‘Bull’ Hwang Hee-chan (27, Wolverhampton) gave advice from experience to Oh Hyeon-gyu (22, Celtic), who made his A-match selection debut.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, lost 0-1 to Peru in an evaluation match held at Busan Asiad Main Stadium on the afternoon of the 16th.
Hwang Hee-chan said after the game, “It was a game we really wanted to win, but it’s very regrettable that we couldn’t bring the result.”
On this day, Hwang Hee-chan played with Oh Hyun-gyu as a starting striker. Oh Hyun-kyu and Hwang Hee-chan stood in the second line at the forefront. Hwang Hee-chan tried to attack with a quick breakthrough from the side.
Oh Hyeon-kyu shot confidently in the first half, but with too much force, the shot went wide to the left of the goal.
He missed a crucial chance in the 16th minute of the second half. Hwang Hee-chan pressed the opponent to take the ball and rushed to the left side of the penalty area to concede a cross. The ball that Lee Kang-in slightly spilled went to Oh Hyeon-gyu in the center. However, Oh Hyun-gyu’s shot was caught by the goalkeeper.
Hwang Hee-chan evaluated Oh Hyun-gyu and breathing, “Hyeon-gyu has many strengths, and he showed a good figure by playing hard today.” He continued, “Since it’s the first match, he will be able to show a lot of good things in the future as he adapts more.”
He gave no advice. Hwang Hee-chan mentioned, “(To Hyun-gyu Oh) I said, ‘I wish I could kick with a little more strength in the shooting scene'”. He spared no encouragement, saying, “We will trust more and help Hyungyu do better.”안전놀이터
Korea will play its second match against El Salvador at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 20th.