Pedro Neto, the ‘special helper’ of Korean striker Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton Wanderers), has been out of action for two weeks due to a hamstring injury.
British media ‘Metro’ reported on the 30th (Korean time), “Pedru Neto announced the latest news about his hamstring injury after the draw against Newcastle United.”
Wolverhampton drew 2-2 thanks to Hwang Hee-chan’s equalizer in the 26th minute of the second half in the match against Newcastle United in the 10th round of the 2023/24 Premier League season held at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England on the 29th.
Wolverhampton, who finished the first half 1-2, had difficulty scoring an equalizer against Newcastle, ranked 4th in the league last season, but the team’s top scorer, Hwang Hee-chan, scored his 7th goal of the season and 6th league goal with a calm and clean finish to draw the match.
With the draw against Newcastle, Wolverhampton increased their points to 12 (3 wins, 3 draws, 4 losses), and their league ranking also rose to 12th place. Although they had the same number of points as Chelsea, they fell behind in goal difference and ended up in 12th place. They are one game behind 8th place Manchester United (15 points), and 9th place West Ham (14 points) and 10th place Brentford (13 points) are also in pursuit.
Although they took a point against Newcastle, a Premier League powerhouse that ranked 4th in the league last season, Wolverhampton found themselves in a situation where they could not laugh. Portuguese winger Neto, who leads the team’s attack along with Hwang Hee-chan, suffered a hamstring injury that day and was out of action.
Neto, who played as a starter that day, suddenly grabbed the back of his thigh while running in the 31st minute of the second half and collapsed. As it was a clear sign of a hamstring injury, both the Wolverhampton bench and fans were in a state of tension, and in the end, Neto was unable to get up and was taken out of the ground on a stretcher.
After the game, Wolverhampton manager Gary O’Neill said in a press conference, “Neto is moving around, obviously there are different degrees of hamstring injuries, but we’re hoping it’s a minor injury.”
Everyone, including coach O’Neill, hoped for Neto’s quick return, and although the exact nature of the injury has not yet been revealed, Neto himself explained that he will be out of action for the next two weeks to focus on treatment.
Neto announced on his social media, “Contrary to rumors, I will be out for two weeks, but I am writing this to say that I will come back stronger than before. I am already focusing on my recovery and see you soon.”
Following Neto’s remarks, Wolverhampton will be playing without Neto for at least the next two weeks. Neto’s return is expected after the international break in November, and Wolverhampton is expected to play the away game against Sheffield United in the 11th round of the league on November 5 and the home game against Tottenham Hotspur in the 12th round on the 11th without Neto.토스카지노 주소
Wolverhampton fans could not hide their disappointment as he was expected to miss at least two games. This season, Neto is showing good performance along with Hwang Hee-chan and is active as a key player in the team.
To date, Neto has appeared in all 10 league games, recording 1 goal and 7 assists, ranking first in assists in the Premier League. In the game against Newcastle, when the score was down 0-1, he helped Mario Lemina’s equalizer with a header from a corner kick, making the score 1-1.
In particular, he recorded 1 goal and 3 assists in 4 games in the month of September, becoming a finalist for the Premier League Player of the Month for September along with Son Heung-min (Tottenham). Although he failed to win the award after being pushed out by Son Heung-min, who scored 6 goals in 4 games, he succeeded in being selected as Wolverhampton’s September Player of the Month, beating out Hwang Hee-chan.
Neto is showing off good chemistry with Hwang Hee-chan, who has been reborn as Wolverhampton’s main gun this season. Hwang Hee-chan has scored 6 goals in the league so far, 3 of which came after receiving passes from Neto.
Hwang Hee-chan, who is challenging his ‘career high season’ by showing fantastic chemistry with Neto, is likely to fight without Neto for the next two games as his special partner is out of action to receive treatment.