The women’s national soccer team, led by head coach Colin Bell, focused on training for the 2023 FIFA Australia and New Zealand Women’s World Cup at Paju NFC on the 26th. About a month before the first group match against Colombia scheduled for the 25th of next month, the national team fell in heavy rain due to the influence of the rainy season front, but focused on high-intensity training that they aimed for.
Coach Bell called 31 players, more than the final World Cup roster with 23 players, and called them for the first time on the 18th, except for some players such as Ji So-yeon , Cho So-hyun , Lee Geum-min, and Yoon Young-gle. And on the 23rd, all players gathered at Paju NFC and began quenching in earnest.
Coach Bell emphasized mental armament based on his strong physical strength, saying, “We need players to play for more than 100 minutes,” as a requirement to include “100% performance,” not his name. Until recently, Bellho has been focusing on strengthening his physical strength, such as running repeatedly in the hell section even in the scorching heat.
Only veteran striker Park Eun-sun, who has an ankle sprain, and Son Hwa-yeon (Incheon Hyundai Steel), who is in poor condition, were excluded from the normal training. All the remaining 29 players became a group by position and played the high-intensity training program that Bell aims for. Coach Bell demanded running on the premise of recognizing the situation and played with the players in the rain. Although the weather was bad, veterans such as Cho So-hyun and Ji So-yeon, as well as young players born in 2007 such as Casey Eugene Fair (PDA), the first mixed-race player of the women’s A team, and Kwon Da-eun participated in the “World Cup Mode.”
“Belho” will play a warm-up match against Haiti at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 8th of next month. After confirming the final list of 23 players, he will head to Sydney, Australia, where the final match will be held on the 10th.
Cho So-hyun, who wore the captain’s armband and experienced success and failure in the round of 16 at the 2015 World Cup in Canada and the elimination of the 2019 World Cup in France, said proudly, “I don’t know how far the coach thinks, but I want to go to the quarterfinals.” Having played 144 games (25 goals) in his A match, he holds Ji So-yeon and tied for first place in the most appearances among male and female players. Born in 1988, this could be the last World Cup stage. Cho So-hyun said, “I’m still greedy. “If you take good care of your body, wouldn’t you be able to do more?” Regarding Bell’s high-intensity training, he said, “Modern football has a fast transition. It was hard at first, but I think I should run like this. “The forward pass and speed are better than before,” he was satisfied. 토토
Along with Cho So-hyun, Lee Young-joo, a key back agent, returned to the national team a year after shaking off a cruciate ligament injury. Having participated in the 2019 French Games, he is hoping for a good performance, taking advantage of his failure at the time. Lee Young-joo said, “I was called up to the national team again, and I feel grateful every hour,” adding, “While playing in Europe, I understood the coach’s high-intensity training.” He said, “I used to accept it as playing strongly and a lot, but it means to play soccer densely inside the stadium.”