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Hwang Hee Chan "confident after hearing Pep praised" by world's best manager

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South Korea's Hwang Hee-chan (27, Wolverhampton) says Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's comments have given him confidence.

Speaking to reporters at the National Football Training Center (NFC) in Paju on Tuesday, Hwang Hee-chan said of Guardiola's 'Korean Guy' comment, "Just when you think the nickname is getting a little boring, something new keeps coming out." "For now, it seems to be a very positive nickname, so I'm very happy," he said.

"We always have difficulties against Wolverhampton," Guardiola said on March 29, a day before the game, "they have good players. "They have good players," he said, "their strikers, Pedro Neto, Maneus Cunha and the Korean guy (Hwang Hee-chan) are really good.

Afterward, it was said that Guardiola humiliated Hwang by not remembering his name. However, Hwang scored the winning goal against Man City on the 30th, and Guardiola only called him by name in the press conference after the game.

"I think it's a positive thing to have the word 'Korea' in the name," Hwang said, "and I think it's positive and good to have such a funny nickname while our team is getting good results."

Hwang said he wasn't offended by Guardiola's inability to remember his name. "Maybe he didn't remember my name in the moment, but in a way, it's the best coach in the world for a long time," he said. "I felt honored, and I think I gained confidence before the game from that," he said.

Hwang is tied with Son Heung-min atop the English Premier League scoring list. "I'm proud that there are two Korean players in the best league in the world," he said. "Obviously, I've always watched Heung Min-hyung play and watched him set records," he added.

"I don't think I'm competing with Heung Min-hyung, but I think I can be someone who can help him a little bit more by doing what I need to do," he added.

"I think we've been playing together since 2016, and I think we've been doing so well so far," he said. "I think there were a lot of scenes that Heung Min-hyung made with me in really important moments. It was the same at the last Asian Games and the World Cup, and we have a good understanding of each other and rely on each other, so I think we will be able to show more good things in the future."

Hwang said he has 100 percent trust in head coach Jürgen Klinsmann. "Until the last call-up, it was the third call-up anyway, and the coach had so little time, but I think he got better and better with each call-up," he said.

"Obviously, I think we'll be able to show better and better as time goes on, and of course, he's our coach and I think we trust him 100 percent," he said. "It's not long until the Asian Cup, so I think if we trust him and keep going, we'll have good results." 19가이드03

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