Lewis Cook, who headbutted Hwang Hee-chan, explained the situation at the time in an interview. However, there was not a single apology to Hwang Hee-chan.
Wolverhampton Wanderers achieved a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Bournemouth in the 9th round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) held at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, England, at 11 PM (Korean time) on the 21st. As a result, Wolverhampton ranked 12th in the league with 3 wins, 2 draws, and 4 losses (11 points), and Bournemouth ranked 19th in the league with 3 draws and 6 losses (3 points).
The game was tense. Wolverhampton actively attacked on the left and right sides with Hwang Hee-chan and Pedro Neto at the center, while Bournemouth attacked Wolverhampton’s defensive line with Philip Billing leading the attack. Wolverhampton took the opportunity first. In the 5th minute of the first half, Neto caught the ball on the left side, broke through to the center, and even fired a shot. The ball hit the goalpost and flew out. Cunha hit the second ball, but it was blocked by the goalkeeper.
The team that laughed first was Bournemouth. In the 17th minute of the first half, Dominic Solanke scored the first goal by turning Billing’s ground ball cross inside the penalty box with his heel in front of the goal. The first half ended with Bournemouth leading 1-0.
Wolverhampton immediately balanced the score early in the second half. In the second minute of the second half, Neto moved from the right to the center and sent a pass forward. Cunha did not catch it and shot straight to equalize the goal.
A change occurred in Bournemouth. In the 8th minute of the second half, Cook stepped from behind while Hwang Hee-chan was dribbling. Hwang Hee-chan was angry at this and strongly protested to Cook, and in the process, Cook headbutted Hwang Hee-chan. The referee immediately issued a direct expulsion to Cook.
Wolverhampton took the lead. In the 30th minute of the second half, Gomes was removed and Sarabia was brought on. In the 37th minute of the second half, Kalajic was added in place of Cunha. Wolverhampton turned the game around. In the 43rd minute of the second half, Wolverhampton intercepted Bournemouth’s build-up and quickly launched an attack. After Hwang Hee-chan caught the ball, he immediately sent a pass to Kalajdjic, who was rushing in, and Kalajdjic finished the pass, leading to a successful comeback. In the end, the game ended with Wolverhampton winning 2-1.
Bournemouth failed to win on this day as well, failing to record a single win in 9 league games. Cook’s departure was decisive. Cook also apologized after his team lost due to his ejection. In an interview with Britain’s Daily Echo on the 23rd, he regretted, “I really want to apologize to the players, fans and club. I don’t usually get involved in situations like that. I made a terrible decision in the heat of the moment.”토스카지노 주소
“I’m sick of it, but I’m sure other people are even more sick of it. This was a big mistake on my part, and I take full responsibility for the consequences. I’ll have to learn. Even if someone pushes me, I’ll never act like I’m in that video.” “There is no room for excuses. I don’t know why I did it even though I have enough experience to know that I shouldn’t have done that in that situation. All I can say is that I am truly sorry,” he added.
However, there was no apology to Hwang Hee-chan. “It was a weird situation. I wasn’t angry. He pushed me, and I just made a terrible decision. It was like the anger of the moment. I didn’t realize what was happening. I was stupid and made a mistake. I was like that,” Cook said. “I’ve never worked before. I never want to do that. To be honest, I’m embarrassed by myself,” he said.