Hee-chan ‘Bull’ Hwang (25) is one of the new faces of the most attention in the English Premier League (EPL), 2021-2022, which is going through the beginning of the season. It’s worth it. This is because, after having a difficult time being pushed back from the starting line at Leipzig in the Bundesliga, he transferred to EPL’s Wolverhampton on loan in the summer transfer window, and has shown remarkable performances in every game. He has only played in six games this season, but has already scored four goals. In particular, as Wolverhampton has had several difficulties in attacking this season, his performances are bound to stand out even more.
Naturally, local fans are also interested in Hwang Hee-chan’s various aspects. Accordingly, on the 29th, Wolverhampton published an interview with him on the club’s official social networking service (Snow) under the title ‘First interview with our Korean striker’.
In this video, in which Hwang Hee-chan answers questions from fans through social media in Korean, he freely shared his life in England, the process of adapting to the team, and his thoughts about soccer.
First of all, Hwang Hee-chan said that he had no problem adapting to Wolverhampton, including Conor Cody and Nelson Semedo, who helped him well. He cited “energy as a player, fast speed, breakthrough ability, the ability to score goals, and the ability to assist” as his strengths. He added, “We are trying to find the areas where we are lacking in each game and try to do better.”
Regarding his nickname ‘Bull’, he explained, “I don’t know where it actually came from, but I think it came naturally because my play is aggressive and straight forward.”
As his soccer hero, Hwang Seon-hong, the under-23 (U-23) national team coach, who played a leading role in the quarterfinals of the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup. “I started playing soccer after watching the Korea-Japan World Cup, and I liked coach Hwang Seon-hong.” Hwang Hee-chan also said, “I think I grew up dreaming of soccer after watching Ronaldo in Brazil.” Hwang Hee-chan, a former member of the K-League Pohang Steelers’ youth team, said, “I am grateful to Pohang, and I still watch and support the game.”
He said he had no personal goals for Wolverhampton. He emphasized, “The team needs goals and wins right now, so I want to play a good game that repays the fans with a win with the result of every match.”
When asked if there were any players he wanted to play against when he came to the EPL, he said, “The EPL is a stage I’ve been dreaming of since I was a kid. I am really happy and happy just to be playing.” He expressed his wish, “I want to meet Cristiano Ronaldo as a new member, and I’ve met Van Dijk once, but I want to run again and have a good experience.” He scored a goal against world-class defender Firhil Vandeijk in the UEFA Champions League group stage away match against Liverpool in October 2019 while playing for Salzburg (Austria). With this goal, he immediately received the attention of the big leagues, who played in the European border leagues, and entered the EPL through the Bundesliga.
There was also a difficult question to rank the appearance of the team. At this, Hwang Hee-chan laughed and said, “I don’t think it’s Romain Sais.” “Hubeng Neves is the first, and… , I don’t have any particular players that I can remember, but I’ll do the second one with me.” When I first met Adama Traore in Wolverhampton, I was asked if I was scared. Hwang Hee-chan said, “Actually, there are Korean players who are close with Adama, so I talked to them, and I heard that they have a very good personality and are good friends.
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