Hwang Hee-chan (27) mentioned a new nickname.
The men’s national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann (59), will face Tunisia at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 13th. On the 17th, they will play against Vietnam at Suwon World Cup Stadium. Prior to this, on the 9th, Klinsmann summoned players at the Paju National Training Center (NFC).
On the 10th, three days before the game, the national team held training, and just before that, Hwang Hee-chan gave an interview to reporters on behalf of the team.
Hwang Hee-chan is currently ranked 3rd in scoring in the world’s best stage, the English Premier League (EPL), with 5 goals. In particular, in his last match against Manchester City, he scored a goal that demolished the opponent.
On the 29th, coach Pep Guardiola (52), who is considered the world’s best general, said at a press conference before the game against Wolverhampton, “(Wolverhampton’s season has not started well) Many people think that Manchester City will bring an easy victory. How can this be done?” I was asked, “Do you watch it? Also, what are your thoughts on Wolverhampton’s start to the season?”안전놀이터
Guardiola said: “I say this with great respect. We have always struggled against Wolverhampton. Wolves have individual players of outstanding quality. Pedro Neto, Matheus Cunha and the Korean player (Hwang Hee-chan) , The Korean Guy) is really great,” he said.
It was out of respect for Hwang Hee-chan, but I couldn’t remember his name. There was respect, but it was difficult to accept it completely positively. In the game that followed, as mentioned earlier, Hwang Hee-chan played well, including scoring, and in the post-game press conference, coach Guardiola correctly referred to him as Hwang. Because of this, Hwang Hee-chan earned the nickname The Korean Guy.
Hwang Hee-chan said, “It seems like nicknames come out one by one when you get bored, and I’m glad that it seems to be a positive nickname. I also thought it was positive in that it could promote our country by including the word ‘Korea.’ It was fun and happy to get a good result against a good team. “It’s the same,” he said.
He continued, “Actually, I watched many of Coach Pep Guardiola’s pre-interviews (acquaintances) sent to me before the game. I always try to connect whether there is a negative story or a positive story before the game as motivation. I also remember that part in an instant. “I may not have played well, but I was grateful that the best coach mentioned me as a good player. I think I gained confidence before the game.”
Hwang Hee-chan said, “I got a lot of response locally, and the club also produced T-shirts and gave me a lot (laughter). I have now joined the national team, and since I am a striker, I am preparing to score offensive points. It helps a little more in terms of performance. “I want to do my best to help the team to achieve this,” he added.