With Joo Min-gyu and others at the forefront, they aim for Johor’s net
and seek to avenge last season’s two losses.
Pohang, Jeonbuk, and Incheon are also in the ACL group stage.
Pro Football K-League 1 Ulsan Hyundai is aiming for a turnaround in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) match against Johor (Malaysia).
Ulsan will play the third match of the 2023-2024 ACL Group I against Johor at Munsu Soccer Stadium at 7 p.m. on the 24th. Ulsan, who is currently recording 1 win and 1 loss, has the same 3 points as Johor, but is in 3rd place, one goal behind in goals scored. We aim for a higher ranking by winning this day’s game.
However, it is not expected to be easy for Ulsan, who is suffering from a goal drought, to get three points against Johor.
Ulsan has not scored in four games, including league and ACL, since winning 3-2 against Suwon FC in round 31 on September 24. After the Suwon FC match, he did not score a goal in games against Pohang Steelers (0-0 draw), Kawasaki Frontale (Japan, 0-1 loss), and Incheon United (0-0 draw).카지노사이트
Then, in the first game of the final round on the 21st, against Gwangju FC, they failed to score a goal and lost 0-1. They have the best offensive line in the league, including Joo Min-gyu, Lee Dong-kyung, Martin Adam, and Eom Won-sang, but they are having a hard time due to the blunt end of their sword.
Coach Hong Myung-bo held an official press conference a day before the game on the 23rd, saying, “Players need to have confidence and an attitude of taking on challenges even if they make mistakes. It is an important time for the team. We need to win tomorrow’s game to raise the mood and potential of our players.” “It is necessary,” he said, expressing trust in the players.
This match against Johor not only contains the keyword ‘resolving the goal drought’ but also revenge.
Ulsan, who was placed in a group with Johor in the ACL last season, lost both home and away games by a score of 1-2. As a result, they finished third in their group and failed to advance to the round of 16. Through this game, I was determined to repay the humiliation I suffered back then.
Goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo, who was present at the press conference as a key player along with Coach Hong, said, “After experiencing the team called Johor last year, I know that Johor is a team with great counterattacks and speed.”
He added, “I prepared for tomorrow’s game by talking thoroughly with my teammates yesterday and today, who had the same experience as me. I will harass my opponent with leisurely play so that I can win in front of my home fans.”
On the 24th, not only Ulsan but also Pohang will play the ACL schedule. On the same day, at 7 p.m., they will face Urawa Reds, who are in Group J, in an away trip to Japan.
Pohang is currently in first place in the group with two consecutive wins in the group stage, and Urawa is in second place with one win and one draw. A fierce battle for the lead is expected.
The next day, on the 25th, Jeonbuk Hyundai invites Lion City (Singapore) to their home at 7 p.m. to play the third game of the Group F group stage. Both teams are in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, with 1 win and 1 loss, so they need a win.
At the same time, Incheon United plays Group G against Shandong Taishan (China) at home. Incheon, ranked 1st in the group with 2 consecutive wins, is trying to solidify its lead by overtaking Shandong, which is 3rd in the group with 1 win and 1 loss.