Ulsan Hyundai has to play the derby with Kim Young-kwon’s vacancy. It is important for Jeonbuk Hyundai to win the victory by digging into the gap where Kim Young-kwon was missing.안전놀이터
Ulsan and Jeonbuk will face off in the 27th round of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ held at Munsu World Cup Stadium in Ulsan at 7:00 pm on the 19th. Currently, Ulsan is 1st in the league with 57 points, and Jeonbuk is 3rd with 41 points.
The 111th Hyundai in total is the Derby and the third Hyundai this season is the Derby. In the previous two matches, Ulsan and Jeonbuk both won each other at home. This season, the gap between Ulsan and Jeonbuk widened from the beginning, and we couldn’t see Ulsan and Jeonbuk competing for the championship, but both games drew cheers from fans with the heat of the game, which is currently called the K-League’s best rival derby.
Because the difference between the two teams is 16 points, this derby is less tense than last season, but the importance of the game itself is not diminished. As always, the Hyundai derby is an important match for both teams.
First, Ulsan needs a change of atmosphere. Ulsan has only won 1 win in the last 5 games, and in particular, in the previous game, the Gangwon FC expedition, they lost to Gangwon in 11 years and lowered their heads. In addition, he was criticized by public opinion for creating various noises outside the stadium. Ulsan needs to win the rivalry with Jeonbuk to bring back good flow like it did at the beginning of the season.
Jeonbuk intends to continue the current atmosphere in the rivalry as well. Jeonbuk, which hovered in the mid-lower ranks at the beginning of the season, raised its ranking to third place after Dan Petrescu took over as head coach, taking care of both performance and results unlike before. Although they were tied in the home game against Suwon Samsung earlier, Jeonbuk’s picture is to start their undefeated streak again with a win against Ulsan.
Both teams play with veteran centre-backs vacant. Hyundai must play the derby without Kim Young-kwon from Ulsan and Hong Jeong-ho from Jeonbuk. Kim Yeong-kwon received his fifth yellow card of the season against Gangwon, and due to the accumulation of warnings, Hyundai could not participate in the derby. Hong Jeong-ho received two warnings in the match against Suwon and was sent off, so he cannot play against Ulsan.
The urgent side is Ulsan. Jeonbuk can fill Hong Jeong-ho’s vacancy with Koo Ja-ryong, Jung Tae-wook, and Thomas Petracek, who have joined together in many matches this season, while considering Kim Young-kwon’s influence in Ulsan, Ulsan is likely to feel the gap between the two players more. high. Ulsan quickly allowed a run in the match against Daejeon Hana Citizen, which Kim Young-kwon missed during the game due to injury this season, and while Kim Young-kwon left due to injury, he often showed a disappointing look in terms of rear build-up and defense.
In the Hyundai Derby held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium last June, Ulsan formed the center back line with Jeong Seung-hyun and Kim Ki-hee in place of Kim Young-gwon, who was out due to injury. At that time, Jeonbuk won 2-0 with consecutive goals from Cho Kyu-seong and Moon Seon-min at the end of the second half.
In order for Ulsan to win the Hyundai Derby this time, it is important how to fill the void left by Kim Young-kwon. As coach Hong Myung-bo emphasized, it is important to unite as one team and reverse the atmosphere by winning against rivals. Conversely, the outcome of the game Jeonbuk wants will depend on whether they can attack Ulsan’s defense without Kim Young-kwon using their offense, which is evaluated to have survived after coach Petrescu.