FC Seoul striker Hwang Eui-jo, who returned from the European stage for a while, made a statement.
On the 22nd, Seoul held a press conference for the 2023 K-League Winter Field Training Media Camp at the Gangdong branch of the HJ Convention Center in Gangdong-gu, Seoul. Hwang Eui-jo, who attended the event, explained the difference between the European league and the K-league.
Hwang Eui-jo, who made his debut at Seongnam Ilhwa (now Seongnam FC) in 2013, left for J-League Gamba Osaka in the summer of 2017토토사이트. He started his European career in 2019 when he joined France’s Girondins Bordeaux.
He got off to a good start. In the 2019/20 season, which was the first season of his transfer, he scored 6 goals and 2 assists in 24 league games. In the following two seasons, he succeeded in scoring double digits in the league and was recognized as a top striker in the French Ligue 1.
However, with Bordeaux’s relegation to the second division, everything wen
Offers came from Germany, France, and the United States, but Hwang’s choice was the Premier League. The goal was to move to the promoted team Nottingham Forest and play in the Premier League. His only first season was in a situation where Nottingham and Olympiacos, the same owner, were loaned out to Greek Olympiacos.
It was the cause of the neglect of the pre-season for the transfer. Hwang Eui-jo, who was not in 100% physical condition, did not perform well at Olympiacos.
In the end, he terminated his rental contract during the season, returned to Nottingham, and left for K-League 1 Seoul again.
Although he had many twists and turns, it is clear that he experienced in various leagues in Korea and Europe. Naturally, he was asked to compare the soccer environment in Korea and Europe.
Hwang Eui-jo, who said, “After returning to the K-League this time, a lot of things have improved in terms of facilities and environment,” but also said, “The K-League is of course a good league, but we still need to develop more.”
t awry. Despite Hwang Eui-jo’s hard work, Bordeaux finished at the bottom of the league and fell to the second division. Hwang Eui-jo chose to transfer to play in a more competitive league.
Hwang Eui-jo continued, “There are a lot of really good players in the K-League. But I think a good environment needs to support them in order to play on a good stage.” I wish I could,” he said.
He insisted that the players’ efforts are also necessary.
Hwang Eui-jo added, “The players also need to prepare in more areas (both in and out of the game),” adding, “In order to become a better K-League and better Korean soccer, we need to improve in these areas.”