South Korea Women’s National Team striker Kang Chae-rim (25, Incheon Hyundai Steel) has set her sights on scoring the “World Cup goal” as the team looks to reach the quarterfinals for the first time in its history at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand 2023.
“It’s my second World Cup, so I think I’m less nervous than I was four years ago,” Kang said in an interview with the Korea Football Association today (Nov. 14). I am confident.”
With six goals in 25 A-match appearances, the “midfielder” played in all three group stage matches (two starts and one substitute appearance) at the 2019 tournament in France, but failed to find the back of the net.
After waiting four years, Kang is determined to score her first World Cup goal in Australia-New Zealand.
“My speed and ability to score goals is my competitive edge,” Kang said, “and I can’t wait to score a goal at the World Cup. I’m always thinking about scoring goals and performing spectacular serenades.”
With their sights set on the quarterfinals, the women’s team is focused on winning their first group game against Colombia on May 25 to reach the round of 16.
“We’ve been preparing for the first round for a long time. All of our focus is on the game against Colombia,” said Kang. “I hope the fans will support us until the end of the World Cup.”
Also interviewed was forward Son Hwa-yeon (26, Incheon Hyundai Steel), who vowed to win against Colombia. 메이저놀이터
Her determination is even stronger because she was selected for the tournament in France four years ago, but didn’t get a chance to play and was benched.
“I was disappointed that I didn’t get a chance to play four years ago, but I am confident that I will get a chance to play this time,” she said, adding, “I will give it my all on the field.”
“I’m confident that I’ll be able to contribute to the team as I’m considered to be the most physically fit player on the team and have good speed to switch defenses and use the space behind me,” he said.
Son Hwa-yeon, who is most often told to ‘RUN, RUN, RUN’ by head coach Colin Bell, emphasized that “what I do best is to keep running, pressuring and threatening the opponent,” and that she will reward the fans with a good performance.