Former Lion Metropolis Sailors’ participant Tune Ui-young scores throughout his debut for Thai membership Nongbua Pitchaya

Former Lion Metropolis Sailors’ participant Tune Ui-young scored throughout his debut for his new membership Nongbua Pitchaya regardless of a 3-1 defeat to Bangkok United within the Thai League 1 match on Sat, 21 Jan.

Nongbua was trailing 2-0 late into harm time when an extended ball was performed deep into Bangkok’s penalty field. Leonardo dos Santos rose to knock down the ball to Tune, who volleyed the ball in the direction of the objective. Though Bangkok goalkeeper Michael Falkesgaard palmed it away, a VAR test confirmed that the ball had crossed the objective line and a objective was awarded to the Singapore worldwide participant within the fourth minute of added time within the second half.

However there was no late comeback for Nongbua as Brazilian Heberty Fernandez added his second objective of the evening to seal a 3-1 win for Bangkok. With the outcomes, Nongbua remained second from backside within the 16-team league, whereas Bangkok was in third place.

With 16 matches performed to this point, Nongbua has solely 10 factors from their two wins, and 4 attracts and has misplaced their remaining matches. 

Tune’s transfer to Thailand was introduced by the Sailors every week in the past on their social media, after spending a complete of 11 seasons with the membership – beforehand often called Residence United and finally reworking it into its present type of the ‘wildly bold Lion Metropolis Sailors’ because the membership places it.

It took the South Korean-born participant three makes an attempt earlier than he efficiently secured a everlasting residency in 2020, gainfully turned a Singapore citizen the next 12 months in August and was then capable of symbolize the nationwide soccer crew.

“That second I acquired the Singapore passport, I couldn’t describe my precise emotions however I used to be very pleased as a result of I actually really feel at house in Singapore after so a few years right here and I actually needed to play for the Singapore nationwide crew,” mentioned Tune in an interview with the Sailors earlier than he departed for Thailand.

“There have been ups and downs in fact, however I’m glad to have grown along with this membership – each as a footballer and as a person. There’s clearly a giant distinction for the reason that membership turned the Sailors and it’s nice what the membership has constructed up so removed from the amenities to the personnel,”  recalled the Incheon native, who first got here to the Lion Metropolis on the finish of 2011 as an 18-year-old. 

“As a participant, I may actually concentrate on my soccer right here so you’ll be able to inform there’s a substantial amount of professionalism in how we do issues right here,” he mentioned.

Tune, is at present an all-time main goalscorer for the Sailors with 32 targets in all competitions. He did a video interview with the Sailors earlier than he left Singapore to affix his new membership. The video could also be seen beneath.

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