Hwang Eui-jo (31), who returned to the K-League ‘for a while’ after 6 years wearing the FC Seoul uniform, is rapidly improving his condition. On the 25th, Incheon United and the opening game of the 2023 season are expected to sortie.
On the 13th, Hwang Ui-jo started and played full-time in the J3 Tegebazaro Miyazaki practice match held at Kirishima Kokubu Stadium in Kagoshima, Japan. It’s a faster pace than expected. Although he was unable to play in his former team, Olympiacos (Greece), which was in the middle of the season, the team practiced normally.
Hwang Eui-jo, who was confirmed to join Seoul after being loaned to Nottingham Forest (England) for a short term of six months, accompanied Seoul’s second overseas training camp, Kagoshima, which started on the 6th. Hwang Eui-jo was on loan to Olympiacos as a member of Nottingham, but as his chances to participate decreased, he moved to the K-League for a ‘temporary’ purpose and aims for a new leap forward.
After joining Seoul, Hwang Eui-jo expressed his strong determination, saying, “I think I will have to play with the mindset of a rookie for six months.” Coach Ahn Ik-soo, who is famous for his high training intensity, also digested the training without difficulty. When Hwang Eui-jo made his debut at Seongnam Ilhwa (now Seongnam FC) in 2013, he had a relationship with Seongnam coach Ahn at the time. An official from the local club said, “There is no major problem with Hwang Eui-jo’s condition. Since he transferred from a team in the middle of the season, his stamina is pretty good,” he explained. “However, the key is how quickly he raises his game sense.”
It is also worth looking forward to a full-time sortie before the season opener, which is less than 15 days away. Hwang Ui-jo appeared twice in practice matches last week, and played more than 45 minutes in each. And on this day, he played all 90 minutes. A club official said, “Hwang Eui-jo showed lighter movements than any other player.”
He demonstrated his strength in three practice matches without regret. It is evaluated that the off-the-ball movement with one tempo fast shooting aroused admiration. An official from the club was surprised, saying, “The shooting power is truly outstanding.” His large amount of activity is an element that is more expected in the football coach Ahn is pursuing.
Seoul fans in the 2023 season are expecting a different firepower. Last winter, Seoul recruited Willian, Hosam Aish, Lim Sang-hyeop, Kim Kyung-min, and Hwang Ui-jo in addition to the existing offensive line including Ilyuchenko, Na Sang-ho, and Kang Seong-jin. The most notable player is Hwang Eui-jo, who played as a striker for the Korean national soccer team at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Attention is also focused on the role Hwang Ui-jo will play in Seoul. It is expected to be used as a two-top striker or a two-top striker with Ilyuchenko.
If Hwang Eui-jo joins the team in good condition, it is worth looking forward to a strong start to erase the thirst for goals that Seoul has been worried about for the past few seasons. 온라인바카라