Wolves forward Hwang Hee-chan has revealed his desire to follow in the footsteps of Tottenham Hotspur superstar Heung-min Son.
The star sat down for a press conference in Seoul and spoken about his international teammate, as well as his first season in the Premier League.
Hwang made 31 appearances for Wanderers in total, and scored five goals.
Four of those came in his first seven appearances.
The star struggled after returning from a hamstring injury in early 2022, and scored just one more goal against Arsenal in February.
By contrast, Spurs star Son couldn’t stop scoring.
He finished with a Golden Boot to his name, finishing as the joint-top scorer with Mo Salah on 23 goals. He is the first Asian player to win the award.
He’s at the top of his game right now, and Hwang heaped praise on his fellow countryman.
He said (via Yonhap News Agency): “He had such a great season. I am proud of the way he represents the country, when there are so few Asian players (in the Premier League).
“Whenever I see him, it motivates me to play as well as he does. And I would love to keep getting better and challenge his record.
“I think a lot of football players see Heung-min as their role model, and I respect him a great deal as a fellow athlete. Since we play in the same league, I congratulate him whenever he scores, but at the same time, I want to play better myself. I don’t want to just say, ‘He’s great,’ and stop there.”
Hwang should pay close attention to Son if he wants to improve
If Hwang can get anywhere near Son’s level for Wolves then that the club would really be in business.
The former Bayer Leverkusen star, who joined Spurs for £22 million, is undoubtedly now one of the best players in the Premier League, and consistently scores lots of goals per season for Spurs despite not being a centre forward.
Hwang plays similar positions to Son.
He should therefore try and study his game closely if he wants to improve.