Nottingham Forest-owned striker Hwang Ui-jo started for South Korea as they drew 0-0 with Uruguay at the World Cup.

Hwang played for 74 minutes and the Asian outfit will be delighted to come away from the game with a point.

Uruguay had the better chances during the game, with Diego Godin and Federico Valverde both hitting the woodwork.

Sadly for Hwang, he was guilty of fluffing South Korea’s best chance with a pretty remarkable miss.

Hwang World Cup
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Danny Murphy described it as ‘awful’ live on BBC Sport and the Forest-owned player didn’t cover himself in glory.

Still, the miss didn’t ultimately cost South Korea too much and they would have taken a point ahead of the game.

Hwang is clearly struggling with his confidence though. He’s made just 13 appearances for Olympiacos this season, with many of those from the bench.

The player will hope to keep his place n the team for South Korea’s next game.

He desperately needed to play regular football and perhaps Forest would be wise to seek another loan move for him in January.

Some statistics from Who Scored highlight that he could do with getting involved more.

The player had just 16 touches of the ball and his one shot towards goal sailed miles over the ball.

He had two unsuccessful touches throughout the game and also completed just eight passes.

As a result, it proved a pretty ordinary outing for the Forest-owned player and his miss was the tip of the iceberg.

Hwang struggles at World Cup and who knows what’s next

It’s hard not to feel some sympathy for Hwang.

The Reds signed him from Bordeaux and immediately sent him on loan to Olympiacos.

Since Carlos Corberan was dismissed there, he’s struggled to play much and the inconsistency in him being selected has hampered him.

Hwang World Cup
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Now, the January transfer window could be the time for both clubs to make a decision on his loan.

Forest will want him to play, although it’s really unclear what the future will hold for Hwang.

At 30-years-old, he’s hardly one for the future and this South Korea performance merely reiterates how bizarre Forest signing Hwang is.

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