[Women’s World Cup] We need to resolve the decisive moment

Head coach Colin Bell, who led the Korean women’s national soccer team to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, emphasized the need to focus on the “decisive moment” ahead of the match against Morocco. . Coach Bell said at a press conference held at Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia on the 29th, the day before the second group H match against Morocco, “I look forward to the game tomorrow. I know the importance of the game very well.”

At the same time, he emphasized that all the pain of the defeat against Colombia was washed away. Coach Bell said, “After the match against Colombia, everyone was disappointed. The players, the coaching staff, and I think the fans did too.” I think so,” he explained. He continued, “I have found my confidence again, and I must not repeat my mistakes.” He said, “The game continues. It is football that the game comes back in 3-4 days.”

The national team lost 0-2 in its first game against Colombia on the 25th, and the prospect of reaching the round of 16 for the first time in 8 years since the 2015 Canadian tournament was darkened. 스포츠토토 With Germany and Colombia winning one game each, a victory over Morocco is essential to continue the hope of advancing to the round of 16. Morocco (72nd) has the lowest FIFA ranking in Group H. Morocco, this time participating in the finals for the first time, lost 0-6 in the first match against Germany, the second-placed player in the rankings.

Bel emphasized that he would not mind Morocco’s crushing defeat against Germany. Many teams lose when they play against Germany. Germany is one of the strongest teams in the world,” Bell said. “The coach of Morocco has a lot of experience. Coach Bell urged players to focus on the ‘decisive moment’. He pointed out, “As you can see from the matches of this World Cup, it is very fierce and can flow in any direction.

At the same time, he pondered over the scene in which Shim Seo-yeon (Suwon FC) was declared guilty of handball, which gave the reason for the preemptive loss against Colombia. “I don’t understand why (the referee) didn’t read the scene again (video) when the penalty kick was called,” said Bell. In addition, he looked back on the second point conceded by goalkeeper Yoon Young-geul (BK Hecken)’s mistake and said, “Linda Caicedo (Real Madrid) scored because of a mistake, and I think we did well too. It’s a new game, so we’ll jump in with a new approach.” .

“We analyzed Morocco, and I think we have found the answer,” he said. There are more reasons for the national team to win. Korea’s women’s soccer has not won the World Cup except for the final game against Spain (2-1) in the group stage of the 2015 Canada Tournament. If Morocco is defeated, it will be the first victory in this tournament and the second victory in the history of the World Cup. Coach Bell repeatedly showed confidence in the players, saying, “The players have the ability to make a triumphant goal in the World Cup.”

Coach Bell emphasized, “We have very talented players. It has been our goal for the past four years to show my beliefs (in reality).” He continued, “In the situation ahead of the second game, you have to shake off your tension. This is a tournament. I will continue to tell you that I can do well. I have good players.” At the same time, he expressed his confidence, saying, “Tomorrow we will show you what we can do.” The match between Korea and Morocco kicks off at 1:30 p.m. on the 30th, Korean time.

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