“The female players are also ‘exciting’ so that they can advance to the round of 16.”
Ji So-yeon (32, Suwon FC Women)’s determination was spleen. Participating in the 2023 Women’s World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand in July, she is struggling as much as she lost all three group stage matches at the World Cup in France four years ago.
Ji So-yeon said, “I came back with disappointing results four years ago,” and “I want to bring better results than the last competition.” ” She ‘s aiming for the round of 16,” she stressed. Ji So-yeon, who watched all the men’s national team matches at the Qatar World Cup last year, said, “I was thrilled to see them advance to the round of 16 with all their might.” I made up my mind. 스포츠토토
Ji So-yeon returned to the domestic stage from Chelsea last year to make ‘the best condition’ ahead of this World Cup, and even though it was not an urgent surgery, she underwent right ankle injury surgery in November of last year considering the World Cup schedule. Since then, for about two months, she has focused on recovery and rehabilitation, and today she participated in the first training of the women’s national team convened in Ulsan.
Ji So-yeon laughed, “I’m glad I started training with my teammates from the first step to the World Cup,” and “I’m a little slow to recover (after surgery), but I won’t be in a hurry.” She said, “This year has many big competitions, from the World Cup to the Asian Games and Olympic qualifiers,” she said. “I think it will be an important year for women’s soccer.”
This is her third World Cup appearance for ‘Gim Messi’ Ji So-yeon, following World Cups in Canada in 2015 and World Cups in France in 2019. In this World Cup, we will face Colombia, Morocco and Germany. Her goal is to reach the round of 16 again, eight years after the Canadian event. ” If we do well in the first match against Colombia and the second match against Morocco, we will be able to secure a place in the round of 16 in two games,” he expressed confidence.
There was also an observation that Ji So-yeon, who was born in 1991, was actually the last World Cup, but she firmly drew the line. Ji So-yeon said, “I think I can do more. Now that I’m 32, I’ll be 36 in 4 years, so would n’t it be worth a try?” She joked, “I’m only officially old this year,” she joked.
The women’s national team will travel to England next month to participate in the friendly Arnold Clark Cup. They will take on the women’s Euro 2022 champions England, Belgium and Italy. Ji So-yeon explained, “Because they are players at a level that we have never faced before, our players can be confused both physically and mentally.
In particular, Ji So-yeon, who played for Chelsea for a long time, revealed that there is something she really wants to show in the match against England. She said, “She wants to show that Korean women’s soccer has improved a lot.” He emphasized , “Most of all, I want to show what country I’m from in the game against England. I want to show what kind of team Korea is.”
However, whether or not Ji So-yeon will participate in this competition has not been confirmed. Ji So-yeon herself revealed that her stamina has not yet fully recovered after surgery. Coach Colin Bell asked in Korean, “Does your ankle hurt?” and then said, “I’ll make a decision after watching the training progress.”