Ulsan Director Hong Myung-bo emphasized’Asia Representative’… FIFA also lights up a new challenge

ACL Champion Ulsan, Mexico Tigres and FIFA Club World Cup First Edition on the 4th

Director Hong Myung-bo debuted as the K-League command tower

Hong Myung-bo, Ulsan Hyundai director.

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Jinnam Bae = The International Football Federation (FIFA) highlighted coach Hong Myung-bo (52), who took the baton of Asian professional football champion Ulsan Hyundai and stood at the new starting line.

FIFA posted an interview with manager Hong Myung-bo on its website on the 3rd (KST) ahead of the first match of the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup.

Ulsan, who competes in the Club World Cup as a championship team of the Asian Football Federation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) last year, at 11 p.m. on the 4th, at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar (CONCACAF) Champions League champions Tigres UANL (Mexico) is the first match of the tournament.

This tournament is the debut stage played by coach Hong as the K-League Team Love Tower.

First of all, FIFA said, “Hong Myung-bo is no stranger to the FIFA tournament,” and said, “As a Korean national team, he participated in four World Cups, including Korea-Japan. As a coach, Korea’s 2009 FIFA Under 20 (U-23) World Cup He introduced that he led the quarterfinals and won the first medal (bronze medal) in Korean football history at the 2012 London Olympics.”

He added, “After the 2014 Brazil World Cup national team command tower, this time as Ulsan coach, I went to the Club World Cup and returned to the FIFA tournament.”

FIFA highlights Ulsan coach Hong Myung-bo.
FIFA highlights Ulsan coach Hong Myung-bo.

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In an interview with FIFA, Hong said, “I’ve been back as a leader after a long time,” and “I look forward to building up a team with high-quality players and meeting the expectations of our fans.”

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“The K-League is Korea’s top league, and Ulsan is the best team in Asia.” He said, “My ambition here is to make the most of my previous experiences and achieve good results. I will fight for the club’s honor and development, not for personal purposes.” Revealed.

Coach Hong, who was the first in the K-League Command Tower, said, “My mission is clear and simple,” and “to win the K-League championship.”

He said, “Ulsan fans are hungry for winning the K-League when 2005 was the last year,” he said. “This motivates me. I want to complete that mission and quench fans’ thirst for winning.”

Coach Hong mentioned the fact that Ulsan used to show high-quality football for the past two years and still couldn’t cross the last hurdle, and also evaluated that the team’s’winning mentality’ was revived by winning the ACL last year.

There was not much time to prepare for this Club World Cup in Ulsan, which ended last season in December with the ACL victory.

However, Hong emphasized, “We came here on behalf of Korea and Asia, not Ulsan.”

Regarding the first match against Tigres, he said, “I want to have a good match against the strongest players in North and Central America.” We made a release card.

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