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Hwang Hee-chan reflects on World Cup exploits with South Korea in first English interview with Wolves

Hwang Hee-chan has been speaking about his experience at the World Cup with South Korea, in his first interview in English with Wolves.

The winger is now back with his club teammates in Marbella, and is ready to make an impression on new manager Julen Lopetegui.

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Hwang took a few days off after South Korea’s exit from the World Cup at the hands of Brazil.

The South American’s ran out 4-1 winners in the last 16 clash, resulting in heartbreak for a Korea side that showed amazing spirit against Portugal to set up the clash.

It was Hwang’s goal that led to Korea getting out of their group as runners-up.

And the star has been speaking about his exploits in Qatar, and in English too.

Speaking to club presenter Gemma Frith, he said: “It was just amazing. To play in the World Cup for my country. It was my dream to score a goal in the World Cup for my country. I was very happy.”

“When we arrived at the airport, a lot of people congratulated us. We were very happy and so, so proud of our achievements.

“To be Korean, I’m so proud of my country.

“When I met back up with my teammates, it was very comfortable. (They’re) like family and I was very happy to see them again.”

An estimated 1000 fans greeted the Korea team at Incheon airport last week when they came back from Qatar.

The country are extremely proud, and the president reportedly even laid on a banquet for them on Thursday.

Fantastic to see Wolves star Hwang Hee-chan giving an interview in English

It is great to get Hwang’s thoughts about the World Cup, and you can tell he is absolutely delighted by, and proud of, his experience.

And it’s fantastic to see him giving an interview in English. He has clearly been working hard on that and deserves credit.

Hwang has spoken in English a little before in Wolves’ FIFA 23 player ratings YouTube video.

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But this is the first time he’s actually given a one-to-one interview to the club in English, 16 months on from when he first arrived on loan from RB Leipzig.

It’s great to see his grasp of the language is really improving, and it will undoubtedly help him to become more successful at Wolves and even enjoy the experience more.