Hwang Hee-chan has been praised by Match of the Day pundit Ian Wright after he scored twice to earn Wolves all three points against Newcastle United on Saturday.
The Lowdown: Special Hwang
Since his arrival at Molineux on loan from RB Leipzig towards the end of the summer transfer window, the South Korea international has scored three goals and has been instrumental in Wolves’ rise in form following their three defeats at the start of the season.
His two goals against Steve Bruce’s side handed Bruno Lage his first three points at home since taking over at the club and took Wolves to 11th in the Premier League table, five points off fourth-placed Everton.
The Latest: Wright impressed
Speaking on BBC’s Match of the Day [via Molineux News], Wright stated how impressed he was with Hwang in the 2-1 win over Newcastle, saying: “He has got everything, he has got pace, skill, touch and awareness and he’s always driving to get into the box.”
Wright went on to discuss the partnership between Hwang and Raul Jimenez, after the Mexican striker set up both goals with some terrific hold-up play, comparing the new relationship at Molineux with those Jimenez had previously with Adama Traore and Diogo Jota.
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The Verdict: More to come
Wolves’ lack of clinical edge in the final third was evident for all to see in Lage’s first three games in charge, but the arrival of Hwang has seen a different adaptation of play being implemented and it seems to be working a treat so far.
In the 89 minutes that he played against Newcastle, he completed 24 of his 29 passes and scored from both of his shots on target. Whilst he only managed to win three of his seven duels, his pace and finishing were perfect when the chances were provided and he now sits top of Wolves’ goalscoring charts with three goals.
His performances so far for the Midlanders will surely have the likes of Jeff Shi and Lage considering making the move from Germany a permanent one come the end of the season.
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