Wolves youngster Hugo Bueno has revealed the squad tuned in to watch Hwang Hee-chan play for South Korea against Brazil in the World Cup last night.
The nations faced off in the last 16, and it was competition favourites Brazil who ran out comfortable winners.
Tite’s side won 4-1 to book their place in the quarter-finals, with all four of their goals coming in the first-half.
It was a rampant first 45 minutes from Brazil, with Vinicius Jr, Neymar, Richarlison and Lucas Paqueta blowing the Koreans away.
Paik Sueng-ho pulled one back in the second-half and there was a slight improvement from Korea. But it was a comfortable evening for Brazil, who will face Croatia next.
It was a pretty devastating experience for the Korea players. But Wolves star Hwang played well in the game.
He was lively, and had a few chances to score. His early strike from distance to force a flying save from Alisson was one of his best moments.
Bueno says that the first-team squad watched the game, and he praised the 26-year-old for the tournament he had.
He said (via Wolves official): “Last night we were all watching South Korea against Brazil as a group and were supporting Channy [Hee Chan Hwang].
“He did a brilliant tournament, to be honest, and he played really well against Brazil, but he was just unlucky that he was playing against them as there is not much you can do against these teams.”
Bueno added that the players will be watching Portugal vs Switzerland tonight, with Ruben Neves and Matheus Nunes potentially set for minutes.
Nice to hear the Wolves squad watched Hwang Hee-chan for South Korea
It is good that the Wolves squad were watching their teammate in action last night.
It was a shame about the result from a Korean perspective. But Hwang did himself and his country proud.
He was very lively, and appeared to play with a confidence we have not seen so much for Wolves this season.
Perhaps scoring a late winner against Portugal to send your nation to the knockout stages of a World Cup will do that for you.
Hopefully Lopetegui will also have caught the game and seen Hwang’s quality. It would be great if he could help the 26-year-old to turn things around back at Molineux.