Women’s soccer team strikers Yuri Choi (29, Incheon Hyundai Steel) and Hyo-joo Chu (23, Suwon FC) pledged victory ahead of the 2023 Arnold Clark Cup 2nd game against Belgium in a friendly match in Europe. did.
The Korean women’s soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell, will play against Belgium in the second leg of the Arnold Clark Cup at CBS Arena in Coventry, England on the 20th at 3:15 am (Korean time).
Korea, currently ranked 15th in the FIFA rankings, lost 0-4 in the first match against strong England (4th) held on the 17th.
Our opponent, Belgium (20th), defeated Italy (17th) 2-1 on the 17th and boasted formidable power.
After looking back at the match against England, Yuri Choi said through the Korea Football Association, “The experience of facing European players ahead of this year’s World Cup was an income in itself.” It gave me an opportunity to improve more,” he said.
Regarding the defeat, he said, “I can’t give points,” and bit his lip, saying, “I was good in the first half of the defense, but I was very sorry that I couldn’t take advantage of the opportunity in the attack.”
Furthermore, he expressed regret, saying, “I practiced narrowing the gap between the players and not giving the opponent much space, but my stamina in the second half decreased and I conceded a lot.”
Choo Hyo-joo also pointed out that “England’s dribble tempo and pass timing were faster than expected,” and then said, “There were many things I felt because they were players with a different performance than the United States and Canada. I should have defended the opponent more aggressively, but that part is the most regrettable.” “he said.
Colin Bellho is looking to turn the tide in the upcoming second leg. 안전놀이터
Yuri Choi said, “Unlike the game against England, I will play the game by supplementing the offensive part.”
Choo Hyo-joo also emphasized, “We will definitely win the match against Belgium by focusing on offense rather than defense and using our style.”
After playing against Belgium on the 20th, Korea will move to Bristol, England on the 23rd to play the final match against Italy.
Meanwhile, the national team preparing for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will be held in Australia and New Zealand this summer, plans to prepare for Germany, which will face off in the World Cup group stage, or a European team that is likely to meet in a single tournament later.
Korea is in Group H along with Germany, Colombia and Morocco in the World Cup finals.