Hwang Eui-jo (31, Seoul) was given two missions.
On the 6th, Hwang Ui-jo started training in Kagoshima, Japan with the FC Seoul team through Incheon International Airport. Hwang Eui-jo, who met with reporters before boarding the plane to Japan, shared his feelings and the reason for choosing FC Seoul.
It was a short lease of six months, but Hwang Eui-jo was given two missions. It is that you have to lead the rise of FC Seoul and you have to raise your form.
Seoul officially announced the signing of Hwang Eui-jo on a 6-month lease on the 5th. The Seoul club said, “Like the precedent with Hwang In-beom, who was evaluated as a beautiful companion, Hwang Ui-jo decided to recruit this time because he thought he could create a positive synergy effect for both the club and the players.”
Earlier in the 2022 season, Hwang In-beom stayed in Seoul for about two months and maintained a sense of the game. Although it was a short period of time, he showed his unique vision, wide activity, and ability to find creative and excellent passing paths, appearing in a total of 10 games, including the FA Cup.
Afterwards, Hwang In-beom moved to Olympiacos, a prestigious Greek club, and is continuing a successful career.
Hwang Ui-jo, the main striker of the Korean national team, was having a difficult time on the European stage in the 2022-2023 season. He was loaned out to Olympiacos following a move to Nottingham Forest, but failed to compete for his starting spot.
Hwang Eui-jo only had 1 assist in 5 games in the Greek Super League, and was also injured. The deterioration in his condition led to the World Cup, and he showed poor performance.
Hwang Eui-jo revealed the reason for choosing Seoul, saying, “It is true that there were proposals from various teams, but as a team and personally, I thought being in Seoul would be a good opportunity.”
At the same time, he said, “I thought it was first to melt into the team, and to improve the performance first. I didn’t think about the goal, but I want to score as many goals as possible because I am a striker.”
In a video released by the Seoul club on the 5th, Hwang Eui-jo also expressed his aspirations, saying, “I will try to make Seoul a team worthy of its reputation.”
Seoul is a prestigious team that has won the K-League 6 times (1985, 1990, 2000, 2010, 2012, 2016). However, it is true that recent results have been disappointing. 안전놀이터 Finished the 2018 season in 11th place. He showed a good figure by finishing 3rd in the 2019 season, but finished the season in Split B for the last 3 consecutive seasons by staying in 9th place in the 2020 season, 8th place in the 2021 season, and 9th place in the 2022 season.
Hwang Ui-jo’s shoulders felt heavy. He must improve his form and lead Seoul’s upward trend as promised. That’s a short period of 6 months.
On the other hand, on the 6th, coach Ahn Ik-soo said, “(Hwang) Eui-jo’s professionalism and thoughts of dedication and sacrifice as a national representative of Korea give a good message to the team. If you give and aim for the same goal, better things will happen. The reason for being together,” he said, revealing his faith in his disciples.