National striker Hwang Ui-jo (FC Seoul) scored a goal reminiscent of his heyday and became Klins Man-ho’s sweet rain.
The national soccer team led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann drew 1-1 in a friendly match against El Salvador held at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 20th. Hwang Ui-jo, who had been waiting on the bench that day, was put in as Lee Jae-seong at the start of the second half, and scored the opening goal in the 4th minute of the second half.
It was a scorer reminiscent of his heyday. Hwang Ui-jo accurately cut the corner of the goal with a right-footed turning shot even in a difficult angle. It was a sharp shot that exquisitely penetrated the gap to the point that the opposing goalkeeper was caught in a reverse action and could not react properly.
With this goal, Hwang Ui-jo succeeded in scoring in an A-match 1 year and 6 days after scoring in a friendly match against Egypt on June 14 last year. During this period, Hwang Eui-jo, who remained silent in the national team, gave up the top spot to Cho Kyu-sung starting with the World Cup in Qatar.
Hwang Eui-jo’s sluggish performance was a huge blow to the national team as well. In order to face the Asian team that is defending ahead of the Asian Cup to be held in Qatar next year, Hwang Ui-jo’s ‘one shot’ needed to be revived as soon as possible.
In the end, Hwang Ui-jo made a change by choosing to rent K-League 1 FC Seoul. It was the last hope to regain the lost sense of the game.
Hwang Eui-jo, who returned to his original club Nottingham Forest after ending his lease with Olympiacos early, was re-leased to Seoul and returned to the K-League.
Hwang Ui-jo, who had not been able to play in many games for a while, was lacking in performance. He went scoreless in five games after opening. Hwang Eui-jo, who scored his first goal against Daegu FC in the 6th round, seemed to revive by scoring the 2nd goal against Suwon Samsung in the 8th round, but again failed to score in 7 matches.
Every time, Seoul coach Ahn Ik-soo gave unchanging trust to Hwang Eui-jo. Hwang Eui-jo’s lack of scoring will be resolved, and he cheered, saying that his movements and helping his teammates are as valuable as scoring.
After a long wait, Hwang Ui-jo is gradually regaining his game. He scored consecutive goals in the two league games he played before the national team was called up and succeeded in raising his goal-making power.
In the game against Peru, Hwang Eui-jo, who adapted to Klinsmann’s tactics as a substitute in the second half, scored the opening goal against El Salvador, proving once again why he was the national team’s main striker.스포츠토토
If Hwang Eui-jo’s performance continues in the future, it is expected to be of great help to Klins Man-ho, who is trying to win the Asian Cup.