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Hwang Hee-chan rejoins Wolves teammates in Marbella as Daniel Podence compliments star after World Cup exploits

Hwang Hee-chan has joined up with his Wolves teammates out in Marbella, after a few days off following South Korea’s exit from the World Cup.

The winger had been back in his homeland after the Taegeuk Warriors lost 4-1 to Brazil a week ago.

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The Asian nation fell well short against Brazil, who hit their four goals before half-time to kill the game.

Korea did pull one goal back in the second-half, but it was too little too late.

It was a real shame for Korea, who had battled so hard to get there.

It was thanks mainly to Wolves star Hwang that they were able to face Brazil in the last 16.

His last-gasp goal against Portugal turned out to be the winner which sent them through, with Uruguay and Ghana drawing 2-2.

Hwang’s goal was superbly taken. He sprinted the full length of the pitch to support Heung-min Son, who then slipped Hwang in to score with a first-time finish.

That prompted scenes of bedlam both in the stadium and back in Korea.

It was a goal that won’t be forgotten in a hurry by the Korean people, and Hwang will now carry hero status going forwards.

Hwang is now back with his Wolves teammates, with the club releasing footage of him last night.

The clip shows Hwang doing some stretching in the gym and talking to Joao Moutinho and Daniel Podence.

At one point, Podence playfully takes off Hwang’s right trainer, before branding him ‘Korean hero’. An embarrassed and humble Hwang shakes his head and smiles.

Time for Hwang Hee-chan to kick on for Wolves after heroics for South Korea, as star rejoins teammates in Marbella

So Hwang is back with Wolves now, and he will now play in front of Julen Lopetegui for the first time.

The star has enjoyed a brilliant past couple of weeks, and will hopefully be feeling really good about himself.

He surely has to have taken some confidence from being South Korea’s hero against Portugal, and the best player against Brazil in the last 16.

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Hwang is a great player who has appeared to suffer from a loss of confidence at Wolves.

Wolves fans have been reminded of his quality, and hopefully Lopetegui can soon get the best out of him. That is something he himself wants.