Hwang In-beom (26) wore the Crvena Zvezda uniform. And then a press conference was held.
Crvena Zvezda (Serbia) released the full text of Hwang In-beom’s press conference on the club website on the 14th (Korean time). At the same time, he added the explanation, “Hwang In-beom signed a four-year contract with our club, and he wears uniform number 66.”
The official came out on the 5th. Zvezda officially announced on the club’s website, “We are very pleased to announce the signing of South Korean national team member Hwang In-beom. He has left Olympiacos and signed a four-year contract.”
Hwang In-beom grew up at Daejeon Citizen (currently Daejeon Hana Citizen) and moved to the Vancouver Whitecaps (USA) in 2019 to play overseas. He later went on to play for Rubin Kazan (Russia) and FC Seoul (South Korea) before donning the uniform of Greece’s Olympiacos in July of last year.
And based on his outstanding skills, he took over the Greek stage. Hwang In-beom took on the role of a maestro in the third line, showing off his ability to pass, release pressure, and control the tempo of the game. He also increased the number of attacks by momentarily penetrating the second line or created opportunities through direct penetration. His overall record was 5 goals and 4 assists in 40 official games, and he was selected as Olympiacos’ Player of the Year in a fan vote organized by the Superliga Ellada Secretariat.
There was a tense relationship with Olympiacos in this summer’s transfer market. First of all, it became a hot topic when Hwang In-beom was excluded from the pre-season and the 3rd qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League (UEL). Although it was not an injury, questions were raised about the team’s ace player being absent.
It was confirmed that this was due to a transfer request. Greece’s ‘Ertz Sports’ reported on the 11th, “Hwang In-beom officially expressed his desire to leave Olympiacos. He requested an immediate transfer even though there were two years left on his contract,안전놀이터 so he was also excluded from the list for the game against Genk. “It was reported. The media added, “Olympiacos is sticking to the principle that no one is above the team. They are angry at Hwang In-beom and are willing to take legal action. Hwang In-beom has a contract with Olympiacos until June 2025. This is an absolutely simple matter. “It’s not,” he added.
Greece’s ‘Sports Time’ also said, “Hwang In-beom has requested a transfer. Olympiacos is taking it seriously. Hwang In-beom has a contract with Olympiacos until 2025, but the club was angry when he asked to leave. Olympiacos even filed a lawsuit. “I plan to never die. I made it clear that Hwang In-beom’s behavior is unacceptable and no one can be above the team. We will find out how the club will handle it in the future.”
It turns out that Hwang In-beom had a point. Greece’s ‘SDNA’ reported, “Hwang In-beom signed a 1+2 year contract with Olympiacos. It was confirmed that he signed an extension option contract with Olympiacos. Hwang In-beom requested a transfer to the club and has already returned to his hometown.” .
“Hwang In-beom claims that the contract he signed is not ‘basic 3 years’. However, there is a buyout clause of 3 million euros (approximately 4.2 billion won) in the extension option, and Olympiacos is demanding a much higher transfer fee. “There is,” he added.
After a long time, an agreement was reached, and fortunately for Zvez, it was concluded. According to multiple media reports, the transfer fee was set at 5 million euros (about 7 billion won). This is the highest transfer fee ever since the club was founded in 1945. The term of his contract is set at four years, until June 2027.
Hwang In-beom joined late due to the international match period in September. And at the press conference, he expressed his expectations for the UEFA Champions League (UCL). In-beom Hwang said: “The Champions League is one of the big reasons I came here. We all want to play in the best club competition in the world. I’m ready to play for Zvezda with my teammates and introduce myself to the fans. It’s an easy group in the Champions League. “No. We have a good team and we are happy to play against big European clubs like Manchester City. I am looking forward to the game and I am not afraid of anyone. I think we can beat any team in our group.”
In addition, “When I came to Zvezda, I talked to Marina the most. I also talked to general manager Terzic, who told me about my birthday. So I think you have already heard about my birthday. We have to win against Manchester City and celebrate the victory. However, I also have to celebrate my birthday. I will do my best to make that happen.”
Zvezda was placed in Group G in the UCL along with Manchester City, Leipzig and Young Boys. The Manchester City match will be held at 4 a.m. on the 20th.
[Hwang In-beom’s Q&A at Crvena Zvezda press conference]
A. “Unlike on the pitch, I’m a little nervous in front of the media. I’m happy to come to Red Star and play in front of the fantastic fans. I’m grateful to the people at Zvezda for bringing me in and giving me the opportunity to play for such a big club. Last night in Belgrade. “I’m really happy when I arrive, and I think my wife will like this city too. I’m really happy to be here.”
Q. Champions League
A. “The Champions League is one of the big reasons I came here. We all want to play in the best club competition in the world. I’m ready to play for Zvezda with my teammates and introduce myself to the fans. Champions League “There is no easy group in the league. We have a good team and we are happy to play against big European clubs like Manchester City. I am looking forward to the game and I am not afraid of anyone. I think we can beat any team in our group.”
A. “Having pressure is better than not having pressure. I’m happy to be at a big club and it doesn’t affect me whether I signed the club’s best ever contract or not. I just want to get on the pitch with my teammates and show my best. I want to show, I can handle any pressure. Of course there is pressure, but not because of the high transfer fee, but because I am with this emblem. I do everything to help the team, show my qualities and score a lot of goals and assists. something to do.”
Q. Playing position
A. “It doesn’t matter which position I play, whether as an attacker, defender, center or wing. I will do my best wherever the coach puts me. Even if I have to play defense, there is no problem. I will do it today, but I haven’t talked to the coach yet. Before signing the contract, I heard about Zvezda’s playing system through Marina. I think they see me as the number 8, and I want to be the link between defense and attack. I think that’s what I do best. “I’m ready, and once I talk to the manager, it will become clearer.”
Q. Zvezda history
A. “I know that Zvezda is not only the biggest club in Servilla, but also one of the biggest clubs in Europe. It is the team that won the Champions League in 1991, and it is a team that can boast that in Europe. There are not many teams, so the new players need to recognize where they have been and work harder to repeat the club’s success. We know that the Zvezda fans are just as passionate as Olympiacos, which provides a lot of motivation on the pitch. “I believe it can get better in the future, and I think I can help.”
to the team A. “When you join a new team, you have to adapt to everything, including the system and environment. I think I’m a person who does that very quickly and easily. It was the same at Olympiakos, Rubin Kazan, and Vancouver Whitecaps. So also at Zvezda. “I believe I will be able to adapt quickly.”
Q. Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan
talk about Manchester City A. “I talked to Son Heung-min, who plays for Tottenham, and Hwang Hee-chan, who plays for Wolverhampton, about Manchester City. But they said that you have to be ready to play for 90 minutes non-stop. I can keep playing. “I think everyone should attack, not just defend for 90 minutes. Whether it’s Man City or Leipzig, you have to score to win. In the Champions League, you have to win the game, not defend to draw. I’m ready to help the team. I’m done, and I’m ready to run like a dog.”
Q. K-League players advancing to Europe
A. “There are many good players in Korea, but I think Son Heung-min is the most famous in Serbia. Kim Min-jae, who moved to Bayern Munich, is also a close friend of mine. There are many players advancing to Europe from the K-League. , I hope there will be more such cases. Because only then can our national team develop. We should not forget the great player Lee Kang-in of Paris Saint-Germain. I want to achieve good results not only in the Asian Cup but also in the World Cup. Korea is the world’s best. “I am proud that we are receiving good reviews, and I will do my best to make people happier.”
Q. Qatar World Cup experience and nickname ‘Crown Prince Bento’
A. “The World Cup is the biggest event for the national team. I was really proud to be able to represent my country, and I think I became a better player through that experience. Nickname is Korea. People called me that. Even though we had a lot of criticism, coach Bento put me in every game, so he jokingly called me his son. Coach Bento trusted me, and I trusted him too. We still keep in touch. I am receiving it. I am very grateful. I grew up with coach Bento, both as a player and as a person, so I have to mention him anytime and anywhere. Now that he is not my coach, I can call my Portuguese father. Coach Bento is in the United Arab Emirates. “We are continuing our new careers. And we also won in Costa Rica. We are following each other.”
Q. Two reasons to celebrate on September 20th
A. “When I came to Zvezda, I talked to Marina the most. I also talked to Director Terzic, who told me about my birthday. So, you may have already heard about my birthday. “I think so. We have to win against Manchester City and celebrate the victory, but we also have to celebrate my birthday. I will do my best to do that.”