“Shouldn’t we score a goal in every game?”
Seoul coach Ahn Ik-soo ordered one goal per game from Hwang Ui-jo, the “national striker” who was reunited after 10 years. In response, Hwang Ui-jo showed a strong confidence, saying, “I will aim for a double-digit score” while making a difficult expression.토토사이트
At the ‘2023 K-League Winter Battery Training Media Camp’ held at the HJ Convention Center in Gangdong-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 22nd, Hwang Eui-jo emerged as a key keyword. Hwang Eui-jo, who debuted in the K-League and grew up as a key striker in the national team and a European player, could not help but be interested in returning to the K-League after six years.
Coach Ahn said, “I was with Hwang Ui-jo (in Seongnam) in 2013. If Hwang Ui-jo was a player who worked hard while looking at a high goal, now he has grown into a player who delivers important messages to the public. changed,” he said.
When asked how many goals he expected from goal scorer Hwang Eui-jo this season, coach Ahn said, “I think about how many goals our guardian gods (Seoul supporters) will want. I think we should score goals in every game. That would be like Ui-jo.” and went for a drive.
Hwang Eui-jo’s press conference began immediately after Ahn’s press conference. In a brief moment of touching each other’s baton, coach Ahn hinted to Hwang Ui-jo that he had told them to score goals in every game at a press conference.
Hwang Eui-jo, who was seated, replied, “I heard that the coach mentioned one goal in every game. If not that much, I hope to score in many games and perform well in every game, albeit for a short period of time.” He said, “When I went to Japan and France, I set my goal for the season with double-digit goals. I want to say double-digit this time too.” Hwang Eui-jo kept his promise by setting a double-digit scoring record with Gamba Osaka in 2018 and Girondin Bordeaux in the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons.
Hwang Eui-jo, who signed a 5-month short-term contract with Seoul, will play up to 19 games until the end of June, starting with the opening game of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ against Incheon United at 4:30 pm on the 25th at Seoul World Cup Stadium. To score 10 goals, you need to score close to 1 goal per 2 matches. Hwang Ui-jo was full of confidence.
He said, “Currently, my physical condition is 80-90%. I have played practice games regularly. I think the rest will be filled as I play through the season.” “I’m researching whether to show a better performance or to meet fans’ expectations. I still want to develop further. I want to show a good performance in Seoul and challenge a good stage once again.”
Coach Ahn experimented with one-top and two-top options at the training ground in Kagoshima, Japan. In the case of a two-top team, Ilyuchenko and Hwang Eui-jo, the ‘foreign captain’, will work together. Hwang Eui-jo said, “Ilyuchenko is a really good striker.” We put a lot of effort into synergizing with each other. Through the two of us, the team can score. I’m looking forward to that,” he said.
Na Sang-ho, a side striker who is also Hwang Eui-jo’s national teammate, raised curiosity by saying, “Please see what style he will play with Ui-jo at the stadium.”
Attention is focused on the pride match between ‘national striker’ Hwang Eui-jo and Cho Kyu-seong (Jeonbuk). Hwang Eui-jo returned from Europe for a while, and Cho Kyu-seong stopped trying to advance to Europe. At least in the first half of this season, we can see the two players driving a goal storm.
Hwang Eui-jo said, “I’m also looking forward to it. I’ve never played with Kyu-seong as an opposing team. I think it will be a fun match no matter which team wins.”
Seoul and Hwang Eui-jo’s ‘dating period’ is fixed. However, director Ahn did not hide his desire to work with Hwang Eui-jo even after July. He said, “If it’s a wish, it’s a wish. You’ll need Joe’s consent, but I hope Joe’s words and actions will continue in Sangambeol.”
Hwang Eui-jo said, “It’s not something I can (decide). My role is to do my best. After that, I wonder if anything will happen.” In principle, Hwang Eui-jo should return to his original team, Nottingham Forest (England), as soon as the lease contract ends.
Hwang Ui-jo left Seongnam in the middle of the 2017 season and moved to Japan’s Gamba Osaka. The K-League, which we met again after nearly six years, has grown in many areas, but at the same time, there are also areas that are lacking. Hwang Eui-jo said, “We need to develop more.