Hwang Seok-ho, Who is About to Debut in The K-League, Focuses on Derby is a War

I always think ‘Derby is a war.

Ulsan HD’s new central defender Hwang Seok-ho is set to make his late K-League debut.

After playing at Daegu University, Hwang started his professional career at Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the J-League. He then played at Kashima Antlers Japan, Tianjin Teda China, Shimizu S Pulse Japan, and Sagan Tosu Japan.

He has won the J-League title three times and also won the J-League Super Cup and the Japanese King’s Cup. Analysts say that he is a player who knows how to win the championship.

Ulsan coach Hong Myung-bo first developed relationship with the Korean national team by age. In 2012, he won the bronze medal at the London Olympics. Since then, he has been called to the A team as well. Not only central defenders but also side defenders and defensive midfielders can play.

“I’ve never played in the K-League. I’ve played against teams in the K-League through the AFC Champions League, but this is the first time I’ve played against teams in the K-League,” Hwang said. “I wanted to play for a strong team before joining Ulsan. I really wanted to experience winning the title from a winning team.” 토토사이트 추천

As for his relationship with coach Hong Myung-bo, he said, “I only talked on the phone lightly after the transfer was decided, and we talked about various things after joining Ulsan,” adding, “I was worried a lot, but now I have changed. All I have to do is focus on soccer. I am not thinking about anything else.”

He also explained, “The coach is a veteran player and asked me to give various advice to young players. I want to help as well as performance because there are talented and likely players.”

Hwang is facing a strong rivalry in his debut match in the K-League. Hwang also had various experiences in Japan.

Ulsan will play the “East Coast Derby” against the Pohang Steelers in Ulsan on March 1.

Ulsan and Pohang represented Korean soccer last season.

Ulsan, which won 23 games in 38 games in the 2023 season, has won 12 consecutive K-League titles, the top professional soccer league in Korea.

Pohang also won the Korea Football Association FA Cup currently Korea Cup, the top tournament of Korean soccer, which encompasses professional and amateur players.

Pohang, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, increased its total number of FA Cup wins to five, moving to joint first place with Jeonbuk Hyundai and Suwon Samsung.

The two teams are also considered rivals in the history of the K-League. The “East Coast Derby,” the showdown between the two teams, is the league’s main rival, and a fierce battle takes place every time.

Ulsan had two wins and two draws in four matches last season. However, the matches that Ulsan won were also fierce, with only one goal difference.
“When I was playing in Japan, I experienced a lot of rivalries,” Hwang said. “In particular, the Shizuoka Derby was like a war,” adding, “In Shimizu, ‘Derby is a war.’ I heard that Cho Jae-jin said that. The war begins with the opening game. If I play my role well, other players don’t have to worry. I’m sure I can make better results.”

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