Jürgen Klinsmann’s South Korean national soccer team has received some good news.
“Norwich City have agreed to sign South Korea international Hwang Eui-jo on a one-season loan from Nottingham Forest,” the club announced on its official website on Tuesday (July 2).
Hwang joined Nottingham from Bordeaux last year. Shortly after joining, he went on loan to Olympiakos, but failed to adapt and fell into a slump.
The solution was to return home. In February, Hwang opted for a short-term loan at FC Seoul in search of a turning point. With four goals and four assists in 18 games, he regained his confidence and returned to Nottingham with a bang.
This season hasn’t been as promising. Nottingham have brought in a number of new attacking talents this summer alone, including Anthony Elanga, Chris Wood, and Callum Hudson-Odoi. Hwang was faced with fierce competition for a starting spot.
Gaining an edge in the starting lineup wasn’t easy. Hwang didn’t play a single minute in any of the three league games this season, let alone in the cup competitions.
It was Norwich who stepped up to the plate. Norwich made a surprise loan move for Hwang to fill the void left by the injury to star striker Joshua Sergeant.
It’s likely that he’ll be guaranteed more playing time in Nottingham. Norwich, who don’t have a lot of options up front, are likely to use Hwang as a starter.
This is good news for Klinsmann. Klinsmann has been dogged by controversy lately. Since his appointment in February, Klinsmann has only been in South Korea for two months.
In addition, the September A-match roster was announced via a press release instead of a press conference. Fans’ dissatisfaction with Klinsmann, who was not even in Korea when the roster was announced, was bound to grow.
The atmosphere was tense. Before the September A match, the coaching staff changed. Coach Michael Kim, who had been with the national team since Paulo Bento’s reign, suddenly decided to leave the team. 온라인바카라
The transfer of Hwang Eui-jo has emerged as a ray of hope. Klinsmann trusted him enough to call him up for the September A match. If Hwang continues to play well for his club and maintain his form, he will be able to continue to play well for the national team.
The impact could be felt as soon as the September A match. Norwich host Rotherham United tonight at 11pm in the fifth round of the English Championship League for the 2023/2024 season.
Hwang’s fitness has been building since pre-season, so he’s ready to go. He will be looking to get back into the swing of things and lead South Korea’s attack in their upcoming matches against Wales and Saudi Arabia.