It was an obvious loss, a 2-3 defeat in front of 12,000 home fans. However, the Suwon Samsung supporters continued to encourage the players by singing ‘My Love, My Suwon’ even after the final whistle.
When interviewed after the game, Suwon coach Kim Byung-soo and captain Lee Ki-jae both talked about their hopes for the future rather than their regrets for the loss.
It was Suwon Samsung who talked about ‘hope’ without feeling like they had lost.
Suwon Samsung lost 2-3 at home to Ulsan Hyundai in the 14th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2023 at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, on March 21.
Ulsan took the lead through a Rubik’s Cube goal in the fifth minute of the first half, but three minutes later, in the eighth minute of the first half, Ahn Byung-joon tied the score at 1-1 following a free kick by Lee Ki-je. Kim Young-kwon made it 2-1 in the 40th minute with a mid-range shot reminiscent of Hong Myung-bo’s playing days, but Suwon captain Lee Ki-jae scored from a free kick 16 minutes into the second half to make it 2-2. In the 40th minute, Martin Adam converted a penalty kick following a defensive error by Suwon defender Lee Sang-min to give Ulsan a 3-2 victory over Suwon, who fought hard to hold on. 메이저사이트
The win was Ulsan’s second six-game unbeaten streak of the season after 14 rounds, consolidating their dominance atop the standings.
Suwon, on the other hand, failed to break through. Eight points from 14 games. Three points behind 11th-place Gangwon FC. The team’s honor as the most decorated FA Cup winners in history has been tarnished this season, with Lee Byung-geun stepping down and Kim Byung-soo taking over as head coach, and they still have a long way to go.
Despite the loss, the mood at the Suwon World Cup Stadium was not gloomy. Even after the final whistle, Suwon supporters sang a song with the words “I love Suwon” to encourage the team.