Hwang Ui-jo, who was the undisputed one-top striker of Bentoho, spent more time on the bench in this World Cup, being pushed by his junior Cho Kyu-seong.

Four years later he was determined to run for the next World Cup again.

This is Reporter Kim Hyeong-yeol.


After the launch of Bentoho, Hwang Ui-jo scored 15 goals in A matches, the most in the team, and solidified his position as the main striker.

This year has been a problem.

After his team, Bordeaux, was relegated to the second division, he hurriedly transferred to Olympiacos, but he could not find a place and his game sense was poor.

He started his dream World Cup, his first game against Uruguay, but missed a decisive chance.

[Hwang Eui-jo/Soccer team striker: (I) had a lot of thoughts that it would be nice if the finish was good, but I personally think that (shooting) part is very regrettable.]

In the dazzling performance of junior Cho Kyu-seong, who scored 2 goals in the match against Ghana, Hwang Eui-jo, who was pushed to the bench, calmly accepted Bento's decision, and when he confirmed advancing to the round of 16, he hugged and celebrated with Cho Kyu-seong.

[Hwang Eui-jo/soccer team striker: (to Cho Kyu-seong) I think he said a lot about 'I had a hard time'.

Just being together as a team was a great honor for me and I think it was a fun tournament.]

Hwang Eui-jo, who returned to Greece today (16th), vowed to regain his former sharpness as soon as possible in his team and to show a more advanced appearance in the national team through friendly competition with Cho Kyu-seong and other colleagues.

And four years later, he started dreaming of his second World Cup to soar even higher.

[Hwang Eui-jo / Soccer team striker: I think it's natural to dream of the 2026 World Cup.

If you do your best every day, won't anything happen after 4 years?]

(Video coverage: Jang Woon-seok, video editing: Oh Young-taek, CG: Kim Hong-sik)