She had just returned from injury, but her focus on winning was enough to overcome her physical limitations. Son Hwa-yeon (Incheon Hyundai Steel) scored a hat trick in the second leg of the WK League 2023 Women’s Soccer Championship Final to lead her team to an upset victory. The longtime national team forward showed off her explosiveness when her team needed it most. Hyundai Steel won its 11th consecutive gold medal, thanks in large part to Son’s performance.
Son has had one of the busiest schedules of anyone this year. She competed in the FIFA World Cup Australia-New Zealand, the Hangzhou Asian Games, and the Paris Olympics qualifying schedule with both her club and national team. At the Hangzhou Asian Games, he scored a hat trick against the Philippines to help South Korea reach the quarterfinals. He is known as “Son” in women’s soccer because he shares the same surname and wears the same number (7) as Son Heung-min (Tottenham) in men’s soccer.
However, Son suffered an untimely injury during the Paris Olympic qualifiers last month. It was a major setback for Hyundai Steel, who were hoping to win the title. She was unable to play in the first leg of the championship against Suwon FC on April 19. Hyundai Steel lost the match 1-3.
Son was motivated by her team’s first-leg defeat, as they were chasing the title. The loss made her even more eager to win Game 2. Even though she wasn’t in perfect physical condition, she gritted her teeth to help her team.
Son Hwa-yeon scored three goals in the first half to lead her team to a 6-2 victory in the second leg against Suwon FC at the Namdong Asiad Stadium in Incheon on March 25. Hyundai Steel overturned a 7-5 aggregate score in the first and second legs to become league champions for the 11th consecutive year. After scoring just four goals in 18 regular-season games this year, Son Hwa-yeon was focused on her team’s championship. 무지개토토 주소
She was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the championship, and she credits Hyundai Steel’s “winning DNA” as the driving force behind the upset. “Hyundai Steel has experienced many championships. I was confident,” she said, adding, “I think we did well because I believed in myself and the team.”