“Hyung. Let’s score double digits for six months!”
Na Sang-ho (27), the “captain” of the professional football K League 1 FC Seoul preparing for a rebound this season, affectionately bluffed the “newbie brother” Hwang Eui-jo (31).
The Seoul team left for Kagoshima, Japan, the second overseas training ground ahead of the 2023 season, via Incheon International Airport on the morning of the 6th.
Hwang Eui-jo, who had been on loan from Nottingham Forest (England), joined the squad ahead of the training in Kagoshima.
Likewise, Hwang Eui-jo is still Korea’s leading striker, although he failed to secure a place at Olympiacos in Greece, where he was on loan, and was sluggish at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Seoul announced that the lease contract period for Hwang Eui-jo with Nottingham was six months. However, it is already February, and the contract period is up to six months, so Hwang Eui-jo’s actual time in Seoul is only about four months.
Still, the Seoul club expects Hwang Eui-jo to be a great help in returning to the top ranks this season.
Seoul finished 9th last season. The problem was the offense, which was weak enough to rank second among the 12 teams (43 goals).
Seoul captain Na Sang-ho met with reporters at the departure hall at Incheon International Airport and said, “I believe (Hwang) Ui-jo will fill in the gaps we couldn’t score.” I want to keep going and achieve my goal of reaching the top of the division and going to the top division (Final A).”
At the same time, as a captain, he proudly demanded Hwang Eui-jo, a team member. He smiled and threatened to leave Korea after scoring a double-digit score.
Hwang Eui-jo scored 16 goals in 53 A matches for the national team. He experienced not only the K-League, but also the J-League in Japan and Europe.
Na Sang-ho believes that Hwang Ui-jo will have a positive impact on the team as a ‘role model’ for junior strikers. 메이저사이트
Na Sang-ho said, “(After the rental transfer to Seoul was confirmed) Uijo-hyung called and asked for help to adapt well, but in fact (experienced) Uijo-hyung will adapt well on his own.” I want to help you raise your competitiveness,” he said.
Seoul fans are dissatisfied with the team, saying that it has not lived up to the reputation of the ‘capital representative club’ for several years.
Na Sang-ho said, “I want to prepare well in Kagoshima and match my tactics well so that I can play soccer that is welcomed by fans this season.”