Hwang Ui-jo was pushed out of the competition for starting positions in the preseason. It’s time to seize the opportunity now without Tywo Awoniyi, who was the team’s top scorer with 10 league goals last season.
At 8:30 pm (Korean time) on the 12th,스포츠토토 Nottingham Forest and Arsenal will play the first round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) at the Emirates Stadium in London, England.
Hwang Eui-jo challenges to enter the EPL once again. He transferred to Nottingham from Girondins Bordeaux last year, but was immediately loaned to Olympiacos and missed the EPL trip. He failed to compete for the starting position at Olympiacos, and left on loan to FC Seoul through the winter transfer market.
He returned to Nottingham this summer. Hwang Ui-jo, who reported his goals in his last two games in Seoul and recovered his sense of realism by scoring a goal in the A match, returned to Nottingham and participated in pre-season training.
The start was good. Hwang Ui-jo played as a substitute against Notts County, the first game of the preseason, and even managed to score with good forward pressure. It was a typical goal in a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper, aiming for the corner of the goal with his right foot.
However, Hwang Ui-jo’s performance ended there. Hwang Ui-jo started against Valencia and Stadren, but was substituted or sat on the bench for the rest of the match.
He missed his most important final pre-season game. Coach Stephen Cooper put forward Morgan Gibbs-White and Brennan Johnson at the Eintracht Frankfurt match one week before the opening of the EPL. Chris Wood came on as a substitute for Johnson in the 26th minute of the second half. In this match, coach Cooper implied that the selection plan was somewhat over by replacing only three of the total players.
Hwang Eui-jo is likely to start on the bench against Arsenal as well. The British ‘Guardian’ predicted that Nottingham would operate a two-top team of Gibbs White and Johnson against Arsenal.
There is hope for Hwang Ui-jo. Nottingham suffered from a pre-season void. Only 3 goals in 7 matches. If Gibbs-White, Johnson, and Wood all fail to score, coach Cooper may consider Hwang Ui-jo, who scored the first preseason goal.
If Hwang Ui-jo is to play, he must prove his skills by scoring. Awoniyi, who was the team’s top scorer last season, is currently out of action due to injury. It’s unfortunate for Nottingham, but for Hwang Ui-jo, it’s a valuable opportunity to shine in the competition for the starting team.
Hwang Ui-jo failed to gain an advantage in the competition for the starting position in the preseason. Now you have to prove your skills in real life. If he gets a chance in the opening game of the EPL and succeeds in scoring, he can brighten his prospects as the EPL main striker of his dreams.