He said he was encouraged by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s recent recognition of his skills. This is in an official interview before the Korean national soccer team training held at Paju NFC on the afternoon of the 10th. 안전놀이터
Asked about his recent strong performance against Manchester City, Hwang Hee-chan said, “I think it comes out one by one when the nicknames get a little boring, but I’m glad it’s a very positive nickname. He also replied, “I thought it was positive to be able to promote Korea and Korea.”
Guardiola called Hwang Hee-chan a Korean guy at a press conference a day before the seventh round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) against Wolverhampton.
And Hwang Hee-chan exploded the winning goal against Manchester City on the 1st, the next day, leading Wolverhampton to a 2-1 victory.
In this regard, Hwang Hee-chan said, “I may not have thought of my name, but I thought it was an honor for the best coach to mention (me) in the competitive part for a long time, and I gained confidence before the game.”
When asked if he clearly imprinted his name as a result, he said, “It is true that there have been more reactions from Europe since then.”
Hwang Hee-chan is performing brilliantly in the EPL this season. In the eighth round of the EPL home against Aston Villa on the 8th, he scored his 6th goal of the season in the 8th minute of the second half. He ranks fourth in the EPL scoring rankings this season.
Manchester City’s Erling Holan is the lone lead with eight goals, and Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) has six goals.
Asked if he was confident in scoring A matches, Hwang Hee-chan said, “Of course, I’m a striker, so I always try to help with goals or assists. The national team is also preparing. I always want to help the team,” he said.
When asked if he was confident of winning when he was competing with Son Heung-min at the beginning of the season, he said, “I don’t think Heung-min is competing with his brother. I’m very proud to be with Heung-min in the world’s best league.”
He continued, “I watched Heung-min’s game and set records, so I think I can be a force to Heung-min while doing what I do.”
Regarding his relationship with Son Heung-min, he also said, “We’ve been doing well together since 2016. I always try to create good synergy. There are things we made together at every important moment. We understand and rely on each other well, so I think we can show a lot of good performances in the future.”