Daejeon Hana Citizen, who is strong in the home, is going to stop Ulsan Hyundai’s winning streak in first place.
Daejeon Hana Citizen will play Ulsan Hyundai at 4:30 pm on the 16th at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium in the 7th round of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’. Currently, Daejeon is 4th in the league (11 points) with 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss from 6 matches.
It is a battle aimed at reversing the atmosphere. Daejeon, which returned to the K-League 1 stage after 8 years this season, created a sensation at the beginning of the season and showed a good flow. They went undefeated in 5 matches (3 wins, 2 draws), including a 2-0 win against Gangwon FC. However, in the last 6 rounds, I suffered the first loss of this season. Daejeon, which left Suwon FC away, took the lead with Lee Hyun-sik’s long-range goal in the 4th minute of the first half. Even until the 15th minute of the second half, Thiago, the “Jupo”, scored multiple goals, leading 3-1. However, they lost after conceding consecutive runs. Daejeon defeated the Geoje Citizen Soccer Team 4-1 by forming a line-up with team B players while giving key players a break during the FA Cup match during the week. Amidst a successful rotation, he laid the foundation for a rebound.
Now, Daejeon faces Ulsan, who are currently leading the league. Ulsan is showing off the face of the defending champion by winning all 6 matches after the opening. However, Daejeon has shown a stronger appearance than any other team at home. Since July 2021, they have been undefeated in 23 home games in a row (16 wins, 7 draws), and are running first in the sector with Ulsan. Since then, Daejeon, which started the ‘invincible’ march again from the 35th round of last season, has not lost for 9 games (6 wins, 3 draws) so far this season. In the last 33 games held at home, they have 22 wins, 10 draws and 1 loss. Daejeon is determined to end Ulsan’s solo system with home strength.
There is another reason to be confident ahead of the Ulsan game. Daejeon has a strong firepower, scoring 14 points in 6 league games so far. There are more goals than leading Ulsan (13 points). Daejeon is enjoying goals in all games except for the match against Pohang Steelers in the 3rd round. He scored 3 points per game in 4 of those games. At the center is striker Thiago. Thiago scored 19 goals in 37 K-League 2 matches last year. The flow continues to the 1st division. He has already joined the competition for the top scorer with 4 goals, including a multi-goal against Suwon FC. Here, Lee Jin-hyun and Leandro are ranked 1st and 2nd in the league help rankings, respectively, with 1 goal and 4 assists and 1 goal and 3 assists.
However, in order to win against Ulsan, tension in the defensive area should not be relaxed. As long as they gave up 5 runs in the last match against Suwon FC, they need to maintain their concentration this time. To this end, the role of Cho Yu-min is important. Cho Yoo-min joined Daejeon last season and played in 35 K-League 2 matches, playing an active role as a key defender for the team. In particular, he showed his presence as a ‘goal-scoring defender’ without regret by scoring 7 goals, and thanks to these performances, he was selected for the Korean national football team. In addition, Cho Yu-min, who took the captaincy upon joining the team, played the role of a locker room leader with excellent defensive reading skills. This season, too, he is leading the team as a key player on the defensive line. Cho Yoo-min’s scoring instinct has already been verified, but in this game, it is time to show the true value of Cho Yoo-min, the ‘center of defense’. 토토사이트
Coach Lee Min-seong said ahead of the match against Ulsan, “Ulsan has been running a winning streak in six games this season and is continuing a good flow like a defending champion. We have been playing on an equal footing. Our players obviously have potential and confidence, so we will do our best to show a good game to our home fans.”