“We are ‘Fluorescent Zombies'”… The driving force of the unbreakable No. 1 team
“They kept enduring as if they were about to die, and they called us ‘fluorescent zombies’.”
There are good reasons why the team is number one. The same goes for Hyundai E&C, which is leading the V-League women’s division. Hyundai E&C won a ‘shutout’ victory against GS Caltex in Suwon on the 2nd with a score of 3-0. Round 5 got off to a good start. Right before the All-Star break, Hyundai E&C, who suffered two consecutive losses and was chased by second-place Heungkuk Life Insurance, took a breather by defeating GS Caltex and adding three points.
After the road construction game on January 24, I took 8 days off, including the All-Star game. Hyundai E&C has been playing matches without foreign player Yasmin since mid-December. Although the top spot is maintained, the vacant seats without foreign players naturally led to the physical burden of domestic players. This is because the player who was responsible for the attack was missing. Still, veteran Hwang Yeon-joo is holding up well, and domestic ace players such as Hwang Min-kyung and Yang Hyo-jin are making great strides and are not collapsing. On this day, Hyundai E&C lifted the atmosphere again by breaking the losing streak with the victory over GS Caltex. Hwang Min-kyung laughed, saying, “I hope Yasmin will come soon, but Yeon-joo is doing very well now, so I think it will be fine.”
Hyundai E&C is looking for an alternative as Yasmin’s absence is prolonged. Manager Kang Seong-hyeong said, “I think the direction of what to do will be decided sooner or later. I’m also looking into substitute players. I have a lot of worries because I don’t think Yasmin will get better all at once.” If a substitute is found, he must join as soon as possible and work together so that he can challenge for the second half championship. 메이저놀이터
Coincidentally, the next opponent is the second place Heungkuk Life Insurance. The two teams will face off in Suwon on the 7th. If Hyundai E&C wins, the gap between the 1st and 2nd places can be widened, and if Heungkuk Life Insurance wins, Hyundai E&C is in danger of losing its stronghold as the sole leader that it has maintained since the opening. However, Hyundai E&C players emphasized leisure. Hwang Yeon-joo said, “When we played the game, if we tried hard to win, we couldn’t win. The funny thing is, if we were greedy, we couldn’t win. It’s a series of coming out and getting annoyed and angry with each other. This time, I’m going to do it with the thought of sticking together rather than thinking of winning.”
Hwang Min-kyung also revealed the secret (?) of preventing Hyundai E&C from collapsing, even though there are no foreign players. Hwang Min-kyung said, “There are no foreign players, so the goal is to make the opponent sick. In other parts, we talk about holding on to the extent that we feel sick of it. We can’t lead in attack, so we have to be persistent in other parts. We call it ‘Fluorescent Zombie’. He laughed, saying, “It is our team’s strength to keep enduring as if to die.”
Hyundai E&C did not collapse even in the desperate crisis of Yasmin’s injury and departure.