Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC), a veteran of the women’s soccer team, revealed a strategy against Colombia, the first opponent of the World Cup finals.
Ji So-yeon met reporters at the National Training Center (NFC) in Paju, Gyeonggi Province on the 3rd and said, “There are about 4 or 5 high-level players in Colombia. He has a good physique and especially Ramirez is a threat,” she explained. She said, “(Colombia’s) defense organization is not perfect,” she said.
The women’s national team, led by head coach Colin Bell, has been conducting final convocation training since the 18th of last month in preparation for the 2023 Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup. The national team, which has a total of 31 members, will finalize the list of 23 through competition and depart for Australia on the 10th of next month. Korea, ranked 17th in the FIFA rankings, was in Group H with Colombia (25th), Morocco (72nd), and Germany (2nd) in the final round.
Among them, Korea is focusing on preparing for the game against Colombia to be held in Sydney, Australia on the 25th (Korean time). To prepare for this, the North American team, Haiti, will have a launching ceremony and evaluation match at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 8th. It’s like a kind of prophylaxis.
Ji So-yeon said, “I prepared for the game against Haiti for about two weeks, and she did a lot of intense training. It will be time for her to check how much her stamina has improved,” she expressed her anticipation for the evaluation match. She continued, “Please watch the game against Haiti to see how intensely (the national team) can press the opponent,” she said.
The ‘high intensity’ mentioned by Ji So-yeon is a condensed expression of Coach Bell’s soccer philosophy. Coach Bell emphasized several times that players should be in good physical shape to maintain a sprint for 90 minutes. Ji So-yeon, who recently continued high-intensity training in the heat of over 30 degrees, said, “It is not easy to run in hot weather. Even so, we have to overcome in order to achieve good results in the World Cup. Looking back on his life in Europe, the key is how much he can press the opponent under high intensity,” he said, expressing his confidence, saying, “The players’ stamina has improved a lot.”
Ji So-yeon, who made her A-match debut in 2006 and scored 66 goals in 144 matches, is highly likely to step on the third World Cup stage after Canada in 2015 and France in 2019. Ahead of the ‘Last Dance’, he has higher expectations for this competition than ever before.해외안전놀이터 추천
Ji So-yeon said, “More than half of (the number of people called) are friends who have been together for more than 10 years since 2010. “The World Cup could be the last of the ‘golden generation,’” he said. “We are more mature than 10 years ago, and we know each other well. The coach also guided me well so that I could have a winning mentality.” “I will go up as high as possible. In the World Cup, I only score from penalty kicks, but I want to score a field goal. I scored a lot of goals, but I will try to be greedy for World Cup goals.”