Hwang Eui-jo (31, Nottingham Forest), the ‘national striker’, did not get another chance.
Nottingham Forest was eliminated after losing 0-1 to Burnley in the ‘2023-2024 League Cup Round of 64’ held at the City Ground, Nottingham Shore, England on the morning of the 31st (Korean time).
Hwang Eui-jo, who was excluded from the selection, was included in the replacement list, but did not get a chance to play. Hwang Ui-jo, who scored a goal in the pre-season, has yet to play in an official game this season.바카라사이트
The men’s soccer team will face the Wales national team on September 8 at the Cardiff Stadium in Wales. After moving to England, the national team will have an evaluation match against Saudi Arabia on the 13th at St. James Park, Newcastle’s home ground. The Korea Football Association announced the list of players through a press release on the 28th. Jürgen Klinsmann did not even hold an online press conference, so his intentions regarding the player selection are unknown.
Among the European strikers of the national team who suffered line injuries, Hwang Ui-jo is currently the only player who is in good shape. Hwang Hee-chan made his first start of the season against Everton on the 26th, but was replaced after only playing the first half due to a hamstring injury. Celtic’s Oh Hyeon-gyu was diagnosed with a calf injury and will not be able to play for 4-6 weeks. Cho Kyu-seong, who continued to score goals in the Danish league, was also replaced on the 21st due to thigh pain.
Lee Kang-in, who has established himself as PSG’s main player, also injured his left quadriceps muscle. In the end, Lee Kang-in was excluded from the call-up for the national team. After the controversy, Klinsman summoned injured Hwang Hee-chan, Cho Kyu-seong, and Oh Hyun-kyu to the national team. Joo Min-gyu, the leading scorer in the recent K-League, never got a chance.
There is a problem. There is only a week left until the first game in Wales. If the national team’s strikers are unable to play against Wales due to injuries, Hwang Eui-jo is the only forward striker who can play. It is like coach Klinsman selecting a player who cannot play and only blowing away a precious opportunity.
Even if Hwang Eui-jo plays, he is not in 100% condition. Hwang Eui-jo had a similar problem ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He rarely got a chance to play at Olympiacos, where he moved on loan. Hwang Eui-jo said that he was training normally, and he was confident of his performance in the World Cup. However, in the first game against Uruguay, Hwang Ui-jo failed to save a decisive opportunity.
In the end, Cho Kyu-seong, who has a good form in the K-League since the match against Ghana, took the starting striker position. Cho Kyu-seong did not miss the opportunity and became a star by scoring two goals against Ghana. As much as it is important which league a player plays in, what form he is currently in is more important. As Hwang Eui-jo hasn’t even made his official debut this season, concerns about his national team are growing.