Reporter Ahn Young-joon = The relationship between K-League 1 Yanggang Jeonbuk Hyundai and Ulsan Hyundai, which are colliding from the opening game of the new season, is already heating up.
The Korea Professional Football Federation (KFA) announced on the 13th, “On February 25th, at 2:00 pm, Ulsan and Jeonbuk will hold the opening game of the 2023 K League 1 at Munsu Stadium in Ulsan.”
The two teams are already rivals, but the new season is bound to be more intense. This is because both Ulsan, who wants to enjoy the top for a longer period of time, and Jeonbuk, who wants to recapture it as soon as possible, are looking forward to the 2023 season, as Ulsan overtook Jeonbuk, which was aiming for a six-game losing streak last season, and won the championship for the first time in 17 years.
In particular, Jeonbuk plans to use Amano and Lee Dong-jun, who were active in Ulsan, as spearheads to recapture the summit, so the clash between the two teams in the new season cannot be without sparks. 메이저놀이터
It was already an exciting confrontation, but something happened to pour oil and fan it.
There was a noise in the process of Japanese midfielder Amano leaving Ulsan and transferring to Jeonbuk, because Amano and Ulsan coach Hong Myung-bo are fighting a fierce battle of nerves.
Coach Hong Myung-bo said of Amano, “I said that money was not important to me, but in the end I lied and moved to Jeonbuk because of money.”
Amano did not back down either. He even accompanied a personal interpreter, saying, “I respect director Hong Myung-bo, but when I heard about it through the article, I was shocked and disappointed.”
They have different interests over the timing of transfer negotiations, etc., but it is unlikely that the conflict will be resolved easily when only hearing the stories of the two sides.
Manager Hong Myung-bo said, “Even if Amano leaves, our team will have no problem.” Amano said, “I will now play for Jeonbuk’s treble as a Jeonbuk player. Ulsan’s going to be rough (against me) is something I should have handled from the time I moved.” and turned their backs on each other.
It is the opening match of the new season that will be more interesting due to the fierce battle between Ulsan and Jeonbuk in the second round as well as the special reunion between manager Hong Myung-bo and Amano.