Cho So-hyun, who splendidly decorated the national team’s comeback match after 9 months, announced that she had more thoroughly strengthened her resolution for the World Cup, which is approaching three months from now, through a come-from-behind victory against Zambia.
The Korean women’s soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell, won a 5-2 come-from-behind victory in the first leg of a friendly match against Zambia held at the Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 7th, thanks to Jo So-hyun and Lee Geum-min each scoring two goals and Park Eun-sun scoring the key goal.온라인카지노
Korea took the lead in the 25th minute with Cho So-hyun’s goal, but in the 38th minute and extra time in the first half, Kundananja Rachel and Banda Barbra conceded consecutive runs to give up the lead.
Coach Bell put in Park Eun-sun in the second half, and Lee Geum-min scored consecutive goals in the 13th and 17th minutes, Cho So-hyun in the 39th minute, and Park Eun-sun in the 46th minute, and succeeded in a remarkable victory.
Cho So-hyun returned to the national team nine months after the 2022 East Asian Cup in July of last year and scored multiple goals in the return match, becoming the number one contributor to the team’s come-from-behind victory.
In a meeting with the reporters after the game, Cho So-hyun said, “It’s been a while since I played an A match. It’s been a really long time since I’ve played (A match) in Korea.” I think it’s fortunate that I scored a goal. I heard the cheering of the fans while running, and it was difficult, but it helped a lot.”
Cho So-hyun continued, “Anyway, the World Cup is this year. So it seems that the players have very different mindsets about how to prepare for the World Cup. If there is anything that can help the team, we talk a lot about it, and we talk a lot when we play. Competing with each other. I think I became stronger while thinking about how I can help and prepare well for the World Cup.”
The following is Jo So-hyun’s question and answer.
– How do you feel about playing for the national team after a long time?
It’s been a while since I did an A match. It’s been a really long time since I’ve been in Korea. I didn’t play against Jamaica (2 years ago in the Olympic qualifier) and I couldn’t play against China either. It’s been a long time since I played, but I think it’s fortunate that I scored a goal and did something as much as the coach waited for me.
I heard the fans cheering when I played. So it was very difficult, but I think it helped a lot.
– Along with the extension of Colin Bell’s contract, the first World Cup is ahead. Breathing with the director.
The coach is the same, and I like soccer a lot, so we ask each other if we have any opinions. The coach also responds well to questions and keeps asking if there are any questions about how to match the coach’s tactics. So it helps me a lot.
-A lot of new players like Chun Ga-ram and Bae Ye-bin joined, and how did you feel about working together?
I haven’t been to the national team for a long time, but there are many young players I don’t know. When I was training, I knew what kind of strength this player had, so I tried a lot to keep it alive.
In the case of (Cheon) Garam, despite his young age, there were times when he played with confidence and tried to show himself, so I think the coach chose Garam. When I looked at it, I thought a lot that it had really good strengths.
-Director Bell said he said it strongly in the second half, but it was a remark with a different attitude than usual.
The coach had good possession in the 25th minute of the first half and managed the game well, but after scoring a goal, what the coach wanted from us was to keep playing the same game. The director spoke very strongly about what we think is a little complacent.
And the fans also came, and he said strongly, “I’m trying to come to see you guys, but you shouldn’t do it like this.” Even before entering, the players said, “We are losing 1-2 with 45 minutes left, so I hope we can show a comeback.”
-What are your current conditions and aspirations for the World Cup?
It’s been a while since I came back from injury and I haven’t played many team games. It’s been a while since I’ve run for 90 minutes. It was very difficult, but I think I did well.
Since the World Cup is a big event, the coach also said it, and I think the same way, and I think the results are really important. The most important thing is for us to win somehow, so I want to have a good match by preparing the coach and the opponent well.
– What kind of mindset did you go into the game with?
Compared to other players, I have a strong physical fight, and I think I can give a lot of stability in defense by cutting it off. I think that’s why I played like that, and I said the weather was cold, but it’s colder in England, so I wear short-sleeved shorts even in that weather. The weather was better than I thought, and the players played well.
– Compared to the previous national team, what is different about the current national team?
Since there is a World Cup this year, it seems that the players have a very different mindset on how to prepare for the World Cup.
If there was something that could help the team, we talked a lot with each other, and we talked a lot with each other even when we were playing games. Compared to that time, as the competition became more competitive, we were able to help each other and prepare well for the World Cup. seems to have gotten stronger.