Hwang Hee-chan, who returned to his team after the international break, scored his third goal of the season in the home game against the strong team Liverpool.
Wolverhampton of the English Premier League, where Hwang Hee-chan plays, is playing a home game against Liverpool in the 5th round of the 2023/24 Premier League at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, starting at 8:30 pm on the 16th. Before today’s game, Wolverhampton had 1 win, 3 losses (3 points), and was only in 15th place. On the other hand, Liverpool is in 3rd place with 3 wins and 1 draw (10 points).
From Wolverhampton’s point of view, the fact that it is a home game is advantageous, but since the opponent is a favorite to win, it is expected to be a successful 90-minute game even if they win just 10 points.
Meanwhile, Wolverhampton coach Gary O’Neill returned Hwang Hee-chan, the team’s highest scorer this season, to the starting lineup and appointed him as the leader of the charge against Liverpool. Coach O’Neill appointed Portuguese Jose Sa as the goalkeeper and lined up Nelson Semedo (Portugal), Max Kilman (England), Craig Dawson (England), and Rayan Ai-Nouri (Algeria) in the back four.
In midfield, Jean-Richner Bellegarde (France), who was making his Premier League debut that day, along with Joao Gomes (Brazil) and Mario Lemina (Gabon), appeared. The front three consists of Hwang Hee-chan, Matheus Cunha (Brazil), and Pedro Neto (Portugal) from the left.
Coach O’Neill’s winning guess was right. This is because Hwang Hee-chan scored a goal in the 7th minute of the first half when the score was 0-0, giving Wolverhampton the lead. Wolverhampton blocked Liverpool’s attack, and Neto, who was on the left side, dribbled about 60 meters like a whirlwind, then passed three opposing defenders on the left side of the penalty area in an instant and crossed low to the other side. At this time, Hwang Hee-chan rushed in and fired a right-footed diagonal shot from the right side of the goal area.
Liverpool’s Brazil international goalkeeper Alisson Becker quickly blocked Hwang Hee-chan’s shot, but the ball had already crossed the goal line. Hwang Hee-chan ran in front of the home fans, jumping up and down, raising his fists, and cheering to his heart’s content.
This day’s goal was Hwang Hee-chan’s third goal of the season. In just five games, he has scored as many goals as he scored in the Premier League last season.
Hwang Hee-chan started on the bench this season as well, but is regaining his starting spot thanks to his ability by scoring two goals.
Hwang Hee-chan, who entered the game 18 minutes into the second half and played 27 minutes in the opening away game against Manchester United on the 14th of last month, came on in the 10th minute of the second half when the team was behind 0-4 against Brighton on August 19th, and scored a header in 5 minutes to make up for a new goal. He exploded with his Premier League magic gun this season.
Based on this goal, Hwang Hee-chan made his first start of the season in the away game against Everton on August 26, but was substituted out as soon as the first half ended due to a problem with his hamstring (muscle behind the thigh), a chronic injury area. However, it turned out that it was not a serious injury, so he was substituted in the 15th minute of the second half against Crystal Palace in the 4th round, and this time, he scored a goal to tie the score at 1-1 in the 20th minute of the 온라인카지노second half, 5 minutes after entering the ground, to energize the team.
Afterwards, Hwang Hee-chan joined the Klinsmann team for their two-game away trip to England, playing as a substitute in the match against Wales on the 8th, and starting as a starter in the match against Saudi Arabia on the 13th. After it was confirmed that there was no major problem with his body after two international matches, Coach O’Neill again took out the selection card for Hwang Hee-chan.
And he proved his rise by scoring the first goal 7 minutes after starting. Hwang Hee-chan follows national team senior Son Heung-min (Tottenham), who scored a hat trick against Burnley on the 2nd, along with Erling Holland (Man City, 6 goals), Evan Ferguson (Brighton), and Brian Mbomo (Brentford, 4 goals). Ranked tied for 4th place in Premier League scoring.
Wolverhampton is ahead 1-0 as of the 23rd minute of the first half, thanks to Hwang Hee-chan’s goal.
Hwang Hee-chan became famous due to comments made by Jurgen Klopp, the world-renowned coach of Liverpool, prior to the game.
‘Hwang’ was the first thing that came to mind when Coach Klopp said that he would not let down his guard against lowly ranked Wolverhampton. Coach Klopp said, “If you look at the Wolverhampton squad, good (threatening) players like Hwang (Hee-chan) and Sasha Kalajdjic are not even starting.”
He showed his determination to continue his all-out effort against Wolverhampton and pointed to Hwang Hee-chan as the reason. Coach Klopp’s remarks were ultimately correct.
Meanwhile, Liverpool’s back four consists of, from the left, Andrew Robertson (Scotland), Joe Gomez (England), Joel Matip (Cameroon), and Jael Kwansa (England), with Brazil national team goalkeeper Alisson Becker guarding the goal. The midfield consists of Curtis Jones (England), Alexis McAlister (England), and Dominique Szoboslaui (Hungary). The top three are Diogo Jota (Portugal), Cody Hakpo (Netherlands), and Mohamed Salah (Egypt).
Japanese midfielder Wataru Endo, who moved to Liverpool this summer, started on the bench against Wolverhampton. Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunes, who plays for Liverpool, also started on the bench.