Suwon won 1-0 thanks to Bultuis’ winning goal in the 27th round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 against Jeju United at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 18th. Suwon won its second home win.
Suwon lost for a month in July, but the atmosphere subsided immediately after the break, but it scored one point in the last Jeonbuk Hyundai expedition, and three points in the home game against Jeju, bringing Gangwon, which did not play in the 27th round, to the bottom (3 wins, 11 draws, 12 losses, 20 points), and 11th place (4 wins, 8 draws, 15 losses, and 20 points).
Bultuis, who was put in place of Park Dae-won, who suffered a minor injury in the 36th minute of the second half, connected Lee Ki-je’s corner kick with a header in the 39th minute of the second half to win.
“It was a difficult game for both teams,” Bultuis said in an interview with Su Hoon after the match. We played well, but we didn’t finish well. We were lucky to win, but it’s important to win and take three points. It doesn’t matter how you win. “Three points are more important than anything else, and I will focus on the next game,” he said. 스포츠토토
The Bulthuis are having a tough 2023 season. He, who played as a starting center back with Ko Myung-seok at the start of the season, has sharply reduced his playing time since the 12th round against Jeonbuk. Having been sent off with accumulated warnings against Jeonbuk, he played only one minute against Incheon in the 18th round and 15 minutes away from Jeonbuk in the 26th round.
It is characterized by a sharp decrease in the playing time of Bultuis after Kim Byung-soo took office. After head coach Kim took office, Park Dae-won and Han Ho-gang, or even newly recruited Kim Joo-won, instead of the Bulthuis-Ko Myung-seok union, are using the Baek3 combination.
When asked how he tried to match Kim, Bulthuis, who had not had a chance for a while since Kim Byung-soo took office, said, “This is the first time in the past five years. But this is soccer. I wanted to run. “It was my first time in my soccer life, so I had a hard time for three months,” he said.
“There are times when you may not be satisfied with some points and you have to overcome them,” he said. Sometimes I want to play every moment, but I’m not satisfied. He had to have the quality to play. He didn’t play much, but the coach gave him time to play today and was lucky to help the team by scoring. He added, “It would be nice if I could start again in the future, and I want to help the team well.”
In Bultuis’ career, he has been a key player except for his professional debut in Utrecht (the Netherlands) in the 2010/11 season. Since then, he has played as a main defender in Nuremberg (Germany), Heilenbein (the Netherlands), and Ulsan. In the first half of the 2017/18 season, when he was a member of FK Kabbalah (Azerbaijan), his playing time was all over the place. This is where the Bultuis reaction makes sense.
Furthermore, it is the first time in his Bulthuis football career that he has fought for relegation in Suwon. During his time in Nuremberg, he played the playoffs with Frankfurt in the 2015/16 season to promote to the Bundesliga, but he had to play the playoffs with FC Anyang to survive the 2022 season. This season is a bigger crisis. It is in a fierce battle with Gangwon FC to avoid direct relegation, let alone a promotion playoff.
When asked if he felt pressured as a defender for two years in the relegation battle, Bultuis said, “No. When they played for Ulsan, Ulsan and Jeonbuk became the best teams for five to six years. “Now Suwon plays as a center back in the back four and has been like that in my football life.”
“We don’t use Back4 now,” he added. I don’t know if that’s why the coaching staff doesn’t choose me, but I’m 100% trying every day. That doesn’t hurt my feelings. I’m doing my job and I want to come back as soon as possible and increase my playing time and do my best. Back5 is not my style but it’s a system that needs to be done. “That’s my job and I want to be happy again,” he said.
Furthermore, Bultuis said, “The most important thing is not me. It’s a team. It doesn’t matter who plays or gets angry. For now, we have to protect the best club in Korea. We had a hard time for two years together. No one will be happy. Now I need us to move on and keep winning and be where the team and the fans need to be. “That’s important,” he said, stressing that the team should unite as one.