“If you’re a defender, you’d rather have a clean sheet than a goal.”
Defender Jang Seul-gi was named to the final training list for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand in July. The women’s soccer team, led by head coach Colin Bell, entered the Paju National Soccer Team Training Center (NFC) one after another from the 18th and has been sweating for two weeks.
Seulgi Jang is preparing for the second World Cup in her life. He, who met before training on the morning of the 3rd, said, “I am more happy than nervous and trembling because I can come to the final call.” “The training was difficult, so the players fought more. He likes to eat, but thanks to high-intensity training, he hates eating. It’s that hard,” he laughed.
He is gradually adapting to ‘high-intensity training’. Jang Seul-gi said, “I feel like I have reached 70% of the standard the director wants. The director’s standards are very high. If you are satisfied, you can be complacent, so I always think that I am not enough.”
It may be the last World Cup of the ‘Golden Generation’. Jang Seul-gi said, “This World Cup has had a positive effect on other factors as I improved physically. There are more experienced players than in 2019. I think the performance itself will be different from then.”
Colombia will play their first group stage match. Jang Seul-gi said, “The first game is very important. From the game against Colombia, we need to button up well. I am training while thinking only about the Colombia match, not thinking about Morocco and Germany.”
In the meantime, Belho has played evaluation matches with several countries. He was very helpful in building my international experience. Jang Seul-gi said, “It was an important experience for inexperienced players to face good physical players. I wouldn’t be embarrassed if I faced players like that in the World Cup.”메이저사이트
He vowed to advance. Jang Seul-gi said, “At the first World Cup in 2019, I went with only excitement. If I go to this World Cup, I think there will be half worry, half expectation, and excitement. My goal is to play in every game, but I would rather have a clean sheet than a goal. Not only me, but all the defenders will be of one mind,” he said. “First of all, the goal is to pass the group stage. I will start with small things,” he added.