Hwang Eui-jo, who failed to play in the World Cup due to his poor condition around the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, gets a chance to play for the national team after a long time while recovering his skills on the professional stage.
Korea will have a friendly match against Uruguay at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 28th. This is his second game following coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s debut in Korea, which drew 2-2 with Colombia on the 24th.
In the last game, Hwang Ui-jo kept the bench. South Korea started Cho Kyu-seong, and replaced Oh Hyun-kyu in the 15th minute of the second half. This time, it’s Hwang Ui-jo’s turn. Although he has scored few goals recently, Hwang Eui-jo was Korea’s regular main striker until just before the World Cup, and he is still only 31 years old. He is expected to be given playing time against Uruguay, either as a starter or as a substitute. 토토사이트
He is also in the process of recovering as a pro. Hwang’s handshake was that he was loaned to Olympiacos after leaving Bordeaux last summer and transferring to Nottingham Forest. In half the season at Olympiacos, he only scored 143 minutes on the ground. After ending his life in Greece early, he joined FC Seoul on a half-season loan in the first half of the K League 1. He has yet to score a goal in the K-League comeback, but as a starter in all four games, he showed that he had recovered a lot of his performance, such as good ball-keeping ability and unfortunately missed shots.
Not only during his time in Greece, but even when he scored more than 10 goals in the season at Bordeaux, Hwang Ui-jo often couldn’t touch the ball much because of the team’s defensive tactics. He had to be on his nerves throughout the 90 minutes to finish off a goal or two that he managed. On the other hand, in Seoul, he is recovering his contribution to the team play by being involved in the first half of the attack.
Cho Kyu-seong and Oh Hyun-kyu, who are younger than Hwang Eui-jo, are in a situation where they are coming out, but if Klinsman shows his value in the early days of coaching, the competition can be returned to the starting point. Coincidentally, the venue is the Seoul World Cup Stadium, which Hwang Ui-jo is using as his home.
Uruguay is also the opponent Hwang Ui-jo has to share his regrets with. Hwang Eui-jo, who started in the first match of the World Cup in Qatar, was disappointed that he could not finish the no-mark scoring opportunity created by his teammates. In the subsequent games, Cho Kyu-seong took the starting position, and Hwang Ui-jo was substituted for three consecutive games. He failed to score in the World Cup finals. We meet Uruguay again after 4 months.