Don Goodman shares the Wolves feeling about Hwang Hee-chan
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Don Goodman shares the Wolves feeling about Hwang Hee-chan

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Don Goodman has said there is feeling at the club that Hwang Hee-chan can be another Diogo Jota.

The South Korean made his first Premier League start on Sunday against Southampton.

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That was a reward for his lively performance against Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup.

Hwang also scored minutes into his debut against Watford earlier this month.

He does seem to have settled fairly quickly at Molineux, and looks a good fit for the Premier League.

He is strong and fast, and seems like someone capable of making things happen.

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Wolves have high hopes for the player. At least, that’s according to Goodman, who spoke about the player before kick-off on Sunday.

He said on Sky Sports ahead of commentating on the match: “The manager has put a lot of faith in him.

“I’ve been speaking to people at Wolverhampton Wanderers who tell me that he’s the closest thing they’ve had to a Diogo Jota, since Jota left the building.

“That’s high expectation, high pressure and high praise indeed.”

Hwang can be better than Jota

Given Hwang is 25, Wolves fans would like to think their loan star can have more of an impact than Jota did.

As good as Jota was at times for Wolves, he did lack consistency which perhaps came down to him being a younger player.

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The early signs about Hwang are good.

He is physical and fast – traits that should stand him in good stead for his time in the Premier League.