The goal at the World Cup is to go as high as possible.”
Colin Bell, head coach of the Korean women’s national soccer team (62, England), has made up her mind for the Women’s World Cup, which is six months from now. In 2019, coach Bell, who took the helm of Korea, faces the biggest challenge ahead. Korea will sortie for the 2023 FIFA Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup. Korea won the World Cup ticket by finishing runner-up at the 2022 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup held in February last year. Korea will participate in the Women’s World Cup finals for the third consecutive time, following Canada in 2015 and France in 2019.
At a press conference held on the 26th at the Seoul Sinmunro Soccer Hall, coach Bell said, “My first goal is to win the World Cup’s first game against Colombia. After that, I plan to focus on one game at a time. It’s an obvious answer, but it’s a realistic and reasonable approach.” I think. The goal in the World Cup is to go as high as possible. If we continue to play well, I think we are a sufficiently competitive team. I hope that we will not be discouraged. We are confident that we will be able to show a good performance in the World Cup. do,” he said.
Korea competes in Group H with Colombia (July 25th, Korean time) – Morocco (July 30th) – Germany (August 3rd) in the Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup. The key is Germany. Germany is a world-class strong team, ranked second in the FIFA rankings after the United States (15th in Korea, as of December 2022). She also won the Women’s World Cup in 2003 and 2007.
He said, “We have our own soccer principles. There are iron rules for each offense and defense. We are in the process of improving them little by little. We try to play actively. The goal is to bring victory through this. However, flexibility is needed. I want to say that I want to be flexible even in the principle of active soccer.”
Previously, coach Paulo Bento’s men’s national team reached the round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Coach Bell said, “Coach Bento’s success doesn’t motivate or burden me. I had a lot of conversations while coach Bento was in Korea. I’m happy that the men’s national team advanced to the round of 16. “I’m proud to be there. I’m proud to be able to coach this team and go to the World Cup with this team. I will come back with good results in the tournament.” 먹튀검증
He said, “I have spent a long time with the players and formed a good relationship. I am happy. I hope the players do too. Sometimes I am strict, but I am honest. . When we first came to Korea in 2019, our players didn’t have much confidence. Now, it’s a bit higher. I want to create an environment where players can develop their potential.”
Coach Bell announced the list of players to prepare for the Arnold Clark Cup, a four-nation friendly tournament to be held in England in February. The team will begin training in Ulsan from the 30th to the 9th of next month. After completing all domestic training, they plan to start the competition after excluding 3 out of 26 players. The women’s national team from Korea, England, Italy and Belgium will compete for the second time this year. ‘Belho’ will face off against England (February 17) – Belgium (February 20) – Italy (February 23).
Coach Bell said, “I think the ‘Arnold Clark Cup’ will be an opportunity to adapt to the European style. All three opposing teams play a lot with physical play. There will be things to learn. Germany, which will face off in the World Cup group stage, will likely meet later. “It will be a good place to learn in the process of preparing for other European teams. It is important to take time to check the players’ condition and build it up. I will check it well starting from Ulsan.”