We shook off the hangover from the last game. It was a dramatic come-from-behind victory.
Ulsan Hyundai defeated Suwon FC 3-1 in the 17th round of the Hana WonQ K League 1 2023 at Suwon Sports Complex at 4:30 p.m. on June 6. The result leaves Ulsan with 13 wins, two draws, two losses and 41 points, 12 points clear of second-place Jeju United. Suwon FC remained in ninth place with five wins, three draws and nine losses and 18 points.
In the post-match press conference, head coach Hong Myung-bo said, “It was a tough game. The biggest problem was to recover from the loss against Jeonbuk Hyundai. We conceded in the first half. I wanted the defeat to stay with us until the first half. In the second half, I told them to play our game. As a result, we scored and won. I feel like we’re back on track. I want to thank the players for giving their best until the end.”
The K League 1 leaders showed their class. Ulsan conceded an early goal to Yoon Beom-garam in the first half to go down 0-1. From there, they continued to push Suwon FC in search of a goal. It wasn’t until the 25th minute of the second half that Martin Adam equalized.
They remained focused until the final whistle. Ulsan slowly turned the game around. In the 43rd minute, Lee In-gyu slotted home with his right foot from a corner kick. Bako added a third goal for Ulsan just before the end of the second half to complete the 3-1 victory.
Head coach Hong Myung-bo said, “I felt like we were slow to react in the first half. The atmosphere on the field was chaotic. It was a difficult period overall, but we only conceded one goal. We had a chance to recover in the second half. It was a very motivating game for the players.”
On Ataru, he added: “We had some injuries and acclimatization issues. We knew Ataru had a role to play today. It would have been nice for him to come on and score. Even though he didn’t score, he showed a good performance.”
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The team was unperturbed by the continuous concessions. “Once you score a goal, you can only keep scoring goals. We have to keep improving. We’ve played one game and now we have an A-match break. We’ll take the time to prepare,” he added.
During the first half, Hong received a yellow card for protesting the referee. “There was some ambiguity in the call. I talked about it. I don’t like to talk about refereeing decisions,” he added.