Round 16 Difficult, but never give up

Although the defeat against Morocco actually failed to advance to the round of 16, the Korean women’s soccer team’s World Cup journey is 메이저사이트 not yet over. With the daunting task of ‘winning by 5 goals against Germany’, it is urgent to get rid of the ‘no score’ tag. Korea lost 0-2 to Colombia, which was considered a watershed, and then lost 0-1 to Morocco, the weakest team. Not a single goal was scored while accumulating three runs.

The Korean women’s soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell (pictured), will face Germany in the third round of the Group H group stage of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand at 7 pm (Korean time) on the 3rd.

The goal of going to the round of 16 has already been broken, but it is not without possibility. A 5-goal victory against Germany will give us a glimmer of hope.

“I don’t want to talk about the performance of the players,” Bell said after losing against Morocco. I want to see the bigger picture.” However, we need to look back and correct the problems we found in the last game so that we can alleviate even a little bit of regret in the match against Germany.

In the second match against Morocco, goal-making was a problem. The ball possession rate was 63%-37%, and the number of shots was 13-8, leading Morocco by a large margin, but only 3 effective shots were not able to make up for the loss. National team goalscorers Park Eun-sun and Lee Geum-min tried to press the goal, but the accuracy was poor. Corner kick and free kick chances were also quite small at 6-3 and 14-11, respectively, but they failed to take advantage of the opportunity.

Declining goal-making ability was a problem that was seen in the first game as well. Against Colombia, Korea did not lose much with a ball possession rate of 42%-58%. On the other hand, only 3 shots were fired. It was regrettable that the flow was cut off due to several missed passes, and that it was weak in a one-on-one situation, so it was not possible to create an attacking chance in front of the goal.

The national team has been training for four years after the group stage defeat of the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France, which was held just before. If you don’t want the ‘high-intensity’ training to fade, you must make the most of your last chance.

Han Jun-hee, commentator at Coupang Play and vice-president of the Korea Football Association, said, “There is little chance of advancing to the round of 16, but we have to score a lot of goals in the match against Germany, whether it kills or kills.” The problem is that the build-up does not work properly while losing. Even if the back space is opened, we have to play soccer to raise the line while maintaining a tight front-to-back distance.”

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