On the day Lim Young-woong came, ‘goal catcher’ started Hwang Ui-jo

National team goal scorer Hwang Eui-jo (Seoul), who fell silent on the day popular singer Lim Young-woong visited the soccer field, started a revival.

Hwang Eui-jo started the home match against Daegu FC in the 6th round of the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 8th and played until the end of the game, leading FC Seoul to a 3-0 victory with a preemptive goal in the 11th minute of the first half.

Seoul, which opened with Hwang Eui-jo’s goal, seized the victory early with consecutive goals by Na Sang-ho in the 33rd minute and Palosevich in the 41st minute.

Seoul, which won its 4th win (2 losses) of the season with a cool goal streak at home, continued its competition for the top ranks by climbing to 3rd place in the K-League 1 this season.

Hwang Ui-jo took the penalty kick after the opponent handball foul and scored with a right-footed shot.

It was the comeback goal of Hwang Ui-jo, who came to Seoul on a short-term loan after giving up his European life, and the season’s beast.

In the K-League, it was also the first goal in about five years since the match against Gyeongnam FC in June 2017 when he was playing for Seongnam FC. The K-League 1 (first division) goal was about 6 years and 7 months after the match against Ulsan Hyundai in September 2016.

Afterwards, Hwang Eui-jo, who advanced to the European stage through Japan, moved to Nottingham Forest of the English Premier League (EPL) last year, and then immediately moved on loan to Greek Olympiacos, where national team midfielder Hwang In-beom plays.

However, his life in Greece was not easy. He couldn’t show his skills due to frequent injuries, and he was pushed out of competition for the starting lineup, so he rarely got a chance to play.

In the end, the sluggishness in his team had an impact until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

He started as a starter in the first match of the group stage against Uruguay, but after missing a crucial scoring opportunity, he lost his starting position to Cho Kyu-sung from the second match.

While Cho Kyu-seong, who was one step behind until the World Cup, scored multiple goals against Ghana and raised his stock price, Hwang Eui-jo gradually moved away from the top spot in the national team.

Hwang Ui-jo also kept the bench in two A-matches in March after Jurgen Klinsmann took office. Even Hyeon-gyu Oh (Celtic) replaced Hwang Ui-jo in the second match against Colombia.

But Hwang Ui-jo did not give up.

He did not play much time in the game, but he put down the psychological burden through a meeting with coach Klinsman during the call-up period for the national team.

Coach Klinsmann was a leading striker in Germany’s ‘Tank Corps’ when he was a player.

The advice of the coach, who knows the psychology of an attacker better than anyone else, was a great help to Hwang Eui-jo.

In fact, after the match against Daegu, Hwang Eui-jo said, “I shared with the coach (Klinsman) what kind of play he prefers and what kind of play he should play as an attacker.” . And that made me feel at ease.”

The support of singer Lim Young-woong, whom I met through soccer, also helped.

On this day, 45,007 spectators entered the Seoul World Cup Stadium after hearing the news of Lim Young-woong’s poetry celebration and halftime performances. It is a new record for the largest number of spectators in domestic professional sports since the spread of Corona 19.

Lim Young-woong, whom I met before the game,메이저놀이터 said to Hwang Ui-jo, “Isn’t it necessary to score a goal?”, and Hwang Ui-jo responded with a “goal”.

Hwang Eui-jo laughed, saying, “(Thanks to Lim Young-woong) the players had the experience of playing in front of many fans,” and “I won today, so shouldn’t I come again next time?”

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