‘Ace’ Ji So-yeon, who scored 2 consecutive matches “Let’s go to the quarterfinals with Japan as the first in the group!”

“Japan, a very strong team… It will be a big test for us”

Ji So-yeon scored with a header in the match against Myanmar

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Choi Song-ah = The women’s national football team, which won the Asian Cup for two consecutive wins in the Asian Football Federation (AFC) 2022, has set their will to advance to the quarterfinals as the first in the group by defeating Japan, the last opponent in the group stage.

National team ‘ace’ So-yeon Ji (Chelsea) said, “It was a difficult game. The Myanmar players fought hard” at a press conference after the group C match between Myanmar and Myanmar held at Siri Sib Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune, India on the 24th. I felt the Asian teams growing rapidly, and I am satisfied with the win.”

In this match, Korea defeated Myanmar 2-0 with consecutive goals from Lee Geum-min (Brighton) and Ji So-yeon, winning the group stage for the second time in a row.

Ji So-yeon led the team to a 3-0 victory with a multi-goal in the first match against Vietnam, and then scored the team’s second goal with a header in the 39th minute of the second half to start scoring for two consecutive games.

Waiting as a substitute that day, he was replaced in the 35th minute of the first half when Korea could not open the goal against Myanmar, a level lower than Korea.

Ji So-yeon said, “It is true that the team did not work out well. All 11 opponents came down and defended, and it was a difficult situation, both physically and mentally.” I tried to do it,” he said.

He said, “I am accumulating 3 points in every match, and now the last match against Japan is left. .

The defending champions Japan, who defeated Myanmar 5-0 in the first leg, will face Vietnam tonight. In terms of objective power, after Korea and Japan have won two consecutive victories, it is highly probable that they will be ranked first in Group C in the final 3rd match on the 27th.

Ji So-yeon said, “Japan is the previous Asian Cup champion, and I think it’s a good team. They’re good rivals with us, so it’s motivating.”

He added, “We came to this tournament not only to qualify for the World Cup, but also to win the championship, against Japan, Australia and China, with the intention of winning.”

Colin Bell, manager of the women's soccer team
Colin Bell, manager of the women’s soccer team

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Coach Colin Bell (England) also expressed his anticipation, saying, “Japan is a very strong team with excellent technology and a lot of ‘world class’ players.

Coach Bell has revealed his ambition to challenge the strongholds of Japan, China and Australia, the existing powerhouses of Asian women’s soccer, even before this tournament.

Regarding the match, “Myanmar was very aggressive and gave us difficulties. It was an unexpected situation,” said coach Bell, who looked back on the game. “he emphasized.

He said, “If we beat Japan, we can get a good position in the quarterfinals.” He said, “It will be an interesting game. I will learn from today’s match and prepare.”

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