Norwich boss looks forward to Hwang’s “experience at the highest level”

After leaving Nottingham Forest to join Norwich City, Hwang Ui-jo has expressed his desire to play.

“I’m very excited (to join Norwich City),” he said in an interview with the club’s official website on Feb. 2 (KST), “I want to help the team as much as possible and I can’t wait to play.”

Hwang returned to Nottingham Forest last month after his loan deal with FC Seoul expired.

He had hoped to make his Premier League debut, but there was no place for him at Nottingham Forest. Striker Tywar Oweneye scored in each of the opening three games and veteran striker Chris Wood kept his place with a dramatic winner against Sheffield United in the second round.

After being left off the roster in the opening match against Arsenal, Hwang Ui-Jo came off the bench against Sheffield United and Manchester United in the third round, but his chances of getting a start were not fulfilled.

The Carabao Cup second-round match against Burnley on March 31, which featured a relatively rotated and reserve squad, was Hwang’s most likely chance to play for Nottingham Forest, but he also ended up on the bench that day.

Furthermore, Nottingham Forest’s transfer deadline day acquisition of Belgian international striker Divock Origi further narrowed Hwang’s space.

Norwich City reached out to Hwang Ui-jo. In need of a striker, Norwich City approached Nottingham Forest on transfer deadline day with a loan offer, which was accepted by both clubs, and the deal was finalized. Norwich City is in the Championship, not the Premier League, but it’s a team where Hwang will have plenty of opportunities to play. They also have a good chance of promotion to the Premier League.

“I spoke to the manager and heard good things,” says Hwang. “Norwich City presses from high up the pitch and wants to link up with their forwards. We need to work hard and work together.” 메이저놀이터

Norwich City manager David Wagner said: “It took patience (to bring in a striker). “With the injury to Josh Sargent, we needed a new option up front and I’m delighted to welcome him to our squad. I’m glad we found a solution.”

“Ui-Jo Hwang has experience at the highest level at both national and club level. We are excited about the qualities he brings to the table.”

Norwich City are second in the Championship, two points behind Leicester City, with three wins and a draw from their opening four games. They host Rotherham United in the fifth round today. It is likely to be Hwang’s debut.