Lee Dong-kyung, a trainee who captured Hong Myung-bo, said, “Ulsan is the team that every player wants.”

April 29, 2024 | by

“Currently, it is difficult to find a player with better form than Lee Dong-kyung in our team. I am sad and grateful that he is leaving, and I hope he will continue to maintain this performance even when he goes to Gimcheon Sangmu. I hope he will advance to a higher level. It was only a little over three years ago that I spent time with Lee, and I loved it. I am proud that I was Lee’s coach.”

It’s a comment from Hong Myung-bo, the director of “Teacher.”

Lee Dong-kyung, a “principal” who became the ace of Ulsan HD, said she would return from her military career in good health with a brilliant memory as if overwhelmed with emotion.

Ulsan gave up the first goal in the ninth round of Hana Bank’s K League 1 2024 at 4:30 p.m. on the 28th at Munsu Football Stadium, but Kelvin, Lee Dong-kyung and Um Won-sang scored consecutive goals to win 3-1 over Jeju United.

On the day, Ulsan shook off its disappointment of failing to advance to the finals of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) and continued its third consecutive win in the league. While playing one game less than other teams, Ulsan scored 17 points to form the lead with Gimcheon Sangmu (19 points) and Pohang Steelers (18 points).

Lee Dong-kyung exploded again. He got a pass from Joo Min-gyu in the 17th minute of the second half when the score was tied 1-1, and scored a goal through a left-footed shot from the opponent team’s penalty box. He added one goal and one assist, and continued his impressive offensive point streak of seven goals and five assists in eight league games. He will enter the training camp for basic military training today (June 29). Ulsan also has to say “Bye for a moment” with full of regret. Now it is time to become a trainee.

Lee Dong-kyung was not given as much press conference time as usual because of her admission. “I’m very happy to win my last match,” he said with a smile.

After scoring the goal, he saluted his teammates including Joo Min-kyu. When asked if he had prepared, he said, “I just followed along because the players were doing it.” When asked how he felt, he said, “Of course, I have to go. I don’t feel anything special. My biggest goal is to do well and become a good player.” 스포츠토토
Coach Hong Myung-bo confessed on the day, “I asked him, ‘Why don’t you spend some time with your family during this game (against Jeju)?’ but he expressed his will to play until the end. He has shaved his head short.”

He made the right choice. The decision resulted in content and results that both the coach and the players were satisfied with.

Lee Dong-kyung said, “Personally, I wanted to do it until the end. I hope my family also does it until the end. The coach gave me an opportunity. I will prepare to do well there.”

He also spoke about manager Hong Myung-bo’s comment, “I’m proud that I was the coach of Lee Dong-kyung.”

Lee Dong-kyung said, “I have learned a lot and grown up. Ulsan is a good team that all players want to come to. I was happy to learn from the coach,” adding, “Because of the nature of Gimcheon, many players come and go. I will make good memories with my comrades who are going with me and try to make Gimcheon produce the best results,” adding, “I will try to become a manly figure after the basic military training.”


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