Hwang Hee-chan (26, Wolverhampton), who spent time differently than usual during basic military training this pre-season, did not play in the club’s pre-season game to take care of his body. While watching the game from the stands, the relay camera captured the scene of kindly signing autographs to the fans.
Wolverhampton beat Deportivo Alaves (Spain) 4-0 in a friendly match in Spain at 2 a.m. on the 21st (Korea Standard Time).
Hwang Hee-chan was not included in the roster. The reason is that his condition is not 100% yet.
Hwang Hee-chan played a remarkable role in the early days of his entry into the English Premier League (EPL. He scored his debut goal in his debut match and scored four goals in the first six games. Since then, he has been on a downward curve for a while, but he has reported one goal and one assist in late February and mid-March, respectively. In the 2021-2022 season, he played a total of 30 league games and scored 5 goals and 1 assist.
Since then, I have been busy in Korea. Hwang Hee-chan, who played two A matches in June, immediately entered Nonsan Training Center. After three weeks of basic military training, he was discharged from the military on Thursday. Hwang Hee-chan, the gold medalist at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, is eligible for military service benefits.
After leaving the hospital, Hwang Hee-chan trained individually before leaving the country on the 9th. However, since he received basic military training for three weeks, he did not spend much time on training to prepare for the upcoming season.
When leaving the country, Hwang Hee-chan said, “I will focus on recovering my physical condition quickly in my team.”
Unfortunately, Hwang Hee-chan, who suffered an injury when the previous season was important, skipped the pre-season game. Wolverhampton is scheduled to play pre-season warm-up matches against Besiktash (Turkey) on the 23rd, Sporting on the 30th and Farrense (Portugal) on the 31st.
It is expected that Hwang Hee-chan will be seen in the remaining games.
Hwang Hee-chan, who was watching the game against Alaves from the stands, was caught on the broadcast screen holding a pen early in the second half and signing for a fan.
Hwang Hee-chan kindly signed his autograph to the fan who approached him. When he left for London on the 9th, he thanked the fans he faced at the airport with hand greetings and warm smiles. Hwang Hee-chan is always grateful for his fans’ presence.