National soccer striker Hwang Eui-jo (31), who joined FC Seoul in the K-League 1 (Part 1) this winter, is raising expectations for the 2023 season, which is about to open, thanks to his quick adaptation.
Hwang Eui-jo, who participated from the second winter training of the Seoul team in Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, played all three practice games with local teams. He played 45 minutes in the J-League San Frece Hiroshima match played in Miyazaki on the 8th, and played full-time in the J3 League FC Imabari match on the 9th and Te Gebazaro match on the 13th.
The pace is much better than expected. Hwang Eui-jo’s condition and stamina are already close to perfect. There is no problem since he has been steadily participating in team training at Olympiacos (Greece), where he has been, until he wears the Seoul uniform in the form of a short-term loan for six months.
After leaving Seongnam FC for Gamba Osaka (Japan) and returning to the K-League for the first time in six years since June 2017, there were concerns about the game feeling due to the long gap in actual matches, but Seoul coach Ahn Ik-soo is filling in the shortfall through steady practice matches. . He is also taking on various roles and is conducting various experiments.
He plays as a two-top player with Seoul’s new captain, Ilyu Chenko (Germany), and is deployed as a one-top or shadow striker to carry out his duties without difficulty. He has not yet scored a goal, but he left a good impression in many ways, such as 스포츠토토forward pressing, stable ball keeping, and breakthrough. Coach Ahn, who ate a pot of rice as a manager and player in Seongnam at the time of his professional debut in 2013, also does not hide his satisfaction.
An official from the Seoul club who accompanied the field said, “Since we have already built up our bodies, there is no problem with the condition at all even if we look at the team as a whole. He is constantly improving his performance through a training program focused on actual matches. He quickly blends in with his new colleagues and gets along well.”
For Seoul, Hwang Eui-jo’s performance is very important. Last season, with 11 wins, 13 draws, 14 losses, and 46 points, Seoul, which ranked 9th out of 12 teams, has poor firepower. The 47 runs were complied with, but the 43 runs were at the bottom. Below that was the only ‘relegation team’ Seongnam (37 points). Coach Ahn’s unique play pattern, which emphasized all-round pressure, stable build-up, and fast pass tempo, was well received, but the poor performance buried even the hard-earned achievements. This is the background that brought Hwang Eui-jo, a ‘K-killer’ whose skills were clearly verified. Hwang Ui-jo, who declared, “I will start over with the heart of a rookie,” is also burning his fighting spirit in Kagoshima as he can challenge the European stage again only when he proves that he is alive.