Hwang Ui-jo (31, FC Seoul), who returned to the K-League, was confident of a good performance in the 2023 season. Hwang Ui-jo, who joined Seoul as a loan player, plans to knock on the European stage again after playing half a season, but during that period he set an ambitious goal of ‘double-digit scoring’.
Hwang Eui-jo, who attended the 2023 season K-League winter field training media camp held at the HJ Convention Center in Cheonho-dong, Gangdong-gu, Seoul on the 22nd, said, “No matter which team or league I go to, I always aim for a double-digit score when I go to a new place. I would like to say that it is double digits in Seoul as well.”
Hwang Eui-jo, who left Seongnam FC in 2017, has lived abroad all along. After going through J-League Gamba Osaka, he joined Girondins Bordeaux (France) in 2019 and ran on the road to success. He played an active role as an immovable main player and succeeded in scoring in double digits for two consecutive seasons, including the 2020-21 season. His Taegeuk mark has also been steadily worn and has established himself as the main gun of the national team.
Hwang Eui-jo, who reached his heyday, shouted ‘challenge’. Last year, ahead of the 2022-23 season, he received an offer from Nottingham Forest and entered the English Premier League (EPL) of his dreams. Hwang Ui-jo, who signed a contract with Nottingham, immediately transferred to Olympiacos, which has the same owner, on loan. As a result, it became poison. Hwang Eui-jo played in 12 official games wearing the Olympiacos uniform and only contributed one assist.
Hwang Eui-jo, who had an urgent need to recover his performance, eventually chose to return to the domestic stage. Thanks to the advice of his senior Ki Seong-yong (34, Seoul), he was able to solve his troubles. He said, “When I was having a difficult time in Europe, Sungyong and his older brother told me about his experience. It touched me a lot personally, and I was confident about returning to the K-League,” he said. He shared the experience of not playing for a long time.”
Hwang Eui-jo was already recognized for his scoring ability in the K-League even when his skills were not ripe. In 2015, he played 34 K-League 1 matches for Seongnam and scored 15 goals. Since Hwang’s Joe has grown more than at this time, the public’s expectations for him are higher than ever. However, there is also a concern that his sense of practice has declined as he has not been able to digest his latest official game. 메이저놀이터
Hwang Eui-jo said, “I am focusing on myself as much as possible. He constantly researches how he can meet the expectations of his fans while maintaining good sense and performance.” Through a good performance in Seoul for six months, I want to create an opportunity to challenge a good stage once again.”
With Jo Kyu-seong (Jeonbuk Hyundai), who was rumored to be transferring to Europe, remaining in the K-League, and Hwang Eui-jo wearing a Seoul uniform, a league match between national strikers took place. After transferring to Olympiacos, Hwang Eui-jo, whose performance declined, gave up his place as a starting player in the national team to Cho Kyu-seong at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. This time, they compete in the K-League.
Hwang Ui-jo said, “I am looking forward to (Cho Kyu-seong). I have never played with Kyu-seong on an opposing team. I think it will be a fun match. I hope Kyu-seong prepares thoroughly, and we prepare well to make a good match no matter which team wins.”
Seoul will clash with Incheon United in the opening game on the 25th. The match between Hwang Ui-jo and Cho Kyu-sung is scheduled to take place on May 5 at the Seoul World Cup Stadium.