Right after the final mock exam against Zambia,
a tribute to goal scorer Park Eun-seon
and a reminder of the importance of injury management,
‘dining out’ expresses relief in defensive stability
Belho, who dreams of a new history in Korean women’s soccer, is now preparing for her final voyage. The 2023 Women’s World Cup, which will be held in Australia and New Zealand in July, is the stage.
Coincidentally, Korea completed the mock test in preparation for the World Cup perfectly. The women’s national soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell (62, photo), faced Zambia in Africa twice on the 7th and 11th at home and won both.바카라
Among the countries participating in the World Cup finals, the FIFA ranking is the lowest at 81st, but they showed off their perfect performance by scoring 10 goals and conceding 2 goals.
Director Bell also laughed, saying, “The results and content both make me happy.” Head coach Bell now only looks at the first game against Colombia on July 25th. In October 2019, as the first foreign coach in Korean women’s football history, the remaining three months are more important than ever for his efforts to see the light.
Coach Bell’s World Cup roadmap can be guessed from the remarks he made as a joke right after the match against Zambia.
The most notable part of Coach Bell’s remarks is that he said, “I want to cherish like a flower in a greenhouse” about veteran goal scorer Park Eun-seon (37, Seoul City Hall).
As soon as she regained the Taegeuk mark after 9 years, it was read as a tribute to Park Eun-sun, who scored 3 goals in 2 A matches, and as a will to bring her to the World Cup. Going one step further meant that the national team’s injury management was more important than ever.
Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC) missed the national team right away due to an aggravating ankle injury she had undergone surgery in November last year, and Choi Yu-ri (Hyundai Steel) and Shim Seo-yeon (Suwon FC) also skipped the team due to hamstring and knee injuries, respectively.
Considering Lee Min-ah (Hyundai Steel) and Lee Young-joo (Madrid CFF), who left the field for a long time due to injury, it means that nearly half of the starting pitchers have left the field. Fortunately, there is plenty of time until the World Cup finals. Until then, injured players should recover quickly and existing players should not be hurt.
It was also eye-catching that manager Bell shouted, “He has to go to a meat restaurant because he has a clean sheet (a scoreless victory).”
Rather than congratulating himself at a dinner party with the players, it was closer to a sense of relief that the defense had finally regained stability. They conceded 10 goals in the last 4 matches. If this defensive anxiety continues, it is difficult to expect good results in the World Cup.
Cho So-hyun (Tottenham) said, “The coach talks a lot about conceding points. With this kind of defense, you have to score 3 goals to win, but you can’t do that,” he said.
Whether the preparations for the World Cup will proceed smoothly as coach Bell hopes will be confirmed in June, a month before the opening of the World Cup. After summoning players from Korea, coach Bell plans to hold an evaluation match for the final check.