Yoon Young-gl and Ryu Ji-soo, who will be in goal for South Korea at the Women’s World Cup 2023 in Australia and New Zealand, share their thoughts ahead of the tournament.
The South Korean women’s soccer team, led by head coach Colleen Bell, is gearing up for the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. After holding a departure ceremony against Haiti (2-1 win) on the 8th, the team departed for the final match on the 10th. Their first game is against Colombia on Aug. 25. They will face Morocco on Aug. 30 and Germany on Aug. 3.
On Wednesday, goalkeeper Yoon Young-gul and Ryu Ji-soo announced their readiness for the tournament through the Korea Football Association (KFA). Yoon, who will be competing in the World Cup for the first time in eight years after the 2015 World Cup in Canada, said, “I went to the World Cup for the first time in 2015, and I was the youngest after (Kim) Jung-mi and (former) Min-kyung, but this time I’m competing as the oldest alongside Jung-mi. I still remember the thrill of reaching the round of 16 at the 2015 World Cup and the memories of the ceremony. I hope to go beyond the round of 16 and reach the quarterfinals, semifinals, and final four at this year’s World Cup and experience that happy ceremony again.”
Goalkeeper Yoon Young-gle said, “The thing I’m most confident about is our defense. Even if we meet a strong team, we can fight back if we are organized and prepared,” she said, adding, “If we communicate with our defenders, we can bring good results 가입머니.”
His personal goal is to keep a clean sheet. “As a goalkeeper, I want to keep a lot of clean sheets. If you don’t concede, you can’t lose. I want to play a game where I don’t lose.”
Ryu Ji-soo, who is preparing for her first World Cup, said, “It still doesn’t feel real that I’m going to the World Cup, which is a dream stage. It won’t be realized until the first game. If I am given the opportunity, I will do my best to showcase my skills.” She expressed her excitement and asked fans to “support women’s soccer a lot.”