The task of women’s soccer is quite serious, generation change

The Korean women’s national soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell, arrived at Incheon International Airport Terminal 2 at around 1:00 pm on the 5th after competing in the 2023 FIFA World Cup. The World Cup is the biggest event not only in men’s soccer but also in women’s soccer. Our national team suffered a 0-2 loss to Colombia in the first match and a 0-1 loss to Morocco in the second match. However, in the third match, he showed his potential by drawing 1-1 against Germany, second in the FIFA rankings.

Now, our women’s football has entered the post-World Cup era. Starting with the Asian Games in September, we need to prepare for the Paris Olympics in 2024, the upcoming Asian Cup and World Cup. However, what is not easy is that our national team has been put in a situation where we have to do it while changing generations. The ‘Golden Generation’, who have achieved great achievements such as winning the U-17 competition, 3rd place in the U-20 competition, and finishing runner-up in the Asian Cup, entered their 30s.

Director Colin Bell, who responded to the interview on the 5th, was also very concerned about this. Coach Bell said, “I think the present is a very important time for women’s football. There are many good players, but there are many players in their 30s.” Coach Bell did not mention the vague exclusion of players in their 30s and beyond, and there are many players among them that will be used in the future, but the generational change is the task at hand.

Modern women’s football is developing into a situation that requires physical, stamina, and sprint. “Modern women’s football is physical, intense, tactically flexible, fast and emphasizes sprinting,” Bell said. That is the reason why he continues to call for high intensity in all fields since his inauguration. Our national team was one of the countries with the highest average age at the World Cup. Even so, veteran players have shown outstanding performances in terms of physicality, stamina and sprint, but you cannot rely on them continuously.

But there is hope. This is because the future of women’s soccer is emerging, such as Casey Eugene Fair, who recorded the youngest appearance in both men’s and women’s World Cups at 16 years and 26 days, and Pi Chungaram, who showed confidence in play. 스포츠토토 On the 5th, Garam Chun said, “I have been preparing hard for this World Cup, and I wanted to stay for a long time. As a result, I am sorry (I couldn’t advance to the tournament), but there were things I could learn from this situation.”

Head coach Bell emphasized on the 5th that women’s soccer should be developed at every moment while thinking about a certain tournament and being wary of focusing only on that tournament. While accepting the criticisms directed at herself and her players, she said she would use what she learned from the event in the future through her analysis.

At the same time, coach Bell was entrusted with the responsibility of changing generations for the sake of Korean women’s soccer. It’s not easy, but coach Bell, who has made achievements in various fields, has started moving again.

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