Hwang Hee-chan, determined to arrive at his rival, Cunya…”I’m happy to run with you”
Hwang Hee-chan (27) of Wolverhampton in the English Premier League showed a firm attitude in recruiting competitor Matteo Cunha (24).
“Kunya also played in Leipzig and Berlin, Germany,” Hwang Hee-chan said in an interview with Shropshire Star, a local newspaper in Wolverhampton, England, on the 2nd. “When I played against the Brazilian national team, I met him.”
Hwang Hee-chan said, “So I know Cunya very well,” adding, “Cunya is a good person and a good player.” “I’m looking forward to playing with Cunya,” he said.
Cunya came to the Premier League via Swiss, German and Spanish leagues. Cunya scored the first goal in the final for the Brazilian national team when he won the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He scored 21 goals in 23 matches for Brazil’s under-23 national team.
Kuna was nominated for the Puskas Award for making a lobbing shot over the goalkeeper after Cruifton in the match against Leverkusen in April 2019, when he was a member of Leipzig, Germany.
However, Cunha has been on the bench since moving to Atletico Madrid, Spain, in August 2021.
With Cunya joining, there are concerns that Hwang Hee-chan’s position, an offensive resource, could be reduced.
In addition, Hwang Hee-chan expressed regret over the 18th round home game (0-1 loss) of the 2022-2023 season against Manchester United at Molineux Stadium in England on December 31 last year (Korea Standard Time).
Hwang Hee-chan said, “The results of the game were bad, but our team did well in the first half,” adding, “We can still do better in the future.”
Regarding the new coach Julen Lopetegui, Hwang Hee-chan said, “Lopetegui gave me confidence,” adding, “I am ready to fight for the team and for Lopetegui.”
Hee-chan had a chance to start two consecutive regular league games following the match against Everton (2-1 win) in the 17th round after Lopetegui’s new coach took office, but failed to score a goal.
Hee-chan has only one assist without scoring in 13 Premier League games this season. Including the League Cup, 16 official games are scoreless.