Seulgi Jang ahead of the Arnold Clark Cup, “A chance to show a team called Korea”
Seulgi Jang expressed her determination to compete in the Arnold Clark Cup.
The Korean women’s national team, led by head coach Colin Bell, will face England in the first leg of the Arnold Clark Cup held at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes, England at 4:45 am (Korean time) on the 17th. South Korea is 15th in the FIFA rankings, and England is 4th.
2023 is a very important year for the women’s national team. This is because the 2023 Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup will be held in July. The women’s national team earned a ticket to the 2023 FIFA Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup by finishing runner-up in the 2022 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup.
Ahead of the World Cup, he seized a valuable opportunity. The Arnold Clark Cup is played in turn against England, Belgium (#20 in the FIFA rankings) and Italy (#17 in the FIFA rankings). The women’s national team is expected to step up preparations for the World Cup by facing European powerhouses through this match.
With the first match against England imminent, the Korea Football Association (KFA) shared an interview with Jang Seul-gi on the 14th. Jang Seul-gi was determined, saying it was an opportunity to show the team called Korea to the strong players.
[Hereinafter, Seulgi Jang’s interview Q1.]
Q1. How do you feel about facing strong teams like England, Italy and Belgium?
A1. There will of course be many difficult parts because of the modifier “strong team,” but I think a confrontation with a strong team ahead of the World Cup will be of great help to our team.
Q2. What did you focus on during the Ulsan battery training?
A2. The coach emphasized physical strength the most, and the second was about organized defense. He has also done a lot of tactical training for the British team during his training days.
Q3. The opposing teams are all in the middle of the season, so they should be showing their best performances. What are your concerns?
A3. I am most worried about the physical part, but since this is also an experience, I think all players will play with determination to overcome this part.
Q4. Cho So-hyun, Lee Young-joo, Lee Min-ah, etc. are missing. What are the preparations to fill the void?
A4. There are so many good players who are currently absent, but there are many players who have a lot of strengths right now. All of our players (Cho So-hyun, Lee Young-joo, Lee Min-ah) are training so that there is no gap, and we are doing our best. 바카라사이트
Q5. What does the Arnold Clark Cup mean to Seulgi Jang?
A5. I think it’s an opportunity to show Team Kang what kind of team Korea is.