Hye- ri Kim, the captain of
the match on the 29th for Olympic participation in a ‘battle of revenge’ after losing in the quarterfinals of the Asian Games, said, “I gained confidence” A war of nerves is expected when greeting players
스포츠토토“As a player, I think decisions are part of the game, but there were some parts that were disappointing. “If we had done well, I don’t think there would have been any damage from that decision.” (Kim Hye-ri, captain of the women’s soccer team) The women’s soccer
team led by coach Colin Bell faced North Korea in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, but striker Son Hwa-yeon was sent off at the end of the first half. The tide went to North Korea, and they ended up losing 1-4 after allowing 3 more goals in the second half.
Kim Hye-ri met with reporters on the 16th, the first day of convocation training for the Asian second round of the 2024 Paris Olympics, and said, “I watched it over and over again after the game,” and she said, “I don’t feel intimidated or burdened (by North Korea). “The results were bad, but it gave me the confidence to say, ‘I can do it,’” she said.
North Korea beats China 2-1 in the first game,
must beat its opponent to advance to the semifinals
Now, the national team will clash with North Korea in Xiamen, China at 4:30 pm on the 29th for the right to participate in the Olympics. This is the first match in a month since the quarterfinals of the Asian Games.
South Korea beat Thailand 10-1 in the first match of the group stage on the 26th, and North Korea defeated China 2-1.
Both teams, who each have one win, must defeat their opponents in order to advance to the semifinals as first place in their group. It looks like there will be a lot of nerves between both teams from the start of the game.
Even in the quarterfinals of the Asian Games, North Korean players clapped strongly when giving high-fives to our players before the game.
Kim Hye-ri said, “(North Korean players) hit hard with an intensity that I have never felt before in an international game. “I thought we couldn’t afford to suffer like this, so I gave it my strength, but the further we went, the stronger it became,” she explained the situation at the time.
‘Hat-trick’ against Thailand, Will Cheon Garam
put on a ‘firepower show’ against North Korea?
Although South Korea is inferior to North Korea in its previous record of 1 win, 3 draws, and 16 losses, it plans to knock on North Korea’s goal with Casey Eugene Fair (independent) and Cheon Garam (KSPO), both born in the 2000s, who completed a hat trick in the match against Thailand.
Coach Bell, who is attempting to advance to the Olympics for the first time in history, said on the first day of convocation training, “Our performance in the second half against North Korea (in the Asian Games quarterfinals) was a little disappointing, but we played very well in the first half,” and pledged, “We will find a way to win.”
Although North Korea is ahead in terms of objective power, it is expected that if these fearless rookies put on a ‘firepower show’ again, they will compete on equal footing with North Korea.
Kang Chae-rim (Hyundai Steel), who scored multiple goals in the first match against Thailand, and Lee Geum-min (Brighton) and Moon Mira (Suwon FC), who scored a goal after being substituted in the second half, are also preparing to play.