Daejeon Hana Citizen, who suffered the first and only loss of the season to Ulsan Hyundai in their first match this season, aims for victory once again.
Daejeon will play Ulsan and Hana One Q K League 1 2023 round 15 at Ulsan Munsu World Cup Stadium at 7 pm on the 28th. Currently, Daejeon is 5th in the league (21 points) with 6 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in 14 matches.안전놀이터
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, FC Seoul, and Jeonbuk Hyundai. In the last two games, they recorded their first straight loss of the season, but the content of the game was not bad. In the Pohang expedition on the 13th, they lost 2-3, but they showed their tenacity in pursuit. In the FA Cup match against Jeju United, the previous match, he showed a tenacious appearance by chasing down the game from 0-2 to 3-3.
Ulsan is leading the K-League 1. They have allowed only 1 defeat in 14 matches. Daejeon is the team that gave Ulsan that one defeat. 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, who had been on a six-game winning streak after the season opened, was blocked by Daejeon.
Daejeon is once again burning its will at the same time as a rebound. There are many things to be gained by capturing Ulsan. 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. Daejeon currently ranks third with 22 points in 14 matches, following Ulsan and Seoul. As of the end of the 14th round, they are ahead of Jeju (21 points) in 3rd place and Pohang (19 points) in 4th place in the league, so depending on the results of this match, they can rise up to 3rd place. 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 can harass the Ulsan defense based on their vigorous activity in the midfield. With a wide field of view and decent kicking power, he pioneers an attacking path. It is also equipped with a sharp shot. If the two players take on an offensive role, Lim Deok-geun will do the dirty work in the back. Lim Deok-geun started to increase his chances to play in earnest from last season. He played 36 games, including the promotion playoffs, showing off his multi-talented abilities as a defensive midfielder, center back, and side defender, contributing to Daejeon’s promotion. He has been playing in 11 matches even after coming up to the K-League 1 stage this season. With Joo Se-jong, “Captain” unable to step forward due to disciplinary action, Lim Deok-geun’s role is important.
Coach Lee Min-seong said, “The current standings 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.