Only 2 wins in 10 league games in the second half of the season, fatal weakness revealed again
Ulsan Hyundai, the defending champion of the K League and attempting to win the league twice in a row for the first time in the club’s history, appears to be on the verge of completing its long-cherished wish at the end of the season.
With 20 wins, 7 draws, and 7 losses in 34 league games, and an 8-point gap over second-place Pohang Steelers, Ulsan is close to winning the league with 4 games remaining. Jeonbuk Hyundai, which had fierce competition for the championship every season, sank early this season and could not pose a threat as an opponent, and Seoul-Jeju, which threatened to take the lead early in the season, fell to the Final B group. Like Jeonbuk, Ulsan, who did not give up a single game this season against Pohang, who threatened Ulsan every season, will attempt to secure an early victory this coming weekend.
If Jeonbuk wins the match between Jeonbuk Hyundai and Pohang Steelers at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 28th and wins the home game against Daegu FC the next day, they will have the best chance of securing the league title early. Ulsan is the city that completes the number of perfect cases.
‘s first half of this season was absolutely perfect. Ulsan, which recorded a good record of 18 wins, 2 draws, and 4 losses in 24 games in the first half, recorded an overwhelming pace with 6 consecutive wins twice and 5 consecutive wins once. The re-recruited Ju Min-gyu showed off his firepower at the front, and thanks to the performances of freshman Rubikson and Ace Barco, Ulsan finished the first half of the season firmly maintaining its lead in the league.
Ulsan seemed unshakable, but as mid-June passed, the situation began to change rapidly. In June, ahead of the A-match convocation, Ulsan’s captain (Seung-Hyun Jeong, Gyu-Sung Lee, Myung-Jae Lee, Yong-Woo Park) caused controversy by making racially discriminatory remarks on social media, followed by controversy over Gyu-Sung Lee assaulting Ji-Hwan Moon in the match against Incheon in the 22nd round. caught up in Coincidentally, right after this incident occurred, Ulsan was shaken by its first consecutive losses of the season to Incheon and Suwon Samsung in the 22nd and 23rd rounds, respectively, and Park Yong-woo, who played a key role in the midfield, transferred to Al Ain (UAE) during the season, causing a loss of power. .
After a power leak and various controversies, Ulsan began to go downhill. Not only did they record consecutive losses to Incheon-Suwon Samsung, but they also suffered from their worst slump, recording 2 wins, 5 draws, and 3 losses in 10 league games in the second half of the season, and showed an unusual performance in the second half of the season, with only one win in the last five official games. It was Ulsan. Ulsan, who rose to the league throne for the first time in 17 years by showing incredible concentration at the end of last year’s league, is likely to sit on the league throne again this season, but their performance in the second half of the season is far from that of a league champion. is giving
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we were to be honest, there was no team that could stop Ulsan’s dominance this season. It is true that Ulsan showed an overwhelming pace, but its archrival, Jeonbuk Hyundai, sank early in the season, which had a significant impact. FC Seoul and Jeju United, which had threatened to lead the team in the early and mid-season, self-destructed in the mid-season, also had an impact. . Ulsan’s fatal weakness from the 2019 season, when it challenged for the league title but finished in second place, to the 2021 season was its lack of backbone.
Ulsan showed a perfect league race from the beginning of the league until just before the final round, but it was Ulsan that collapsed at a critical moment in the final round and experienced frustration. Ulsan laughed last year by making up for these painful weaknesses, but at the end of this season, it is exposing its fatal weaknesses again. It is true that Pohang’s chances of a last-minute turnaround are quite slim as they are currently 8 points behind second-place Pohang with 4 league games remaining, but Ulsan’s performance in the second half of the season is quite disappointing.토스카지노 주소
On the 24th, Ulsan, who broke the chain of four official games without a win or a goal by playing against Johor Darul Taksim (Malaysia) in the Asian Champions League, was given a last-minute task as their second consecutive league loss was approaching. . It is to compensate for the fatal weakness of the back. Ulsan, which is challenging its K-League losing streak by going beyond its second consecutive league loss, must perfectly fulfill the essential task of reinforcing its backbone in order to completely seize league supremacy.
In the past, when Jeonbuk Hyundai recorded 5 consecutive league losses, there was some shakiness in the early and mid-season, but they took league supremacy with a last-minute turnaround in the second half. Just last season, in the English Premier League, Manchester City, which had been giving up first place to Arsenal throughout the season, lost first place to Arsenal. There is a record of coming from behind to win the league by recording consecutive wins at the end of the season. As these great teams prove, Ulsan must also overcome the task of strengthening its backbone in order to become a team that can dominate and shake up the league.