“It’s true that I came back to the WK League to stop Incheon Hyundai Steel.”
Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC Women) expressed a strong determination to prevent Incheon Hyundai Steel from losing 11 consecutive games and lead Suwon FC’s WK League champion for the first time in 13 years.
Ji So-yeon’s Suwon FC beat Hwacheon KSPO 2-1 in the WK League playoffs on the 11th after an extended battle and succeeded in advancing to the championship match for the first time in four years since 2019. It is the first time in 13 years since 2010. From the last Jungmi Kim to Kim Hye-ri, Lim Seon-ju, Hong Hye-ji, Kim Do-yeon, Jang Seul-ki, Lee Min-ah, Jang Chang, frontline Jeong Seol-bin, Kang Chae-rim and Son Hwa-yeon, Incheon Hyundai Steel will challenge for 11 consecutive wins following 11 consecutive regular league losses. The champions of this season will be determined in the first and second rounds of the championship match at Suwon Home (Suwon Sports Complex) at 2 p.m. on the 19th and Incheon Home (Southeast Asiad) at 2 p.m. on the 25th.
Incheon Hyundai Steel Defender Kim Hye-ri vs Suwon FC Women Ji So-yeon. Photo source = Suwon FC Women
Foreign media nicknamed Ji So-yeon, who has led each team to win, such as Kobe Ainak in Japan and Chelsea Women in England. “Magic” continued in Suwon FC in the WK League, which returned last year with determination. Suwon FC’s advancement was undoubtedly attributed to “Ji So-yeon Magic,” which constantly infuses the team with winning mentality and is the league’s helping king with “six assists.” The defense line, where the national university strikers such as Moon Mi-ra, Choo Hyo-joo, and Jeon Eun-ha, the midfielders of the fighting spirit such as Kwon Eun-som and Ji Sun-mi, veteran Shim Seo-yeon and the youngest Kwon Hee-sun, are in harmony and strong harmony. The true value of “Jimesh” also shone in the playoff against Hwacheon KSPO, which ranked third this year. In the 18th minute of the first half, Moon Mi-ra, who took over Ji So-yeon’s sensible long pass, shook the net and took the lead. Tanaka Mebae scored the winning goal in the 7th minute of extra time to win 2-1. Ji So-yeon’s fighting spirit was brilliant throughout the 120 minutes, encouraging the players to fight, inserting a kill pass, and closing the door to the net. He was the undisputed playoff MVP.
Ji So-yeon, the final match against Incheon Hyundai Steel, defined it as a “mental battle.” “It’s going to be a very tight game. “Who wants more of the championship cup, a more desperate team will take the championship cup,” he said. Asked how desperate she was, she replied, “It’s enough to abandon Chelsea.” “I came back to the WK League with such a desperate heart. “When I said I came to the WK League to prevent Hyundai Steel in Incheon, people would have thought it was a joke, but I was serious,” he said. “And now that the opportunity has come, I will try to do it well and spiritually from the standpoint of the challenger,” he said, shining his eyes. ‘
It was clear why he chose to go to Korea despite coach Emma Hayes’ dissuasion at Chelsea and the reason he chose to go to Suwon FC without going to the “absolute 1st round” of Incheon Hyundai Steel. In any case, he hoped for a league that develops together in fiercer competition, not an obvious one-team solo system called Hyundai Steel (Uoh Woo-hyun). Ji So-yeon said, “Incheon Hyundai Steel is the team that invests the most, so it is natural to lose 10 consecutive games. Other teams should also invest. On the other hand, it is hard to say that it is a huge investment compared to global clubs and men’s professional clubs. I hope that more women’s soccer clubs’ standards will go up together,” he stressed.
Ji So-yeon’s Suwon FC was strong against Incheon Hyundai Steel with two wins and one loss this season. He won the first face-to-face match in March, lost the second face-to-face match in May, and won the third face-to-face match in June 2-1. Ahead of the first round of the championship decision to be held at home on the 19th, Ji So-yeon looked back, saying, “The game against Hyundai Steel was very tight in terms of content regardless of the results.” “The championship game will also be tight. The first round at home is really important. We have to see the game in the first round. It’s a home game. We must never lose,” he said emphatically. “We haven’t had a trophy in 13 years. Neither power nor mental strength is behind. There’s an atmosphere where you want to try it. It’s worth trying. Everyone has a desire to break Hyundai Steel’s dominance,” he said, expressing his desire to win the title. “It’s definitely going to be a match to be hit. Who is more determined and focused on finishing will determine the game. Set pieces are also important. “Incheon Hyundai Steel also has a good pre-kicker, and I’m in Suwon,” he said, expressing confidence. “The game will be decided in terms of who is more challenging, who is more active, and the attitude toward the game. “You’ll see which team is more desperate when you watch the game,” he said with a smile.
Incheon Hyundai Steel Veteran Defender ‘Captain’ Kim Herri.
Including the third place in the Women’s World Cup under the age of 20 since Oh Joo-jung’s days, Kim Hye-ri, “Incheon Steel’s best friend captain,” who has been in the national team for nearly 20 years, is also a key point to watch. They will face off for the first time in the WK League championship match. Ji So-yeon said, “The game is just a game. We will do our best to fight with each other to show the fans a better game,” he vowed.
The women’s national soccer team has been a challenge this season. He failed to achieve his dream of reaching the round of 16 at the Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup, missed a medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games due to controversy over his decision, and missed his ticket in the preliminary round of the Paris Olympics. In the final WK League championship match of the season, he expressed his determination to put everything on the line for the pride of Korean women’s soccer. “I will show the level of the WK League to soccer fans with a high-quality and fun game.” he promised. 스포츠토토사이트