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ACL semifinal over Jeonbuk… Ulsan Hong Myung-bo: “An important win in the league competition”

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‘Extension finalist’ Lee Dong-kyung “I’m particularly happy with the goal in Jeonbuk, which was always difficult”

Ulsan manager Hong Myung-bo holds a press conference after the match against Jeonbuk

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(Jeonju = Yonhap News) Reporter Songah Choi = Head coach Hong Myung-bo of Ulsan Hyundai, who held the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) quarter-final match against Jeonbuk Hyundai, who is competing for the championship in the professional soccer K League 1, is competing for the championship in the future. It was also given meaning as an important victory.

At a press conference after the 2021 ACL quarterfinal match against Jeonbuk at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 17th, manager Hong said, “I am happy to have won the victory by not giving up until the end despite very difficult circumstances. It’s a pity, but overall, the players played well.”

On this day, Ulsan faced Jeonbuk 2-2 in the 90 minutes of the first half and then won 3-2 thanks to Lee Dong-kyung’s mid-range shot in the 11th minute of extra time.

Ulsan, which leads Jeonbuk by one point in the K League 1, will not only continue their ACL challenge for the second time in a row, but also lead the atmosphere in the competition for the championship in the future.

In the previous league match earlier this year, Ulsan took the lead with 1 win and 2 draws.

Manager Hong Myung-bo said, “Today’s result was important to both teams for the rest of the league.

He said, “Both teams played good matches. I thought Jeonbuk was a strong team,” he said. “Our players had confidence against Jeonbuk this year, and they did that today. factors were cited.

In terms of performance, he said, “I shared with the players some patterns that Jeonbuk has been good at, and the opponent’s attack route came in predictably,” he said.

However, director Hong shook his head when asked if Ulsan had completely brushed off the ‘Jeonbuk Jinx’. “I don’t think it’s a situation that can be said to be completely brushed off,” he said.

Regarding the expectation of the treble (three wins in the season), manager Hong said calmly, “We just do our best to solve each game in front of us.”

Ulsan will face Pohang on the 20th to advance to the final. The fateful ‘East Coast Derby’ will be played in Jeonju, not the East Coast.

Director Hong predicted, “Recovery is the most important thing. I think the key is how ‘fresh’ you can appear.”

He also said, “I am grateful that Ulsan fans came to the stadium from afar and supported the players a lot today.

Lee Dong-kyung speaking at a press conference after the match against Jeonbuk
Lee Dong-kyung speaking at a press conference after the match against Jeonbuk

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Lee Dong-gyeong, the main character of the winning goal, also expressed great joy in beating Jeonbuk.

Lee Dong-kyung said, “I prepared well to catch a strong team called Jeonbuk, and all the players were united as one and only thought of victory,” he said.

Lee Dong-kyung, who expressed joy with a fierce ceremony, explained, “I tasted pain in the FA Cup last year, and I always played difficult games against Jeonbuk.

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