The defense collapsed when Ulsan Hyundai’s iron man Kim Young-kwon went down.
Ulsan Hyundai is hosting Daejeon Hana Citizen in the 15th round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 at 7 p.m. on Aug. 28 at Ulsan Munsoo World Cup Stadium.
Kim Young-kwon started the match. Kim Young-kwon has started every game Ulsan has played. Born in 1990, he is at an age where he needs to manage his fitness, but he continues to start full-time and is responsible for the Ulsan backline. He has been praised for his experience and solid wall-like defense. In addition to leading the defense, he has also been involved in the buildup, keeping opposing attackers at bay, and participating in the buildup, revealing the qualities of a top K League 1 center back and a national team defender.
In the last match against Suwon Samsung, he scored a stunning mid-range goal. After being rested for the FA Cup in midweek, Kim started against Daejeon. Ulsan took the initiative and scored the first goal in the 20th minute when Lee Myung-jae’s corner kick was headed in by Kim Min-duk.
After the goal, Kim Young-kwon collapsed. After collapsing in the halfway line, Kim was unable to get up for a while and was stretchered off. However,안전놀이터 he said he was fine and walked off the field on his own, and was soon reinserted. Then, during an Ulsan counterattack, he went down again. He covered his face and complained of the injury and said he couldn’t play.
Kim walked off the field with his head down. Without Kim Young-kwon, Leandro scored the equalizer. Ulsan brought on Jung Seung-hyun to fill the void of Kim Young-kwon. The sudden absence of Kim Young-kwon was huge. Ulsan gave up another goal to Masa in the 32nd minute of the first half.
It didn’t end there, as they gave Leandro space in the back, which led to Masa’s goal. With Kim Young-kwon out, Ulsan conceded three goals in the first half alone. It’s important to note that Ulsan is the lowest conceding team in the K League 1.
Ulsan will need to find a reliable way to counter Daejeon’s counterattacks when they switch defenses at halftime.