Pohang GO Young-joon, who cheers up when he sees a tiger, “You must never lose to Ulsan”
- on Apr 23, 2023
The standard of the U-22스포츠토토 card and Pohang Steelers ace Ko Yeong-jun flew again in the East Coast Derby.
Ko Young-jun struggled with Ulsan Hyundai and Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 8th round, which was held at Munsu Soccer Stadium at 4:30 pm on the 22nd, scoring multiple goals.
It was overshadowed by the team’s 2-2 draw, but it stood out. On September 11 last year, an equalizer at the Tiger’s Cave prepared the foundation for a 2-1 come-from-behind victory. It exploded again this time.
Koh Young-jun, who we met at the scene, said, “I played the East Coast Derby undefeated, but it’s a pity that I was winning and then tied. I feel like I’ve lost.” He couldn’t hide his bitterness.
It is especially strong in Ulsan. After penetrating behind the opening goal in the first half, he beat goalkeeper Cho Hyeon-woo to finish, and shook the enemy’s net with a powerful shot in the second half. It was a plate that showed all the advantages.
When asked what kind of existence Ulsan is to him, Ko Young-jun said, “I watched the East Coast Derby while I was a Pohang youth since elementary school. He played Gyeonggi-do when he was young. I have thought that Ulsan is a team that cannot be defeated since I was in the 5th and 6th grade of elementary school,” he said. When I prepare for the East Coast Derby, I just think that I have to win. Even if the composition of the players changes, the coach always emphasizes it. A lot of fans come to visit us, so all members are determined not to lose.”
Youngjun Ko is one of the most trusted and used Pohang Mountains. He currently shines the brightest among the 22-year-old players in the K-League. Pohang has been using the system most efficiently by polishing these stones well since childhood. Director Kim Ki-dong poured out praises until his mouth was dry.
In response, Ko Young-jun said, “I am always grateful to the director for trusting and appointing me. He ordered me to relax before this game. Rather than thinking that he had to put it in when shooting, he kicked it according to the course,” he said, recalling the secret of his great success and the goal scene.