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“Part 2 will be tough…I think there will be a lot of competition and I will prepare well”

‘Mulhwang’ Suwon Samsung Mulwich “Part 2 is rough…Competition Mulwich (Suwon Samsung) showed its dominant presence.

Suwon Samsung, led by head coach Yi Ki-hoon, won 2-1 in the opening match of the Hana Bank K League 2 2024 against Chungnam Asan at Suwon World Cup Stadium on March 3. Suwon took a strong step toward direct promotion this season.

At the center of the victory was Mulicic, who scored twice as a frontline striker in a 4-2-3-1 formation. He finished off a pass from Sang-min Lee in the 22nd minute of the first half when the score was 0-0. He added another goal in first-half stoppage time on a fantastic free kick. He retired to the bench in the 32nd minute of the second half to a rousing ovation from the fans.

Suwon will be looking to restore pride this season. Last year, Suwon finished at the bottom of the K-League 1 and was relegated to the second division, a humiliating fate. Founded in 1995, Suwon is a “house of tradition” that has won the K League title four times (1998, 1999, 2004, 2008) and the FA Cup five times (2002, 2009, 2010, 2016, 2019). Suwon secured the victory in front of 14,196 fans. “I think we have a lot to play for and will prepare well.”

After the game, Mulich said, “I’m happy to get a good result. Unfortunately, one of my teammates got a red card in the first half and had to go off. But we fought hard and until the end, just like the coach asked us to. We got the three points we needed. For me personally, scoring two goals gave me confidence, which I can’t do alone. It was a team effort. I’m grateful to my teammates. Hopefully we can keep going in this direction.”

Mulicic left Seongnam FC last season to wear the Suwon jersey. However, he was unable to show his full potential due to frequent injuries. “I was with the team from the first day of winter training. It helped 메이저사이트 me a lot to get in shape. I prepared well without any injuries. I’m in better shape than last year. Afterwards, I work on my shooting privately. The coach helped me a lot. I was confident, and I hope I can maintain (my form) until the end. Also, I got along well with my teammates from the first game of winter training, and I hope we can work well together until the end.”

Suwon will play away to Yiland on Tuesday. “I felt that the second division is tougher than the first division and there are more competitive situations. We will prepare well, thinking that there will be a lot of competition this year,” he said.


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