Hwang Hee-chan wants the link between midfield and attack to improve at Wolves.
The South Korea international has been speaking about the team’s current predicament, amid the ongoing struggle to score goals.
Wanderers have managed just eight goals this term, and a further two in the Carabao Cup.
Following the change to a back four, fans expected the output in the final third to really improve.
But that hasn’t happened. In fact, Wolves have strangely become even more toothless.
There has been a bit of bad luck involved. Raul Jimenez’s fitness problems are far from ideal, and Sasa Kalajdzic suffered an ACL injury on his debut and is now out for the season.
Diego Costa has come in, but it is clear he is not the same player he was when he was last in English football.
So it has been important for Wolves’ other forwards to really step up to the plate.
But that hasn’t happened, and Hwang believes the link between midfield and attack needs to improve in order for the goals to starting flowing.
He said (via Express & Star): “The most important thing for me as a forward is to score and create goals. My teammates also tell me that goals are what we need, so that has been my aim, but we were on our back foot (vs Brighton).
“In moments like that, our boss wants us to be more active to create a link between midfield and attack. We have to defend as a team, but also attack as a team.
“We were a bit lacking in that area. This is something we have to continue to improve. It’s up to the forwards to help the midfield, but the rest of the team also should help the forwards to make runs forward.”
Hwang Hee-chan may have a point, but Wolves’ attackers all need to improve
It is interesting to hear this assessment from Hwang. But it’s one that not all Wolves fans are going to accept.
Ultimately, Wolves’ forward players have left a lot to be desired since the start of last season.
They are guilty of missing a lot of chances.
Admittedly, there’s games where Wolves really struggle to break down the opposition.
But there’s also games where Wolves actually do create a lot of good chances, but they don’t get finished.
Hwang himself is on a run of just one goal in his last 33 games, which just isn’t good enough.
Hopefully, Julen Lopetegui’s arrival will finally fix this long-standing issue at Molineux.