It is the women’s national team that confirmed their homework against the ‘Football Closing House’.
The Korean women’s soccer team, led by head coach Colin Bell, faced England in the Arnold Clark Cup first leg held at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes, England at 4:45 a.m. (hereinafter referred to as Korean time) on the 17th and lost 0-4.안전놀이터
The Arnold Clark Cup, a friendly competition involving Korea, England, Belgium, and Italy, is a good tournament to evaluate strength ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in Australia-New Zealand in July.
Coach Colin Bell, who gave an interview ahead of the match against England on the 16th, said, “You must be able to unite systematically against a strong team and withstand the pressure of the opponent. This is a good opportunity to test the physical and mental aspects.”
In this call-up, many of the key members who have kept the midfield of the national team, such as Cho So-hyun, Lee Young-joo, and Lee Min-ah, have been omitted. In response, coach Bell said, “Ji So-yeon is not 100% either. It is a big difficulty for us. We can show how to solve this difficulty.”
Against England, Korea used a defensive 3-4-3 formation. Early in the first half, right wingback Hyo-Joo Choo hit the goal with a bold shot, but England took the lead afterward.
England players threatened Korea with their quick feet, strength and bold shooting. Korea endured by conceding only one goal in the first half due to a disappointing penalty kick, but when it entered the second half, it conceded three goals due to physical problems and poor concentration.
On the 16th, coach Bell said, “For the national team to succeed, all players must be in peak physical condition. International soccer is physically strong and fast. It is high-intensity. All team players must train separately and have individual exercises.” I was given homework to do.
The problems revealed in this game were also not different from what coach Bell said. With about five months left until the opening of the World Cup, the women’s national team has confirmed its homework to resolve the opponent’s strong physical and tactical pressure.
Meanwhile, the Korean national team will play the second match against the Belgian national team at 3:15 am on the 20th.