‘Bull’ Hwang Hee-chan (27, Wolverhampton) celebrated the New Year and won the Mav Of The Match honor. Hwang Hee-chan, who had been silent for the past 11 months, scored in a match against “strong” Liverpool, reflecting his confidence that has risen sharply since the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, raising expectations for his performance in 2023. Tottenham striker Son Heung-min (31) contributed to a 1-0 victory in the game against Portsmouth by struggling without an attack point.
Wolverhampton striker Hwang Hee-chan was replaced by Hubeng Neves in the 18th minute of the second half when he trailed 1-2 in the round of 64 of the 2022-23 England Football Association (FA) Cup 3rd round against Liverpool held at Anfield in Liverpool, England on the 8th (Korean time). In the 21st minute of the second half, the first goal of the new year and the first goal of the season drew a 2-2 draw. Hwang Hee-chan started scoring in about 11 months after scoring in Arsenal and English Premier League (EPL) in February last year.
Hwang Hee-chan, who scored 5 goals for Wolverhampton last season, had limited opportunities to play this season due to injury, and was only recording 2 assists without scoring, but with the goal against Liverpool that day, he prepared a stepping stone to soar again. Whoscored.com, a European statistical media, gave Hwang Hee-chan, who was brought in as a substitute member in the second half and scored an equalizer that changed the course of the game, the highest score among both teams and awarded MOTM (Most Player of the Match) honor. Hwang Hee-chan was recognized for his best performance with 7.5 points, more than Liverpool’s Muhammad Salah’s 7.3 points.
In particular, Hwang Hee-chan’s goal is considered encouraging as it shows that his goal-making ability has increased significantly since the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Hwang Hee-chan led Korea’s advance to the round of 16 by scoring a 2-1 come-from-behind final theatrical goal with the help of Son Heung-min in the final Group H match against Portugal on December 3 last year. At that time, Hwang Hee-chan’s goal left an impact so strong that it was selected by FIFA as one of the 7 토토 best scenes of the Qatar World Cup.
Hwang Hee-chan expanded his position in the future in that he was put in as a substitute in the second half of the match against ‘strong’ Liverpool on this day, as in the match against Portugal, and reciprocated the coach’s expectations. Wolverhampton is seeking a comeback by appointing coach Julen Lopetegui after sacking Portuguese coach Bruno Raj before the World Cup in Qatar, taking responsibility for poor performance. Head coach Lopetegi, the new head coach, led the game 1-0 and turned 2-1 that day. In the 18th minute of the second half, Hwang Hee-chan was put in as a substitute to draw a draw.
Hwang Hee-chan broke through the left side of the penalty box with a 2-1 pass with Matheus Cunha three minutes after he came on as a substitute and opened Liverpool’s goal. In a counterattack situation that blocked Liverpool’s attack, Hwang Hee-chan broke through the left penalty area, gave the ball to Kunya on the left, dug in with the goal mouse, and pushed the ball into the goal as promised. Wolverhampton, who escaped defeat with Hwang Hee-chan’s equalizer, played a rematch with a 2-2 draw.
Tottenham’s Son Heung-min played full-time at home in the 2022-23 season FA Cup Round of 64 against Portsmouth in the third division held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 7th (Korean time) and contributed to a 1-0 victory, but the opponent’s aggressive I couldn’t record the attack point because it was blocked by the land defense. Tottenham, who activated members of the rotation, finished the first half 0-0 and advanced to the round of 32 with a 1-0 victory thanks to Harry Kane’s exquisite winning goal in the 5th minute of the second half. Tottenham showed signs of getting out of defensive anxiety by recording two consecutive clean sheets.