The last time he reported his goal was 메이저사이트 almost a year ago, and in April 2022, when he was playing for Bordeaux in the French Ligue 1, he scored his 11th goal of the season against FC Metz.
Hwang Ui-jo wore a Seoul uniform ahead of the opening of the 2023 season on a short-term loan. Hwang Ui-jo moved to Nottingham Forest (England) based on his success in the French first division, but chose to return to the K-League after 6 years with his performance significantly reduced as he did not get a chance at Olympiacos (Greece), which he was immediately leased.
Hwang Eui-jo, who had to prove that he was still competitive through restoring his reputation, joined Seoul and revealed his goal of re-entering Europe, saying, “I want to create an opportunity to challenge again on a good stage while playing in Seoul.” However, after moving to Seoul, a frustrating time is passing as no goals were scored in three matches.
Hwang Eui-jo is pairing up with Park Dong-jin and Ilyuchenko in Seoul as a two-top team. Supported by Na Sang-ho, Im Sang-hyeop on both sides, and Ki Sung-yueng and Palosevich in the midfield, Hwang Eui-jo shows a vigorous activity and wide range of movement that is comparable to that of a midfielder in an off-the-ball (not holding the ball) situation even though he is a forward striker. He is also actively involved in forward pressing. In the opening game against Incheon United on the 25th of last month, he proved his class with several sensational shots.
However, despite many moves, no goals were scored in the opening three games, including the match against Gwangju FC and the match against Ulsan Hyundai. Ahead of the game against Ulsan on the 12th, Seoul coach Ahn Ik-soo said of Hwang Eui-jo, “The time (not playing) in Greece cannot be ignored. The time he had been away from the K-League was also long,” he said, “Now Hwang Eui-jo must have adapted to some extent,” but he was silent on this day as well. Hwang Ui-jo recorded 4 shots and 2 shots on target in the opening 3 games.
Hwang Eui-jo is also a ‘man in crisis’ in the national team. He was called ‘Prince’ under the former manager Paulo Bento and was used moderately, but as his performance declined, he was eventually pushed out of the starting best 11 by Cho Kyu-seong (Jeonbuk) from the second game of the Qatar World Cup group stage match against Ghana in November last year.
Now, the national team will make a new start under the coaching system of Jurgen Klinsmann. As a legendary striker in German football, the ‘Tank Corps’, expectations for the ‘9th’ striker, who has better goal-finishing ability than any other command tower in the past, are expected to be high. failed to show performance.
Hwang Eui-jo will be put on the test table by putting his name on Klinsman’s first entry ahead of the evaluation matches against Colombia (Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium) on the 24th and Uruguay (Seoul World Cup Stadium) on the 28th. Hwang Eui-jo will again challenge the season’s beastly goal hunting in the fourth round away game against Jeju United on the 18th, which will be the last before the national team is called.