teams in the meantime, I believe that if we play our game with confidence, we will be able to bring about good results.” He expressed his determination to go on an expedition to Ulsan.