“By the way, the most important thing right now is not about me. The team is the most important thing right now.”
카지노사이트 This is what Suwon Samsung defender Voultuis said after scoring the decisive header that led to his team’s victory.
Boultuis came on as a substitute in the 34th minute and scored the winning goal from a corner kick in the 27th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 against Jeju United at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 18, leading his team to a 1-0 victory. Boultuis’ first goal of the season.
Boultuis’ performance on the day was notable because of his different position this season. Boultuis has been one of the top defenders in the K League since joining Ulsan Hyundai in 2019. After joining Suwon last year, his position remained unchanged, and he even wore the team’s captain’s armband.
This season, however, his position was in jeopardy. Despite playing consistently at the beginning of the season, the team finished in last place. After suffering an injury in a match against Daegu FC in late April, Vultuis was rarely on the roster. He wasn’t given much playing time under Kim Byung-soo either. His personal performance was not as good as before, and he struggled to maintain his physical condition. Until this day, Boultuis had only played 98 minutes in three league games under Kim Byung-soo.
Boultuis served as the team’s captain last year. Photo: KFA
Boultuis leaves the field after being substituted due to injury against Daegu FC in April. Photo: KFA
Speaking to reporters after the game, Vultuis said, “The last three months have been really hard. I wanted to play as a professional player, but I couldn’t. It was the first time in my career, not just since I came to Korea,” he reflected. “It was hard not to get a chance, but I was lucky to score a goal against Jeju. I was happy to help the team win. I hope to get another chance in the future and help the team.”
Before the game, head coach Kim Byung-soo commented on the recent addition to the roster, saying, “I think his commitment to the team has changed a bit. In defense, organization is important anyway. You have to find your place through competition. Over time, they will do better,” he said.
Kim Byung-soo’s expectations were met with a goal from “Defender” Vultuis. The match had been a frustrating one for the attackers, with both teams’ goalkeepers making one save after another. But Bultuis’ header was different. In the 39th minute, he connected with a neat header from Lee Ki-je’s cross to rattle Jeju’s goal. After the game, head coach Kim Byung-soo applauded Voultuis’ goal, saying, “It was the most beautiful header I’ve ever seen.”
It was the 27th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 between Suwon and Jeju at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 18th. Boultuis celebrates after scoring a header from a corner kick in the second half. Photo courtesy of the Korea Football Association
When the press asked Bultois for his reaction, he smiled broadly and said, “I played for about 10 minutes, and my goal was lucky,” before adding, “The last three months have been tough for me and the team. I was able to feel again that I can help the team in difficult situations. I want to continue to bring good results in the future, and I will work hard to get out of this difficult situation.”
When the press asked him if there was a difference in pressure between playing for Ulsan and Suwon, he said, “There is no difference in pressure,” and then added, “In Ulsan, I played in the back four, which I was used to, so I had no difficulty adapting. I may decide that Suwon’s back three doesn’t suit me. But that doesn’t mean I’m angry with my teammates or coaches. I’m always focused on the team,” he explained.
Shortly afterward, Voultouis continued, saying that he wanted to emphasize something. “The most important thing right now is not about me. The team (Suwon) is the most important thing. We’ve been going through a tough time for two years. No one is happy with the situation right now. I want to bring a victory so that we can all continue to move on to the next level. I want to repay the fans for their support.”
Meanwhile, this is the first time Vultuis has scored in the league in a Suwon jersey. He said, “My family and friends were bullying me for not scoring goals. Looking back, I think I kept thinking, ‘I have to score. The truth is, you don’t score goals just because you want to. I didn’t think I was going to score a goal today, but I finally did,” he laughed. “I still have a lot of games left to score. I want to score more goals.” He also expressed his ambition.
In this photo, Boultuis celebrates after scoring a dramatic goal during the match between Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk Hyundai at Ulsan Stadium on Nov. 23, 2019. Boultuis stumbled on the grass while performing a knee slide, causing fans to laugh. Photo courtesy of the Korean Football Association
In this photo taken on November 23, 2019, Voultuis celebrates after scoring a dramatic goal during the match between Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk Hyundai at Ulsan Stadium, Ulsan, South Korea. Voultuis stumbled on the grass while performing a knee slide, causing the fans to laugh. Photo courtesy of the Korean Football Association
Finally, there was talk of Boultuis’s knee-sliding celebration. After scoring the goal, Boultuis performed a neat knee slide in front of the home fans. When a reporter asked him, “Isn’t there an overlap with your impressive move in Ulsan four years ago?” he laughed out loud as if he knew what they were talking about, even though he didn’t have an interpreter. “I kept thinking about the (knee-sliding) serenade. It’s been four years now, and I’m always watching it on social media. My fans always want to show it to me. At the same time, they ask me to show it again. After I scored the goal, I immediately thought of it. Luckily, the stadium grass was wet today,” she said, revealing the secret to the success of the serenade.
Meanwhile, Suwon kept a clean sheet for the first time in a long time. It’s been about two months since the last one against Incheon United on June 11. It was their first clean sheet since May 13 against Gangwon. They finally got their second home win in a row. All eyes will be on Suwon to see if they can mount a second-half comeback as their injured players return one after another. On this day, Ahn Byung-jun also made his comeback from injury. In addition to scoring the winning goal, he also contributed to the team’s clean sheet with his calm defense.