The 2023 season K-League 1 (Part 1), which will start a long journey from the 25th, is attracting attention with match-ups involving various ties from the opening day. In addition to the traditional rivalry, there are also matchups that draw attention as bad relationships.
The official opening match of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 is the Hyundai Derby between Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk Hyundai on the 25th. However, on the 26th, Jeju United-Suwon FC and Daejeon Hana Citizen-Gangwon FC also attract attention with stories and enthusiasm that go beyond ‘Hyundai-ga Derby’.안전놀이터
The keyword for the Jeju-Suwon FC match to be held at the Jeju World Cup Stadium is veteran midfielder Yoon Bitgaram (33). Wearing a Suwon FC uniform after trading with Lee Ki-hyeok last month, he had frequent frictions with coach Nam Ki-il (49) during his time in Jeju, and openly expressed his dissatisfaction after the transfer. Manager Nam said, “I feel sorry for not being able to send (Yoon Bit-garam) to many games. When we explained that it was a matter of communication that our thoughts did not match,” Yoon Bit-garam replied, “You said you were sorry, but I wonder why you couldn’t do that at the time.” Even in the 2021 season, coach Nam showed a sudden action of refusing an official press conference after losing 0-3 in a home game against Suwon FC, so the bad relationship between the two teams is deeply rooted.
The Daejeon Hana-Gangwon match, which will be played at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium, also has a spark of bad luck. This is because of the intentional delay of the game, such as the ball boys of the home team, Gangwon, delivering the ball late in a ball-out situation during the second leg of the K-League promotion playoff (PO) between the two teams at Gangneung Sports Complex in the 2021 season. It happened at a time when Gangwon was ahead, and after the game, Lee Young-pyo, former CEO of Gangwon, and Choi Yong-soo, the former head coach of Gangwon, said, “Home advantage is everywhere in the world,” and the controversy grew. Afterwards, Daejeon Hana goalkeeper Kim Dong-joon expressed his regret about the situation after transferring to Jeju.
sediment remains Daejeon Hana captain Joo Se-jong said, “The ball boy incident left a scar, but it has already passed,” but he is showing strong motivation, saying, “Last year, at the time of promotion PO with Kim Cheon, I made a promise with my colleagues to be promoted to K-League 1 and meet Gangwon again.” . It is interesting whether Daejeon Hana, which returned to the K-League 1 after 8 years, can succeed in revenge.
In addition, the match between FC Seoul and Incheon United, which will be held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 25th, is expected to emit the unique heat of the ‘Gyeongin Derby’.