Wolves slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Burnley in the Premier League today in what was a hugely disappointing result.
The club were looking to get back on track after the loss to Newcastle United, but came up short at Turf Moor with Matej Vydra scoring the game’s only goal for the hosts.
Wolves started the game brightly, but things got sloppy just before half-time.
There was a lack of invention in the final third, and the decision to start Raul Jimenez on the right was a gamble that did not pay off.
It was interesting to see Bruno Lage make that call.
He had both Pedro Neto and Francisco Trincao as options to play that role.
Daniel Podence was unavailable for selection for Wanderers having been struggling with injury in the week.
And Wolves really missed the diminutive livewire in Lancashire.
He has shown in 2022 especially that he really does create danger for the opponent.
Today was not a particularly great outing for Hwang Hee-chan, who has come in for criticism on social media.
The South Korea international failed to really create any real problems for the Clarets, and won just 3/11 duels (via Sofascore).
His showing following a poor display at St. James’ Park and arguably, he does have some questions to answer now in the final few games of the 2021/22 season.
Hwang needs to prove he is worthy of £14 million transfer fee
Wolves have already made the decision to buy Hwang this summer.
He will cost £14 million, but it’s not going to be a good look if he doesn’t improve in these final weeks of the season.
He’s only scored one goal for the club since October, which is very disappointing given the way he flew out of the traps shortly after his arrival.
It is really surprising to watch his season unfold the way it is. You would think he’d have been able to build on his fantastic early form with more experience of the league.
But that unfortunately hasn’t been the case. Hopefully, it will start to click for him again before the season is out.
Otherwise, Wolves may look slightly foolish having already agreed to sign him.