Hong Yun-sang, who led Pohang to victory, said, “The East Coast derby is more important than any final.”

Hong Yun-sang, a former member of Pohang Youth, said, “It’s amazing that ‘goodbye’ rings during the game.”

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Pro soccer K-League 1 Pohang Steelers striker Hong Yun-sang emphasized that the ‘East Coast Derby’ against Ulsan HD is a more important game than a regular final.

Pohang defeated Ulsan 2-1 in the Hana Bank K-League 1 2024 20th round home game held at Pohang Steel Yard in Gyeongbuk on the 30th.

Less than two minutes into the game, Hong Yun-sang completely broke Ulsan’s momentum.

Kim In-seong connected a cross from the right side with a non-stop shot with his right foot, opening the goal for Ulsan, which was guarded by national team goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo.

Thanks to Hong Yun-sang’s performance, Pohang smiled for the first time in two years in the East Coast derby held at home. Before this game, the last time Pohang defeated Ulsan at home was a 2-0 win on July 2, 2022.

When Lee Ho-jae scored an additional goal to make the team 2-0 ahead in just 19 minutes of the first half, Pohang fans celebrated by singing Ulsan’s iconic cheering song, “Goodbye.”

As the final whistle blew, confirming the 2-1 victory, the jubilant atmosphere was enjoyed as they sang ‘Goodbye’ once again.

Hong Yoon-sang, whom we met at the joint press area after the match, said, “The East Coast Derby is a more valuable match than any final,” and “As a player from Pohang Youth, I am very happy and honored to have been able to score in this match.” 슬롯사이트

He added, “Since I joined last year, we haven’t won an East Coast derby. There were a lot of disappointing games, so today’s win feels special.”

Hong Yun-sang, who looked back and said that the scene where ‘Goodbye’ was sung during the game was particularly impressive, laughed and said, “It was amazing to be able to hear such a song even though it wasn’t even 20 minutes in the first half. It was even more amazing because I knew the meaning of the song.”

Regarding this, coach Park Tae-ha said, “It made my hair stand on end. I wish I didn’t sing that kind of song,” and added, “I can’t help but pay attention to the players playing on the field as well. It’s something that can affect their performance.”

Hong Yun-sang said, “It is true that it is a burden on the players. I think the coach said so because we conceded another goal later,” but added, “On the other hand, it could be a situation that breaks the morale of the opposing team.” .

Pohang (10 wins, 7 draws, 3 losses, 37 points), who added 3 points with the win on this day, was closely chasing second place Ulsan (11 wins, 5 draws, 4 losses, 38 points).

They also narrowed the point gap with Gimcheon (11 wins, 6 draws, 3 losses, 39 points), which rose to the top after beating Daegu FC 2-0 the previous day. They currently have the fewest losses among the 12 teams, along with Gimcheon.

Hong Yun-sang explained, “We have become a team that never loses, and this is 100% thanks to the coach. He gives infinite trust to the players and pays attention to both tactical and psychological aspects, which is a great help to the game.”

He added, “Our goal is to finish the season on the highest possible level for our team. If we can even win the championship, that would be great.” 파친코사이트

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