Interview: Hwang Ui-jo is looking for a win-win situation for him and FC Seoul
Korean international striker Hwang Ui-jo is hoping that his time at FC Seoul can be of benefit to both him and the club and says that game time was a factor in him choosing to return to K League and for the capital club.
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FC Seoul on Sunday 5th February announced the loan signing of Korean international striker Hwang Ui-jo from Nottingham Forest.
Hwang had options from MLS but says that he chose FC Seoul for the good of his career:
"First and foremost, from a playing aspect - that’d be the first thing, I’d say [in choosing to sign for FC Seoul]. I made the choice for myself and for my future career. I thought choosing a team in Seoul would be a good decision."
Hwang has worked with An Ik-soo before as the pair were at Seongnam at the same time back in 2013:
"I was just a rookie back then and he was a scary manager. I got yelled at a bit but learned a lot about football. In terms of what I’ve learned from one single individual, I learned a lot from An Ik-soo. Going forward as well there’s a lot I still want to learn."
FC Seoul are roughly halfway through their pre-season preparations having spent most of January in Thailand for warm-weather training.
Up next is Kagoshima in Japan on Monday 6th February where Hwang Ui-jo will take part in his first FC Seoul training session.
Seoul will stay in Japan until February 18th before getting the 2023 Hana 1Q K League 1 campaign underway on the 25th in a Gyeongin Derby against Incheon United.