Following last year, Ulsan and Jeonbuk, who are considered strong contenders for the championship this year, engaged in a battle of nerves even before the start of the season.토토사이트
On the 20th, at the ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 Opening Media Day’ held at The-K Hotel in Yangjae-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, the captains of both Ulsan and Jeonbuk, who will compete for the championship trophy, predicted a fierce season.
In response to the question asking which team he would like to win 3 times on the day, Jeong Seung-hyeon, captain of the team of defending champion Ulsan, said, “Of course it is Jeonbuk. I want to win,” he replied.
Then Jeonbuk’s captain Jeong-ho Hong responded, “We also want to pick Ulsan (an opponent we want to win 3 times). It would be great if we could win 3 against Ulsan. I think we can win the championship if we win 3 times.”
While predicting a fierce competition to win, both sides also showed respect for the other. When asked by the host whether they would like to hold a ‘Guard of Honor’ (an event in which the opposing team line up and applaud when the winning team enters) prior to the start of the opening match, Hong Jeong-ho said, “(Jeonbuk) players did not discuss it,” but “We won the championship. I think it’s right for us to do it as much as we received applause when we did it. I think the winning team should be congratulated.”
In response, Jeong Seung-hyun expressed his will, saying, “I will be grateful if I receive applause,” but “I have to focus on the game rather than receiving applause. I definitely want to win (in the opening match).”
Ulsan and Jeonbuk, two of the K-League 1’s absolute top two teams and candidates for the championship, will play the opening game of the 2023 season at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium at 2:00 p.m. on the 25th. Last year, Ulsan took the lead with 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in four head-to-head matches.