Spanish captured Japanese tactics hint at German war…”Cheer to the end for the sake of Yuzu’s beauty”
July 31, 2023 | by bookmeforphotographers.com
In the second game against Morocco (0-1), our players didn’t play badly. Unlike the first game against Colombia (0-2), the offense was dominated by quick, short passes. However, due to the sudden injury of Lim Sun-ju before the game, there was a bit of chaos in the beginning of the game. We made one or two mistakes in defense, which led to the goal. After that, it was our pace. They didn’t have a single attack.
We created a lot of chances and didn’t finish them properly. The good news is that after two losses, we still have chances. In the third and final game, we will face Germany, the strongest team in the world. There is no reason to be scared. Just think back to the 2018 Men’s World Cup in Russia. Back then, South Korea also played Germany in the third round.
Of course, no one thought that South Korea could beat the defending champions and FIFA No. 1. But then a miracle happened, and as we all know, Kim Young-kwon and Son Heung-min scored back-to-back goals to create the ‘Miracle of Kazan’. There’s nothing to say we can’t beat Germany again. In fact, Germany will have their pride in their hands if they lose to Colombia in the second round.
As for how to take down the ‘Goliath’, we can take a cue from the Japan-Spain match. Spain is one of the favorites to win the tournament, along with Germany and the United States. Against the Spaniards, Japan adopted a defensive and counterattacking tactic. The Japanese launched four counterattacks, all of which were successful, en route to a 4-0 victory. It’s a lesson for South Korea, who will have to deal with the objective power of Germany.
The speedy attackers like Choi Yoo-ri, Kang Chae-rim, and Son Hwa-yeon will have to keep digging into the back of the German defense to create chances. The Germans will be more aggressive than usual because they need to win. They will also be impatient if things don’t go their way. Chances may come to us earlier than we expect. It’s important that we finish our chances.
The most important thing is not to give up. Colombia didn’t give up until the last minute of second-half stoppage time in their 1-1 draw with Germany. They scored the game-winning goal just before the end of regulation to beat Germany. Germany will have to be wary of striker Alexandra Pope. She has great delivery, quick feet, and a great personality. On top of that, 꽁머니 she has a terrifying knack for scoring goals in any situation. She needs to be watched closely.
After the Morocco game, many people asked me, “Lee Min-ah, if you had played, would we have beaten Morocco?” The answer is: “The result would have been the same even if I had played.” Soccer is a team sport, not an individual sport. A single player would not have changed the outcome. We have to support the team to the end because there is a “mental support” and “superstar” on the field, Ji So-yeon, who is more influential than any other player. There is a saying: “Form is temporary, but class is eternal.” There is pressure, but Ji So-yeon’s skills will not disappear.