“We can’t and shouldn’t assume that every player will go to the World Cup.”
Captain Kim Hye-ri (32, Incheon Hyundai Steel) said this when she met with reporters at the National Training Center (NFC) in Paju on the morning of the 18th, ahead of the final call-up training for the World Cup. “As captain, I will try to create a good atmosphere by making more sacrifices and dedication,” she said, adding that she will not be complacent and will do her best until the end.
The women’s national soccer team, led by head coach Colleen Bell (61, Great Britain), is in full training mode at the Paju NFC with a month to go before the Women’s World Cup in New Zealand and Australia. After the team’s kickoff against Haiti on March 8, Bell will finalize its 23-man roster before departing for Australia.
“As a soccer player, I am honored and happy to be on the final call-up list for the World Cup,” said Kim Hye-ri. “I have been sweating and preparing for four years. When the roster was announced, I was most excited to see my name on it.” “Time has flown by. It’s already been four years and it’s my third World Cup. I prepared more systematically than ever before and gained good experience through many calls-ups and trials.”
“In the past, we didn’t have a lot of trials, and then we left the World Cup. “But this time, we went to England in February and played against European teams, and we have been preparing a lot. We need to prepare well so that we can do well at the World Cup.”스포츠토토
“We can’t and shouldn’t take it for granted that we’re going to the World Cup, not just me, but every player. The coach will choose the player who is in the best shape right now, regardless of whether they did well or not in the past four years,” said Kim Hye-ri. “I hope the players will be alert and make more efforts. We have to give our best performance to go to the World Cup. As the captain, I will also try to sacrifice and dedicate more to create a good atmosphere,” she said, warning against complacency among the players, but also showing her responsibility as captain.