Hwang Ui-jo finally made his debut on the English stage.
Norwich City defeated Stoke City 1-0 in the 6th round of the 2023-24 English Football League Championship (EFL Championship, 2nd division) held at Carrow Road in Norwich, England at 11 pm (Korean time) on the 16th. With this win, Norwich (13 points) rose to 4th place.
South Korean national team striker Hwang Ui-jo was loaned to Olympiacos after transferring to Nottingham Forest, but was unable to find a place in the end. He eventually returned to the K-League, spent a short-term loan with FC Seoul, and then returned to Nottingham. He took his chances little by little during the pre-season. Under manager Steve Cooper, he featured against Notts County, Valencia, Leeds United, PSV Eindhoven and Stade Rennes. He worked hard to prove himself by going back and forth between being a substitute and starting player, and playing one-top and three-top positions. His expectations were high as he scored a goal against Notts County.
But he ultimately did not make his debut. He was excluded from the list against Arsenal in the first round. He sat on the bench in the 2nd round match against Sheffield United and the 3rd round match against Manchester United, but was not used. Hwang Eui-jo left Norwich on loan at the end of the transfer window to begin his new challenge.
On the 2nd, Norwich City officially announced on the club’s website, “We have signed Hwang Ui-jo on loan for the remainder of the season. He played 56 games as a striker for the Korean national team.” Hwang Ui-jo expressed his feelings about joining the team, saying, “I’m very happy. I want to help the team as much as possible. I want to play in the game as soon as possible. I talked to coach (David Wagner) and heard good news.” Coach Wagner said, “I am really happy to welcome Hwang Ui-jo. With Joshua Sargent out due to injury, we wanted to have another option. We are all happy that a solution has been found. Hwang Ui-jo has experience at the highest level for both club and country. “We are very excited about Hwang Ui-jo and look forward to working with him,” he said, welcoming Hwang Ui-jo with joy.
Hwang Ui-jo, who joined Norwich after the international match, was included in the substitute list for the match against Stoke and waited to be dispatched. Norwich took the lead in the 44th minute of the first half when Jack Stacy scored. After entering the second half, his카지노사이트 debut finally came to fruition. He came on as a lone striker in the 15th minute of the second half, replacing Adam Aida.
In the remaining time, Norwich calmly strengthened their lead and won. Hwang Ui-jo was on the field for 35 minutes including extra time. His debut match was okay. He came down to the front line as well as the midfield and worked hard to link up. He even had a shooting opportunity near the end of the game. He took a chance on the left side in extra time in the second half and entered the box. He took a bold shot from the outside, but it was blocked in front. Soccer statistics media ‘Sofa Score’ gave Hwang Ui-jo 6.7 points. Key stats include 7 ball touches, 1 effective shot, 100% aerial duel (2 attempts – 2 success), and 3 turnovers.
After the game ended, Hwang Ui-jo exchanged uniforms with Bae Jun-ho. The Korean derby ended quickly as Bae Jun-ho was substituted right after Hwang Ui-jo was brought on. Hwang Ui-jo will face Leicester City, who were relegated from the Premier League (PL), in the 7th round of the EFL Championship at 4 am on the 21st.