Ulsan Hyundai took the K League 1 throne in the 2023 season. Ulsan, led by coach Hong Myung-bo, defeated Daegu FC 2-0 in the 35th round home game of the ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ held at Ulsan Munsu Stadium on the 29th and finished with 21 wins, 7 draws, and 7 losses, and 70 points, regardless of the results of the remaining three games. Victory was confirmed.
Although they achieved their second consecutive league title and fourth overall, the process was different from last year. Last season, when they fought with the responsibility and burden of winning for the first time in 17 years since 2005, they were nervous until the end, but this season, although there was a turbulent first half and an unstable second half, they achieved the great feat with ease. However, in the last 3 league games prior to the Daegu game, the team had only 2 draws and 1 loss, and the unstable race continued for a while. Coach Hong also confessed, “I did not rule out the possibility that (the Daegu match) may not be the last game that decides the championship.”
The champagne could have been popped sooner, but the season didn’t go as well as expected, and perhaps because he felt that the season had been less satisfying than expected, Coach Hong said, “Even though there were a lot of difficulties, it was a happy ending in the end. The more you win, the better. “I’m really happy,” he said, but his tone of voice was calm and his expression was calm.
Of course, Ulsan is not satisfied with two consecutive losses. Although the season is still underway, the 2023 season title for Ulsan is just ‘yesterday’s snow.’ And look to a new goal. It’s my 3rd consecutive loss. The leaders who succeeded in winning three consecutive K-League titles in the past are the late coach Jong-hwan Park (1993-1995) and the late coach Gyeong-bok Cha (2001-2003, Seongnam Ilhwa at the time).
Coach Choi Kang-hee (Shandong Taishan), who collected the most trophies at Jeonbuk Hyundai, also experienced two consecutive losses (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018). In addition, coach Kim Ho (1998/1999, Suwon Samsung) and coach Jose Morais (2019/2020, Jeonbuk) were followed by coach Hong this year.
Ulsan, which promised to challenge without complacency, sees its third consecutive league victory as the true start of an ‘absolute dynasty’. I think we’ve only just laid the foundation for it with difficulty, and there’s still a long way to go. This is one of the reasons why we signed a three-year contract with Director Hong in August.토스카지노 주소
Already, intense rebuilding is expected. There are quite a few fresh young guns with good skills, but some generational changes are inevitable. The same goes for the formation of foreign players. The coaching staff has frequently traveled overseas to look for new foreign players. This is a shrewd move for the 2024 season. They are planning to reorganize their squad by making full use of the time gained by winning the league quickly.