Lee Dong-kyung returns to Ulsan, but stays after percussion… repeated hope torture

Lee Dong-kyung (26, Hanja Rostock), who plays in the second division of the German Bundesliga, tried to return to his former team, K-League Ulsan Hyundai, through the winter transfer market in January. However, he had to digest the remainder of his season as he strongly desired to remain in his current team. However, his position does not seem to change much. After moving to the German stage, the torture of hope following Lee Dong-gyeong is repeated.

In January of last year, he moved to Schalke 04, which was in the second division of the Bundesliga, on loan for six months, but due to overlapping injuries, he did not have a chance to play consistently. Schalke returned to the first part of the 2022-2023 season by winning the second division last season, and the lease period with Lee Dong-kyung was also extended by six months. It looked like he was given a chance to make his big league debut. However, there was no place for him, such as not being able to put his name on the entry list.

Lee Dong-gyeong ended his life at Schalke in September last year and was re-leased to Hansa Rostock. He had a strong will to return to the second division and survive on the German stage. He raised expectations when he reunited with Austrian striker Lucas Hinter Control, who he had been with during Ulsan. However, the situation did not improve significantly. He has played 7 games so far this season, but has only started once. Since most of the six games he played as a substitute came at the end of the second half, his league appearance this season is only 201 minutes. His offensive points are recording only 1 assist.

After moving to Germany, Lee Dong-kyung, who was distant from the national team A, did not make it to the final roster for the Qatar World Cup last year. He naturally wanted to regain his form by returning early to Ulsan through the transfer market this winter. If Lee Dong-kyung joins Ulsan, it will be a great help to the second line where Amano Jun left. However, negotiations broke down. An official from Ulsan said, “We judged that Lee Dong-gyeong could not continue to play as a main player in the current team. In that case, he wanted to quickly return to Korea and start over, but coach Patrick Gleukner Rostock strongly wanted to stay.” He said, “Currently, in their formation, it is difficult to moderate the aggressive Dong-gyeong 온라인카지노. However, there are advantages, but I thought there was no reason to throw away the Lee Dong-kyung card in the second half.”

In fact, Rostock has a defensive oriented tactic such as 4-2-3-1 or 5-4-1. Head coach Glö Kner limited Lee Dong-gyeong’s role as a ‘joker’ as he lacks defensive skills compared to his attacking talent. Coach Gleeckner mentioned the rough style of the Bundesliga through the German media ‘Buld’ last month and said, “Lee Dong-kyung needs to get used to it more. He is still adjusting,” he said. “Still, it is an excellent resource. He can make a difference if he puts in at the last minute when the opponent is tired.”

After contemplation, Lee Dong-gyeong, who held hands with Rostock until the rest of the season, deep down hoped that he would be given more time to play. However, he missed against Heidenheim on the 28th of last month, his first game in the second half of the year, and was replaced only in the 37th minute of the second half against Hamburg on the 5th. The team lost both matches 0-2. Rostock is in 12th place out of 18 teams with 6 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses (21 points).

An official from Ulsan said, “We also hope that Lee Dong-kyung will do well. It would be nice to use that side (Rostock) more… He said, “It is currently unknown what Lee Dong-gyeong will do in the transfer market this summer.”

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