‘Korean Guy’ Hwang Hee-chan, who had the best season in EPL, returns home with a big smile

“12 EPL goals, not a bad season It’s an honor to be mentioned by Coach Guardiola”

Hwang Hee-chan being interviewed

‘Korean Guy’ Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton, 28), who had the best season since entering the English professional soccer Premier League (EPL), returned home with a big smile.

Hwang Hee-chan entered Korean soil through Incheon International Airport on the afternoon of the 21st.

The morning before, the 0-2 loss against Liverpool in the 2023-2024 EPL round 38 away game was Hwang Hee-chan’s last game of the season wearing a Wolverhampton Wanderers uniform.

Hwang Hee-chan, who has been in the EPL for three years, is in full bloom this season.

Hwang Hee-chan, who scored double-digit scores for the first time in England, ranked tied for 15th (12 goals) in the scoring rankings. Including League Cup goals, he was recorded as the highest scorer in Wolverhampton with 13 goals and 3 assists in official games. 스포츠 토토사이트

This is Hwang Hee-chan’s record for most goals scored in a single big league season, including his Bundesliga days. His total EPL score also increased to 20 goals, surpassing Korean soccer legend Park Ji-sung’s record (19 goals).

Hwang Hee-chan, who met with reporters at the arrival hall of Terminal 1, smiled and said, “I think 12 goals in the Premier League is not a bad season.

He said, “I am grateful to my family, fans, people who treated me, coaching staff, and teammates who helped me do well. A season like this motivates me to want to do better.”

Hwang Hee-chan, who announced that he would ‘play a season without injury’ when leaving for England last summer, actually cited being somewhat free from the ‘nightmare of injuries’ this season as his best achievement.

Hwang Hee-chan said, “When I came back after last season, I scored about 3 goals, but I was embarrassed as a player. I decided not to get hurt and went (to England), but I only had one injury this season.”

Hwang Hee-chan left a deep impression with his strong performance against the winning team, Manchester City.

Ahead of the 7th round match, Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola called Hwang Hee-chan ‘Korean Guy’ at a press conference as if he could not remember his name. Hwang Hee-chan reminded Guardiola of his name by scoring a 2-1 comeback goal against Manchester City.

Hwang Hee-chan, who could not hide his smile when ‘Korean Guy’ was mentioned, looked back and said, “I am positive about all nicknames. It became a hot topic for a while, but I am positive because I can promote Korea while also promoting myself.”

He said, “It was an honor. I was proud every time coach (Jurgen) Klopp (Liverpool) and the opposing coaches mentioned it before the game, and I wanted to do better.”

At this time, the match against Manchester City was selected by Hwang Hee-chan as the best game of the season. 성인웹툰