Wolverhampton’s Hwang Hee-chan, who played a crucial role in beating Manchester City, is now known as the Korean Guy.
The opposing team’s manager couldn’t remember Hwang’s name and called him ‘Korean Guy’, which was the catalyst for his rise in popularity.
Reporter Kwon Sol.
Hwang Hee-chan was the hero of the weekend.
He scored the winning goal to sink Premier League giants Manchester City.
[Hwang Hee-chan / Wolverhampton (3 days ago)]
“I’m really happy to win. We were determined to win, we fought and we finally did it.”
The opposing manager praised Wolverhampton’s performance, but couldn’t remember Hwang Hee-chan’s name.
[Pep Guardiola / Man City manager]
“Especially in attack, Neto, Cunha and that Korean player. They are very good players.”
This comment was controversial.
It was criticized as a lack of respect for opposing players.
“Guardiola had forgotten Hwang Hee-chan’s name, but will now remember him,” Reuters reported.
It also referred to Guardiola as “the Spaniard” in contrast to “the Korean guy.
The joke went viral with a hilarious twist. 스포츠토토
Wolverhampton’s website featured Hwang as “our very own Korean Guy”.
Taking it a step further, the club released a “Hwang Heechan T-shirt” on its official online shop.
It clearly shows his face, English name, and the logo “Our Korean Guy”.
Guardiola’s interviews now look like this.
[Pep Guardiola / Man City manager (last day)]
“The other team played very well. The ball possession, the dribbling of Hwang (Hwang Hee-chan), Cunha and Neto is fantastic.”
Hwang Hee-chan, the man of the match, is making his presence felt in unexpected ways.