Hwang Hee-chan (27, Wolverhampton), who has a keen sense of goal, does not consider Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) a ‘competitor’. He considers himself a senior who must be respected.
The Korean national soccer team, led by Coach Klinsmann, entered the second day of convocation training in preparation for the two-game A-match in October at Paju NFC (national soccer team training center) on the afternoon of the 10th.
Klinsmann will play the first match of the October evaluation against Tunisia at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 13th. Afterwards, the team will move to Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 17th and play the second match against Vietnam.
Hee-chan Hwang joined the Klinsmann on the evening of the 9th. After scoring a goal for his team Wolverhampton, he immediately boarded a plane to Korea.
He scored one goal in the 2023-2024 EPL match against Aston Villa, which ended at midnight on the 9th Korean time. This is his 6th goal of the season, including cup competitions, and his 3rd consecutive goal in official games. The teams tied 1-1.안전놀이터
If we set the scope to EPL, Hwang Hee-chan, who scored 5 goals, is tied for 4th place in scoring, following leading scorer Erling Holland (Manchester City, 8 goals) and Son Heung-min (6 goals). Although it is early in the league, a rivalry with Son Heung-min has been formed.
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Hwang Hee-chan smiled as if he did not think about competing with Son Heung-min.
First, he said, “Of course, as I am a striker, I always try to help the team through offensive points. Also, my greatest desire is to make plays that help the team, such as having the ability to score a goal.”
He continued, “I don’t think I’m competing with Heung-min. I’ve always watched him set records. Rather than competing, I want to do my job and become a source of strength to Heung-min. In the future, I want to be more helpful to him.” “I know I can do better, so I want to continue to show many good performances.”
Hwang Hee-chan and Holland were ‘colleagues’ who worked together in Salzburg. Hwang Hee-chan said, “It won’t be easy (competition to score) because Holland has such good goal-scoring ability. But Heung-min will try to score more goals, and I also plan to strive for the highest number of goals in my career. I will perform at my best in every game.” “If we focus on showing off, we will get good results. I want to focus on each game,” he explained.
He also mentioned the reason why his performance has been good since the beginning of this season. Hwang Hee-chan said with a smile, “This is my third season in England. Now is the time to adapt and show a better side. There is nothing special. I try to continue my usual routine. I tried to sleep well and eat well, so I got good results.” Built.
At the same time, he answered, “Not much has changed, but I’m paying more attention and making changes little by little. I have confidence that I can show a good performance if I keep running without getting sick. I want to keep running without getting hurt.”