PREMIER - Hwang Hee-chan's goalscoring debut with Wolverhampton

13.09.2021 05:50 of A.R. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
PREMIER - Hwang Hee-chan's goalscoring debut with Wolverhampton
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From Daily Mail, it was a big slice of luck that finally ended the Wolves goal drought but in debutant Hwang Hee-chan, the away side may have the man that can help solve their scoring issues.

Wolves had been poor and wasteful for 74 minutes at Vicarage Road and it looked like they were going to pay. Then Watford defender Francisco Sierralta embarrassingly headed into his own net. But Wolves know they cannot rely on such gifts and so Hee-chan's clincher seven minutes from time will have been the real plus point. 

The South Korean joined Wolves on a season-long loan from RB Leipzig just before the window closed and his arrival off the bench had not been part of Bruno Lage's masterplan.

"We didn't have too much time to train with him,' the Wolves manager said. He only arrived after a 16-hour flight on Thursday. He just trained for 30 minutes. Then on Friday we prepared the game and he saw videos of the good things we did in attack, in our defending, the way we press. It's good for him to start with a goal. He needs to keep giving what he did today."

A point for the Hornets would have been a fair result. But this match was about Lage's men breaking their scoring duck. Attacking intent was and is not the issue — clinical finishing is. In Hwang, Wolves will pray they have the missing piece.