Reporter Park Dae-ro = Ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in July, head coach Colin Bell of the Korean women’s national soccer team emphasized tactical flexibility and expressed his determination to participate in the tournament. It is read as a will not to repeat the men’s national team’s 2022 World Cup Qatar defeat against Brazil in the round of 16.
Coach Bell said at the New Year’s press conference held at the Seoul Sinmunro Soccer Hall on the 26th, ‘What is the play you want to play? Also, I was asked if there is any motivation from the same foreign coach, Paulo Bento, former men’s soccer team coach.
Then, director Bell emphasized ‘flexibility’.
Coach Bell said, “In order to win a game, you have to consider many things. You have to consider the players available for the game and know how to change according to the game situation.”
“Even if we are a team that wants forward pressure, it may not work well when we enter the stadium. Even so, it is not logical to keep the defensive line high in order to stick to forward pressure,” he said. “A little more flexibility is applied. It should be,” he said.
In addition, he emphasized, “If we talk about the conclusion, we need active operation while having our philosophy and iron rules,” and “what we have to do is to have flexibility.”
During the Qatar World Cup, Bentuho was well-received for his active forward pressure.
In other words, coach Bell announced that after breaking through the group stage of the Women’s World Cup, he would fight in a different way from Bentoho in the tournament.
Through this, he announced that he would make it difficult for the opponent to predict Korea’s play. This is also read as an indication that Bentuho’s tactics were seen by the Brazilian coaching staff ahead of the round of 16. 메이저놀이터
Coach Bell said, “We need to organize ourselves, play fast and aggressively, and be flexible. We want to make it difficult for our opponents to predict our play. We want to make it difficult for our opponents in every game.”
Attention is focusing on what kind of game style Coach Bell will show at the Women’s World Cup in July.
The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand will be held from July 20 to August 20. Korea is in Group H along with Germany, Morocco and Colombia. Korea will play its first match against Colombia on July 25, followed by Morocco (July 30) and Germany (August 3) in the group stage.