The first start of the defending champion Ulsan Hyundai is fresh. Ulsan chose the ‘2023 The Atlantic Cup’, which is being held in the Algarve, Portugal, as the first actual stage in 2023. Seojeon was a victory. Ulsan won 1-0 against Brentford B of the English Premier League (EPL) on the 3rd (hereinafter Korean time).
Kim Young-kwon, Lee Myeong-jae, and Lee Kyu-seong played full-time. Most of the others digested 45 minutes and raised their sense of actual combat. Newly transfused Joo Min-gyu and Kim Min-hyeok, Sweden’s Boyanich, and Japan’s Ataru also made their debut. Two other newcomers from Sweden, Rubikson and Lee Cheong-yong, were excluded from the entry due to a feeling of cold.
It was noticeable that the diversity of tactics was raised by checking the four-back in the first half and the three-back in the second half. Coach Hong Myung-bo played the season with a four-back in the 2022 season. This season, we are planning to expand the range of system operation depending on the opponent. Ulsan has plenty of fullback resources, including Kim Young-kwon, Jeong Seung-hyun, Lim Jong-eun, and Kim Ki-hee, as well as fullbacks, such as Kim Tae-hwan, Seol Young-woo, Lee Myung-jae, and Cho Hyeon-taek. If you switch to a three-back, you can double their utilization. In the 42nd minute of the second half of the day, Ulsan Lee Myeong-jae’s mid-range shot was slightly diverted by Yun Il-rok to score the winning goal.
It is not possible to be full on the first drink, but it is an experimental stage in preparation for the opening of the K-League. Director Hong Myung-bo was also satisfied. “It was the first game, so I focused on winning, and I won. The start was good,” he said. “Compared to the training time, the combination of new players was good.” Coach Hong also added, “I prepared only one or two things about the organizational aspect, overall movement when defending, possession of the ball in attack, and at what timing to make a forward penetration. It takes a little more time, but I played the first game well.” . 안전놀이터
Ulsan started field training in Portugal on the 21st of last month. Following the match against Brentford B, on the 6th at 10:00 pm, the second match will be played against Denmark’s FC Mittwillan at the Algarve Stadium. Coach Hong, who has finished the warm-up, plans to speed up the strengthening of the organization. Following the match against FC Mittwillan, Ulsan will end the Portuguese training session with the last game against Lyngbi BK on the 10th. Ulsan will return to Korea on the 12th and prepare for the opening game at the clubhouse.
Ulsan, which is challenging for the top spot in the K-League for two consecutive years, will have its first match of the season against Jeonbuk Hyundai, the FA Cup champions, at Ulsan World Cup Stadium on the 25th at 2:00 pm.