Wolves attacker Hwang Hee-chan was back in action again today for South Korea.

The 25-year-old started in their latest World Cup qualifier against Iraq.

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Hwang Hee-chan (Photo by Mohammad Karamali/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

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Hwang was on target last time out for his country against the United Arab Emirates.

He scored the game’s only goal from the penalty spot at the Goyang Stadium.

Hwang was looking to build on that today, and he was able to contribute for his team in their 3-0 win.

There was no goal this time, but Hwang did provide an assist on the final goal, cutting back for Jeong Woo-yeong to finish.

It capped off a lively showing from the RB Leipzig loanee, who operated mostly from the right wing, before making way on 82 minutes.

According to Sofascore data, Hwang completed 48/52 passes and 2/3 dribbles.

 

He was fairly involved, having 67 touches – two more than Tottenham Hotspur’s Heung-min Son. That was the fifth-most of any player.

South Korea sit second in their group table, two points behind leaders Iran but eight clear of the UAE. There are now four games left for each Asian country to play.

Hwang returning to Wolves in good form

Hwang will have much tougher opponents in the coming weeks.

But it is a boost that he is returning to Wolves having made positive contributions for his country.

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Hwang Hee-chan (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Bruno Lage will be counting on him to continue his bright start.

There are some hard games coming up over the Christmas period, and having an in-form Hwang will be vital for Wolves.

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