English pro football premier leaguer Hwang Hee-chan (27) was replaced again even though he started and showed off good condition. The team was completely defeated by strong Manchester City.
Hwang Hee-chan’s team Wolverhampton lost 0-3 to Manchester City in the 21st round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-2023 season held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 22nd (Korean time).
Wolverhampton stayed in 17th place with 17 points from 4 wins, 5 draws and 11 losses. 17th is just above the relegation zone. With 45 points from 14 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, Man City maintained second place, behind leader Arsenal by five points.
Man City won easily thanks to Elling Hollan’s hat-trick performance.
Hwang Hee-chan, who started the match that day, showed light movements. Hwang Hee-chan won the ball by pressing Man City midfielder Rico Royce hard during a counterattack in the 13th minute of the first half. It was a situation where Royce could have been sent off, but the referee rather declared Hwang Hee-chan’s foul. Hwang Hee-chan protested vehemently. Angered by the decision, coach Hulen Lopetegui also complained to the referee.
Even after that, Hwang Hee-chan led the counterattack based on his outstanding strength. In the 37th minute of the first half, he created a chance by connecting an appropriate penetrating pass to fellow full-back Hugo Bueno, who was rushing to the side. In the 38th minute, Manchester City tried to create a scoring opportunity by exchanging short passes with Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez, but Jimenez made a mistake and it was canceled.
Hwang Hee-chan conceded the opening goal, and in the extra time of the first half, which was behind 0-1, he even participated in the last defense and won the ball with his head. Hwang Hee-chan, who was about to start a counterattack by breaking through Man City’s strikers, showed his displeasure by kicking the ball high when the referee’s whistle sounded at the end of the first half.
Hwang Hee-chan, who swallowed regret, was replaced by Joao Moutinho at halftime. Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore, who played together, also changed at once. Wolverhampton, who changed the attacking line, allowed 2 more goals in the second half and was completely defeated. 스포츠토토
Hwang Hee-chan has often been given opportunities to play in the league after taking over as head coach Lopetegi in November last year, but is being replaced at a crucial moment.
Against Everton on December 26 last year, he only played 60 minutes. On December 31, he played without a substitute against Manchester United, but after that, he played 59 minutes against Aston Villa on January 4 and 73 minutes against West Ham on January 14 and left the field.
Coach Lopetegui uses detailed tactics and pursues organized soccer. Accordingly, Hwang Hee-chan is digesting the assigned role, but his frequent replacement is not a good sign.
All you need to avoid substitution is a goal. Hwang Hee-chan must score to further solidify his position. Striker Hwang Hee-chan has not scored a goal in a league game since the match against Arsenal in February last year.