All answers in ‘Korean’… Colin Bell “Game against England, opportunity to test physical and mental”
Colin Bell (62), the coach of the women’s national soccer team, expressed his determination ahead of the match against England.
The women’s national team, led by coach Bell, will face England at the Arnold Clark Cup, a four-nation friendly competition held in England on the 17th (Korean time). Korea faces Belgium on the 20th and Italy on the 23rd.
She went to her official press conference before the game, and manager Bell gave all of her answers in ‘Korean’.
“The players worked hard (prepared) well,” said Bell, ahead of the match against England. However, she sees that she can never be 100% in shape. Even so, we will give our all,” she said.
The first opponent, England, is ranked 4th in the FIFA rankings. It is a team that is one step higher than Korea, which is ranked 15th. Coach Bell said, “You have to be organized against a strong team and be able to withstand strong pressure. She can test the physical and mental [against England],” she points out.
This tournament is a mock test ahead of the 2023 FIFA Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup. It is also an opportunity to strengthen her organizational skills by matching her hands and feet. However, key members of the women’s national team, Cho So-hyun (Tottenham), Lee Young-joo (Madrid CFF), and Lee Min-ah (Incheon Hyundai Steel) were out of the team due to injuries. 스포츠토토
Director Bell said, “Ji So-yeon is not in 100% physical condition. It is a great difficulty for us. You can show how to solve a difficulty. A big opportunity for other players,” she said.
The World Cup is not far away, but the roster has not been confirmed. Coach Bell selected players of various styles and ages for this tournament, including 37-year-old tall striker Park Eun-seon (Seoul City Hall) and Cheon Ga-ram (21, Ulsan College of Science). “I always want 100 per cent from my players,” Bell said. The team door is always open. If the performances of the players who were not selected this time are good, there is a chance,” he explained.
Korea is tied to Colombia, Morocco and Germany in the World Cup to be held in July. Coach Bell said, “I told the players that the national team needs to develop their physicality to succeed. International football is physically strong and high-intensity. All players should do individual workouts apart from team training,” he emphasized.