Dave Bultuis has already entered his 5th year in the K-League. After joining Ulsan Hyundai in 2019, he moved to Suwon Samsung for the 2022 season and is now preparing for his second season at Suwon.
Maybe that’s why Bultuis is from the Netherlands, but rather watched Bentuho’s World Cup propaganda with more interest.
After the difficult 2022 season for Bultuis, he moved to the Netherlands to rest with his family.
In an interview held at Shilla Stay in Jeju on the 27th, Bultuis said, “We took a long break of two months this time to spend time with our families. Of course, we took care of our physical condition. Some players started winter training early. But they were on vacation. was so good. It was the only time I spent a vacation in Europe with my family after coming to Korea. I had Christmas and had a wedding.”
The 2022 season ended toxic quickly, so the vacation was long. It is because of the 2022 Qatar World Cup held in Doha, Qatar.
Since it is the first ever World Cup to be held in November, the K-League 1 started the fastest ever, finished the season the fastest ever, and was able to have a long break of two months.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Paulo Bento, was in Group H with Uruguay, Ghana and Portugal, and with 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss, 4 points, they dramatically succeeded in advancing to the round of 16 ahead of Uruguay on multiple points. 메이저놀이터
“I watched all the games. I watched a lot of games on TV,” said Bultuis, who said he watched all the games at home because it was so cold in the Netherlands. “The Korean team did very well. This was good. It was lacking at the end, but it was good in the end.”
Regarding Cho Kyu-sung, Bultuis said, “I got to know him personally during the match against Tottenham Hotspur.”
The Dutch national team, the home country, also performed well. Although it fell short of the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, it reached the quarterfinals in the World Cup, which it has entered for the first time in eight years. After a 2-2 match against champions Argentina in the quarterfinals, they lost in a penalty shootout and were unfortunately eliminated.
However, Bultuis, who was in his fifth season in Korea, was not interested in the Dutch national team. Rather, he showed more interest in the Korean national team.
He said, “Honestly, I didn’t feel a big bond with the Netherlands while watching the World Cup. Rather, I felt more connected with the Korean national team. There are many players I know personally and have already lived in Korea for a long time.” It’s weird for me too, but I think the Netherlands did well too. Of course, it was a bit more disappointing than the tournament a few years ago.”