I got the fan heart. Now it’s time to score goals.
English Premier League Wolverhampton striker Hwang Hee-chan started on the 22nd (Korean time) in the 21st round of the Premier League against Manchester City in the 2022/23 season, but was replaced at the start of the second half.
Hwang Hee-chan was unable to prevent his team from losing 0-3 as he failed to score against Man City.
Since Hulen Lopetegui, who leads Wolverhampton, replaced all three strikers right after the first half, it cannot be said that only Hwang Hee-chan was sluggish. 스포츠토토
However, for Hwang Hee-chan, the replacement after 45 minutes is also a message that cannot be overlooked.
Apart from the contents of the Man City match, Hwang Hee-chan became a hot topic that day when he appeared at the stadium wearing a jacket engraved with Korean characters.
Wolverhampton, which owns the Chinese Fuxing Group, produced jackets with rabbits and individual Chinese character names for players in time for Korean New Year and Chinese New Year.
Below the picture of the rabbit, there is also a greeting that reads ‘New Year’s Pleasure’ in Chinese, or ‘Have a good Lunar New Year’.
However, only Hwang Hee-chan, the national representative of the Republic of Korea, became a hot topic by wearing a jacket with his name engraved in Korean, not Chinese.
Not only that, but he hinted that he had a will to wear a Korean jacket by writing ‘Hangeul’ along with a picture of his jacket on his Instagram.
Recently, there has been controversy in the UK as there are those who label ‘Lunar New Year’ as ‘Chinese New Year’ and those who mark it as Korean New Year’s Day. In such a situation, there are many opinions that the fact that Hwang Hee-chan came out wearing a Korean jacket has meaning.
Fans went crazy over Hwang Hee-chan’s Korean jacket. Now, I’ve got as much fandom as I can get.
The next thing to get is a Premier League season catcher.
Since the start of the 2022/23 season, Hwang Hee-chan has appeared in 16 Premier League matches, but has recorded only one assist and has yet to score a Premier League goal this season.
Even in all competitions, the only match in which Hwang Hee-chan scored this season was the 2022/23 FA Cup 3rd round match against Liverpool on the 7th.
Hwang Hee-chan, who was shunned by the manager at the beginning of the season and only came out as a substitute, seems to be gaining trust by playing as a starter in five consecutive Premier League matches since Lopetegui took office in November last year.
There have also been cases of position contenders like him moving to the Portuguese league.
However, if he continues to be sluggish in the games he started, coach Lopetegui can’t wait.
It is time for Hwang Hee-chan to make up his mind as players newly recruited after Lopetegui took over as head coach, such as Mateus Cunha, are continuously increasing their playing time.
Wolverhampton and Hwang Hee-chan are currently on a winter break and have time to reorganize until February 5, when the next game will be held.
When Hwang Hee-chan plays for Salzburg, he will play against Liverpool, who scored goals in the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup a while ago.
During the break, attention is focusing on whether Hwang Hee-chan will recover sufficiently and report the first league goal that domestic fans and Wolverhampton have been waiting for so long.