Wolves loanee Hwang Hee-Chan will play for South Korea against the United Arab Emirates today.

Hwang usually plays on the wing at international level, according to a report from Korea Joongang Daily.

Bordeaux’s Hwang Ui-jo usually plays through the middle but he is injured for the current round of international fixtures.

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That means that the Wolves man is set to move inside and take up the centre-forward position.

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Hwang also offered some comments on the new role and the inevitable jet-lag when he gets back to Wolverhampton.

“It’s a pity that Hwang Ui-jo, who scored many goals for the national team, can’t play the qualifiers this time. However, there are other good players on our team and we will prepare well together,” he said.

“I will do my best to show my best performance. Sure I am always going to be jet lagged when I return home from playing in Europe because of the time difference, the flight time and the quarantine.


“But I don’t want that to be an excuse. I will overcome it. At the end of the day, it’s our job to show our fans the best performance that we can on the field.

“I will try and prepare for the games under a more positive light rather than a negative one.”

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The international jaunts of Hwang, as well as Raul Jimenez, are a concern for Wolves fans and Bruno Lage.

Jimenez was rested after the last international break, when Wolves travelled to Villa Park to face Aston Villa.

Hwang did not get the same treatment and he seems determined to overcome his jet-lag.

That said, it will be a consideration for Lage, who will likely watch with interest as Hwang spearheads his country’s attack in the next two games.

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