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Women’s soccer coach Bell “Massive conceding is due to lack of physical strength… Need to improve perfection”

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“The goalless score in the first game is encouraging… We have to move forward with a high-level team goal like the United States”

Colin Bell, coach of the women’s soccer team

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Choi Song-ah = Coach Colin Bell (60, England) of the Korean women’s national team, who finished a friendly match against the United States, which ranked No. Emphasis was placed on ‘physical strength’.

After a friendly match against the United States at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA on the 27th (Korea time), coach Bell told the Korea Football Association, “The first game on the 22nd was good, but the second game was different.” pointed out

South Korea’s women’s national team lost 0-6 in a friendly match against the United States that day.

On the 22nd, the first of two friendly matches against the United States, they played well in a 0-0 draw, but in the second match, they realized the power of the world’s strongest team, the United States.

Bell said, “In the first game, the United States lost 22 consecutive home wins, and it was also encouraging that the United States scored no goals while scoring. did.

Regarding the second game of the day, he said, “We had good performances before the second half conceded, but the third goal came out badly, and the United States dug into our mistakes.”

Korea conceded two goals in the first half and allowed one goal to Alex Morgan in the 24th minute of the second half, and then conceded three goals in the 40th minute of the second half.

In this regard, Bell said, “There was not enough time to recover after playing an intense match in the first leg. Also, the overall team was insufficient to face a world-class strong team composed of fast and physically strong players.”

Hyo-joo Choo fights with American Emily Fox for a ball
Hyo-joo Choo fights with American Emily Fox for a ball

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“Even if we wanted to change players in the first and second rounds, there were limitations because there was a noticeable difference in physical strength between the players,” said Bell. We have to physically lift them,” he said.

After the third conceded goal, he emphasized repeatedly that the team “weaked stamina, lost concentration, and made more mistakes.”

Bell used most of the starting members for the first round of the day, and instead of midfielder Park Ye-eun (Gyeongju Hansu-won), defender Kim Hye-ri (Hyundai Steel) was selected as the starting keeper, and goalkeeper Kim Jung-mi (Hyundai Steel) was chosen instead of Yoon Young-geol (Hansu-won).

In this regard, he explained, “In the case of goalkeepers, we wanted to create an opportunity for two players to compete by playing one game at a time, and Hyeri Kim’s input was to send out experienced players to stabilize the defensive line.”

The national team, which has completed two consecutive matches against the United States, will convene next month to continue preparations for the Asian Football Federation (AFC) Asian Cup in January next year.

“I don’t think our players lack tactical understanding or skill,” Bell said.

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