“Now that we have started, we will prepare well for the rest of the game.”
On the 25th, Hwang Ui-jo (31, FC Seoul) expressed his feelings about returning to the domestic stage after 2072 days in a calm tone. On this day, he started in the opening game of the 2023 K-League 1 (Part 1) against Incheon United at the Seoul World Cup Stadium, and contributed to the team’s 2-1 victory by playing on the ground for 85 minutes. Although he failed to score a goal, he showed off the class of a national striker with his unique active movement and shooting.
According to Bpro Eleven, which specializes in soccer statistics, Hwang Eui-jo scored 7.6 in the opening game. He is the second among the team’s attackers after Lim Sang-hyup (8.7), who scored the first goal. With two effective shots, he chilled the opponent’s defense team and received favorable reviews.
After the match, Hwang Eui-jo said, “As always, the first match is always difficult. I am happy to be able to show what I have prepared at the stadium,” he said. I will not let go of the tension.”
The six-month rental life that Hwang Eui-jo will spend in Seoul is expected to be an important time to determine the success or failure of his career. Last summer he moved from Bordeaux (France) to Nottingham Forest (England), but went straight to Olympiacos (Greece) on loan. However, he only had 1 assist in 12 games in the 2022-2023 season, and also showed a disappointing appearance at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Concerns were raised about the ‘aging curve’.
Fortunately, the concerns were dismissed with light movements that day. Prior to the game, when Hwang Ui-jo’s name was called during the introduction of the transfer player, the most cheers poured out, and he met expectations with his performance. Seoul coach Ahn Ik-soo also said, “(Hwang Eui-jo) is working hard to overcome the difficulties he has been through. He thinks he saw that process on the ground,” he praised.먹튀검증
Seoul already has a history of embracing Hwang In-beom (Olympiacos) last year. At the time, Hwang In-beom had difficulty maintaining his condition as his team, Rubin Kazan (Russia), did not play normally due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He recovered his skills during the rental period in Seoul and succeeded in re-entering the European stage. If Hwang Eui-jo plays well in Seoul, he can return to the European stage and show his true abilities.
Hwang Ui-jo said, “There are many good players in the K-League and the level is high.” “I am constantly thinking about how to win. I will continue my good ener