He is becoming the team’s ace.

“Journalist Dean Jones has named Hwang Hee-chan (27, Wolverhampton) as the player who will transform Wolverhampton,” said British media outlet Give Me Sports on Sept. 29 (KST).

Hwang has been in superb form this season. He has scored three goals in six Premier League games. This is certainly a departure from his previous streak, given that the most goals he has scored in a season since joining Wolverhampton is five. He also scored the opening goal against Ipswich Town in the 2023-24 English Carabao Cup on July 27.

That’s four goals in seven games in all competitions. After utilizing Hwang as a substitute at the start of the season, head coach Gary O’Neill has begun to actively use him as a starter.

However, the situation at Wolverhampton is quite the opposite. They are 16th in the Premier League with one win, one draw, and four losses. To make matters worse for Hwang, Wolverhampton have lost every game he’s scored in. They’re in such a bad way that they just suffered a 2-3 shock loss to lowly Ipswich Town.

In truth, Wolverhampton’s struggles were somewhat predictable. Before the start of the season, manager Julen Lopetegui abruptly left the club after falling out with the club. O’Neill took over in a hurry, but he hasn’t really stabilized the team yet.

He sold several key players, including Hubin Neves and Matheus Nunes. Meanwhile, he’s struggled to find solid replacements.

Dean Jones believes that Wolverhampton are currently too reliant on Pedro Neto. Neto has one goal and four assists this season. Here, Jones points to Hwang Hee-chan as a player who could help solve Wolverhampton’s reliance on Neto. He gave the player a thumbs up, saying he could make a difference at the Molineux Stadium in the future. 먹튀검증