Fantastic ‘K League debut goal’ that even surprised me… Ulsan Kim Yeong-kwon “First mid-range score in a pro”
“This is the first time I scored a goal with a mid-range shot in a pro.”
Ulsan Hyundai, led by coach Hong Myung-bo, won 3-2 in an away game against Suwon Samsung in the 14th round of the ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ held at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 21st. Ulsan (37 points), who succeeded in winning six games in a row, widened the gap with the second place to 13 points.
Defender Kim Young-kwon started the game that day and played a full-time role. He also tasted his K-League debut goal. In the 40th minute of the first half when the score was 1-1, Kim Yeong-gwon slowly came over to the Suwon camp. And when the space opened, he started the scorer with a thunderbolt-like left-footed mid-range shot. Kim Young-kwon, who settled on the K-League stage last season, scored his first goal in 50 matches.
Coach Hong joked after the game, “I think I was kicked because there was no place to give it,” but “Kim Young-kwon’s strengths are his passing and kicking power. Before the game, he asked to be conscious of the shot. He made a good shot with good judgment.”안전놀이터
Kim Young-kwon said, “Since the Suwon players got off and defended, there was no space behind them. He got closer and closer to the penalty box and came out of range to shoot. I think it went in by luck,” he said. “The moment I got hit, it felt soft and good. He shot and (even himself) was surprised,” he laughed.
Kim Young-kwon is not a player who scores many goals even for a defender. He also occasionally scores goals from set pieces on the national soccer team. However, this is the first time he has scored on a professional level with a mid-range shot. Kim Young-kwon said, “I always work with the thought of helping the team. It leads to the goal, so the feeling is new. His colleagues also congratulated him a lot.”
However, the 2 set piece allowed by Suwon is a part that needs to be pointed out. Coach Hong also said, “It’s unfortunate that we lost two runs with set pieces.” Kim Young-kwon also said, “I am happy to win in a difficult expedition. However, the victory should not be forgotten by two set-piece runs. have to go over The other party did well, but I think we also have problems. We will look back on the game and find a way to reduce the number of runs.”