“I’ll give you a round of applause, 3 wins are ours” vs “Thank you, but this year’s championship is also ours”

 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.

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