Ulsan Hyundai, aiming to become the Asian champion for the first time in four years, pledged to win against BG Pathum.
will play the first match of Group I of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) 2023-2024 group stage against BG Pathum at Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium at 7 p.m. on the 19th (Korean time). ACL will be held in the spring season starting this season. It starts in the fall and ends in the spring of next year.
Ulsan, last season’s K League 1 champion, is aiming to win the championship for the first time in four years since 2020. In addition to Pathum, Ulsan will face Kawashiki Frontale and Johor Takzim. Ulsan’s recent performance and results are not good, and if the league and ACL are played simultaneously, physical strength problems may arise. Still, you can’t miss the ACL. Ulsan plans to fight for the ACL with all its might. Winning the first game, against Pathum, is important.
Coach Hong Myung-bo said, “We will play our first ACL game tomorrow. The opponent is a very good team. We met (the opponent) two years ago, and several players remain. We are in the middle of the season. We will play well not only in the ACL results, but also in the K-League, which continues again. “I will do my best to continue the trend,” he said.
When asked to compare past performances, he said, “The game two years ago was away. Several players who played against each other back then are still there (in the Pathum team). I think the current strength is better because good players have joined. Now the competition is home and away. “It will progress. In that sense, we will definitely win the first game at home,” he said.토토사이트
He continued, “We are stagnant in the league. On the contrary, I want to turn ACL into a game that can lead to an upward trend in the remaining league through the game. I will definitely win so that we can have a good trend in tomorrow’s game and the games against Suwon FC and Pohang.”
Regarding Pathum, “I was proud when Ulsan Hyundai won the Champions League. I was proud to be a member of Ulsan Hyundai. I am motivated every game. I played with BG Pathum two years ago, but I think they are a good team. “We watched the full game and analyzed it well. We will do our best to bring about the results we want in tomorrow’s game,” he said.
Lastly, “In my first year as Ulsan coach, I stayed in the semifinals, and last year I stayed in the preliminary round. I had a clear goal last year, so I didn’t care (about the ACL results). Of course, the season is coming to an end. ACL is a new start. It’s a different form than before.” C. Next, there is an important match (meaning) as the first match to start next year’s season is the ACL. It is important to calculate these aspects well and pass the preliminary rounds that take place until this year. It is a good and honorable thing to be a leader in the ACL. “It is a different type of season, but I will do my best to achieve good results,” he said.
Jo Hyun-woo, who participated in the press conference with coach Hong Myung-bo, said, “This is the first ACL game I was looking forward to. I’m really looking forward to it. I hope both teams enjoy it and finish well without injuries. Many Ulsan fans come to the stadium to cheer on each home game. “I will bring both results and results,” he said, promising victory.