‘UCL debut goal’ Hwang In-beom: “I’m proud of scoring against Manchester City”
National soccer team midfielder Hwang In-beom (Zvezda) did not hide his joy at scoring his debut goal in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) against the ‘defending champion’ Manchester City (England, Man City).
Zvezda (Serbia) lost 2-3 in the final match of Group G of the ‘2023-2024 UCL’ group stage against Manchester City held at Stadion Djiko Mitić in Belgrade, Serbia on the 14th (Korean time).
With the loss on this day, Zvezda ended the European club competition prematurely, finishing in 4th place in the group, recording 1 draw and 5 losses (1 point) without a single win in this group stage.
Although the team lost, key midfielder Hwang In-beom showed off his best performance that day.
Hwang In-beom, who played full time as left central midfielder, scored 1 goal and 1 assist.
Statistics media outlets such as ‘WhoScored.com‘ and ‘FootMob’ selected Hwang In-beom as the best player of the game, giving him a rating of 8.0 and 8.8, respectively, the highest ratings for both teams.
In particular, the goal scored with the help of Osman Bukhari in the 31st minute of the second half when the team was down 0-2 was Hwang In-beom’s debut goal in the UCL, and the assist that helped Aleksandar Katai’s comeback goal in the 46th minute of the second half was his first assist in the UCL. 카지노사이트랭크
In response, Hwang In-beom said through ‘TV Arena’ after the game, “I am proud of the team. “We didn’t get a good result, but we attacked until the end,” he said. “I’m also proud of myself for scoring a goal against a team like Manchester City.”
Manchester City is a European powerhouse that won three crowns last season, not only in the UCL but also in the league and FA Cup. He did not hide his joy at scoring his debut goal against such a strong team in a competition called the ‘dream stage’.
However, Hwang In-beom said, “We need to forget about UCL and focus on the two remaining (league) games. “We especially need to focus on the highly anticipated ‘Becchiti Derby,’” he said.
The Serbian league runs for the first half only until December and then takes a break. And it will resume from the beginning of February to the second half of the year. Zvezda will play against Spartak Zlatibor on the 17th and then face Partizan on the 21st.
The ‘Becchiti Derby‘ mentioned by In-Beom Hwang refers to the Partizan match. The Becetti Derby, meaning ‘eternal derby’, refers to the derby match between Zvezda, the representative club of Belgrade, Serbia, and Partizan.
Coincidentally, Zvezda and Partizan are currently tied with 43 points. Due to the difference in goals and losses, Zvezda is in first place and Partizan is in second place. They are scheduled to battle for the lead in the final game of the first half of the year. 섯다