We will change the atmosphere so that we can continue the upward trend again through the ACL.”
Ulsan Hyundai coach Hong Myung-bo spoke at a press conference held a day ahead of the first leg of the 2023-2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) Group I group match against Pathum United (Thailand) to be held at Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium at 7 p.m. on the 19th. At the press conference, he pledged to change the recent bad atmosphere.
Ulsan’s recent performance has not been good. They are so poor that they only achieved one win (3 draws and 2 losses) during the 6 games played in K League 1. In particular, there have been no wins in the last three games in a row. Even until the middle of the season, they boasted an overwhelming ‘top 1’, but now they are in a situation where they cannot guarantee victory. Meanwhile, the first match of the ACL group stage is approaching.
Coach Hong said, “We will play our first ACL game tomorrow. The opponent is a very good team. “We met two years ago, and there are still a few players left,” he said. “We are in the middle of the season.” “I will work hard to continue the good trend not only in the ACL results, but also in the upcoming K League,” he pledged.
Ulsan won both games against Pathum two years ago. Coach Hong said, “The game two years ago was away. There are still a few players who played against each other back then. “I think we are in a better position now with good players joining us,” he said. “The competition is now played home and away. “In that sense, we will definitely win the first game at home,” he said.
He said, “I played against them two years ago, but I think they are a good team. “I analyzed it well while watching the full game,” he said, once again emphasizing a sure win, saying, “We will do our best to bring about the results we want in tomorrow’s game.”안전놀이터
When asked whether the recent bad trend in the K-League would affect the ACL, Coach Hong said, “It is in a stagnant state, but through the ACL, we will change the atmosphere so that we can see an upward trend in the remaining K-League games. He replied, “I will definitely win so that we can have a good trend until tomorrow’s game and the match against Suwon FC and Pohang Steelers.”
Finally, Coach Hong said, “The first year he took office, we stayed in the semifinals, and last year, we stayed in the preliminary rounds. Last year, I had a clear goal and didn’t care about the ACL results. Of course, the season is coming to an end, and on the contrary, the ACL is starting anew,” he said. “It is an important game as the first game to start the next season is the ACL. It is important to calculate these aspects well and pass the preliminary rounds that will be held until this year. “As a coach, participating in the ACL is a good and honorable thing, so I will work hard to achieve good results,” he said, promising victory while revealing his goal.