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Hwang on Joining Leipzig: "I want to put my personal goals last"

New RB Leipzig striker Hwang Hee-chan spoke with the media earlier in the week and let it be known that he is in Germany, first and foremost, to help his team reach their ultimate goals. The Korean striker is willing to put his own personal goals aside in order to get the East German club where they want to be, atop the Bundesliga.

"I want to put my personal goals last," said Hwang. "I want to do my best for the team and that will always come first."

Hwang joins the club after a successful spell with Red Bull Salzburg. While there he raised the Austrian Bundesliga title four times and was a key part of the reconstruction of the current team under manager Jesse Marsch. Over the course of those four years Hwang scored 45 goals in 126 total appearances. While those numbers may not seem like those of a striker, he was malleable, changing positions when needed.

"I'm a strong runner and love to score goals, but I also like to provide assists here and there. I feel confident in a number of different attacking positions. Whether as a 10, winger or central forward, the most important thing for me is playing and helping the team."

Hwang will not get that chance in the UEFA Champions League as he is locked out due to his minutes with Red Bull Salzburg. His first minutes won't come until the start of the Bundesliga season in September. Still, he is expected to travel with the team and provide support in training and in the stands. 


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