Ulsan must win Group 5 match against Kawasaki tomorrow to take first place in group
Daegu FC politician against Shandong “Goal for group 1st… Fatigue is not a problem”
(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Hong-seok Ahn = Professional soccer K League 1 Ulsan Hyundai manager Hong Myung-bo vowed to “play with 100% power” for the remaining two matches of the 2022 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) group stage.
Manager Hong emphasized ‘wins’ at a press conference held at Tan Sri Dato Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium in Johor, Malaysia on the 26th, one day before the group I match of Group I against Kawasaki Frontale (Japan).
Ulsan is in third place after Kawasaki Frontale (8 points, Japan) and Johort Darul Takjim (7 points, Malaysia).
Johor and Ulsan are on the same record of 7 points (2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss), and Johor leads in second place according to the winner-win rule.
Ulsan is highly likely to compete for second place if at least one of the remaining two matches is drawn.
In the ACL, only the first-place team advances directly to the round of 16, and the second-place team compares their performance with the second-placed team in other groups to determine whether or not they advance to the round of 16.
Ulsan will face the dark horse Johor after Kawasaki. He has already played two games against his underdog, Guangzhou FC.
It is like walking on a thorny road in the fog.
“It will be two important games for our team,” Hong said.
Ulsan took a 1-0 lead in the first leg against Kawasaki and equalized in extra time in the second half.
Manager Hong said, “The game starts and ends with a whistle. In the meantime, everything happens as a game.” He urged the players to keep their concentration until the end.
Center back Kim Young-kwon, who attended the press conference together, said, “I should have predicted and reacted to what would happen with the players until the end, but it’s a pity that I couldn’t.” .
Game 5 between Ulsan and Kawasaki kicks off at 6 pm on the 27th.
Other K-League teams are also struggling greatly in this group stage, which is being held in the hot weather of Southeast Asia.
Daegu FC will play the 5th game against Shandong Taishan (China) at Buri Ram Stadium, Thailand at 11 pm on the 27th.
Daegu also needs to win both Game 5 and Game 6 against Lion City (Singapore) in order to take first place in the group with peace of mind.
Daegu coach Alexander Gama said, “The players know how important the remaining two games are. I plan to pour 100% into the remaining matches.”
A Daegu striker politician said, “It’s physically difficult to play once every three days, but fatigue isn’t a big deal because the goal is to advance to the round of 16 as the first in the group.”
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