Hwang Ui-jo (31) expressed his gratitude to FC Seoul after ending his short K-League life. He now plans to discuss a future with his hometown Premier League club Nottingham Forest.
FC Seoul defeated Suwon Samsung 1-0 in the 19th round of the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 held at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 4:30 pm on the 24th and won 2 consecutive ‘Super Matches’.
With this, Seoul won in 4 games and took back 2nd place with 32 points (9 wins, 5 draws, 5 losses). On the other hand, Suwon postponed their first home victory of the season once again and fell into a swamp without a win (1 draw, 5 losses) in 6 league matches. The standings are still at the bottom with 9 points (2 wins, 3 draws, 14 losses).
Willian’s theatrical goal at the end of the game decided the game. In the 42nd minute of the second half, Osmar fired an accurate long pass to the left, and Willian, who received the ball, passed Jeong Seung-won and dug into the box. He calmly made one fold, evading Go Myung-seok, and then pierced the corner of the goal with a powerful right-footed shot. Seoul fans enjoyed the joy by shouting “Suwon relegated”.
After the game, Hwang Eui-jo said, “I’m so happy. I won at the moment when I needed to win. I also scored a valuable victory point in a difficult expedition,” and smiled brightly.
Now, Hwang Ui-jo is going to say goodbye to Seoul after this game. However, director Ahn Ik-soo said, “The current situation is ‘well’. I don’t think (Hwang Eui-jo) will go.”
Hwang Eui-jo spent a meaningful time on the K-League stage for the past four months. After struggling at Olympiacos, he gradually improved his condition in Korea, and in the last match against El Salvador, he wore the Taegeuk mark and scored a goal for the first time in a year.
When asked about the meaning, Hwang Eui-jo said, “I had a hard time at Olympiacos for six months. It was my first time playing soccer. I grew up and thought a lot about becoming a good player again.” .The good teammates, coaches, coaches, and all the staff generously gave me a lot of love. I’m really grateful.”
He went on to say, “The fans came to me every game, both home and away. I am grateful that I was able to interview in Korean like this. I am also grateful that the reporters came to me every time. How can I improve and become a better player?” It was a time when I felt it.”
He couldn’t easily pick out the most memorable moments. Hwang Eui-jo said, “The super match at home is also really memorable. The same goes for the match against Daegu토토사이트, which many fans came to. In fact, all the matches were memorable and happy moments.”
In addition, he said, “I remember all the goals, but I scored goals with my favorite route in the Incheon and Pohang matches. I found a lot of confidence in doing so. I try to shoot as much as possible, so when I score from such a chance, my confidence goes up. I remember those goals. remain,” he added.
Hwang Eui-jo said, “I’m still talking with Nottingham. I don’t know what the future will be, but the contract with Seoul is until June 30. I think I’ll have to think about it after that.” He told me to stay as a joke during training.
He continued, “If Nottingham asks you to find another team, or if you find a team because the conversation is not going well, it will take time. Then you will be able to play again in Seoul.” In a way, it’s been through a whole season. It’s a pre-season period, so I think there’s a possibility of finding a team or other things happening during that period.”
Seoul also wants to capture Hwang Ui-jo. Hwang Ui-jo said, “(Kim) Joo-seong just jokingly asked if it would be better to play for six more months. There are players who joke like this. I am grateful to the players,” he said. “He helped me a lot with the play I wanted to play and the play I could do well. Thanks to that, I was able to produce a good performance. Thank you.”
Lastly, Hwang Eui-jo evaluated that his physical condition improved compared to Greece. He said, “Once I played the game, my sense of the game improved a lot. I had a hard time because I couldn’t play a lot. I want to keep playing and training hard in Seoul, so my own style and performance didn’t come out much.”