Cho So-Hyun Concerned About Future
Women's World Cup
Women's World Cup Cho So-Hyun
- [Women's World Cup] Cho So-hyun, concerned about the 'future' "The fact that we are the golden generation..."
"A difficult reality in which the number of professional players and infrastructure is decreasing" Calm diagnosis
"Players, they are doing their best... We need to pass on the embers to the next generation"
“I was also curious about why they are still called the 카지노사이트 ‘Golden Generation’.”
Jo So-Hyun, the core midfielder of the women’s national soccer team, expressed her complex feelings about the “Golden Generation” modifier given to the veterans who formed the core of the team.
The Korean national team led by coach Colin Bell has only five members of the 'Century Club', which means participating in more than 100 A-matches (matches between national teams).
In addition, Jang Seul-gi (92 Gyeonggi, Incheon Hyundai Steel) and Lee Geum-min (83 Gyeonggi, Brighton) are also visible in the Century Club.
These players have supported women's soccer in Korea even in a narrow base.
In particular, Cho So-hyun is a jockey of this generation, playing 147 A-matches with Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC), continuing the record for the most appearances in Korean soccer history.
On the 1st, Cho So-hyun met with reporters at the Rydges Campbelltown Hotel in New South Wales, Australia,
The base camp of the national team, and said, “Even during the 2015 and 2019 World Cups, they called us the golden generation.” “I am tired of being called that.”
At the same time, he added, "If there were more young players who could push out the existing players,
We would have been able to compete with each other, but since we couldn't, the coach would have had no choice but to make this choice."
This is an answer to the 'generational shift theory' that is emerging as the 2023 International Football Federation (FIFA) Australia-New Zealand Women's World Cup group stage elimination becomes more likely.
Cho So-hyun explained, "It would be nice if existing players and new faces could compete and develop each other, but it would be difficult to find better players than now."
“Even elementary school teams are disappearing.
Existing players are struggling because the conditions for discovering new players are not good,” he said. It is 1,510. This is
a decrease of more than 200 from 2014 (1,765).
The scale of 'young girl professional players' is in a clear downward trend.
It was 1,341 in 2014 and fell to 916 in 2020, and after that It has risen slightly and is barely maintaining the 1,000 mark.
Players such as captain Kim Hye-ri (Incheon Hyundai Steel) and Lee Geum-min wanted to be a 'catalyst' to break this situation by achieving results in this tournament.
Cho So-hyun was more pessimistic than them.
Cho So-hyun said, “When I reached the final 16 of the 2015 World Cup, I think the number of professional players was about 1,700, but it has decreased further.” “This is reality.
I don't know if the situation will be different even if I get results this time."
Rather, I saw that propaganda in the World Cup was more like a 'work to preserve the fire' rather than a catalyst. "The fire still remains.
It's our job to pass this on to the next generation."
In this regard, the match against Germany to be held at the Brisbane Stadium on the 3rd is especially important to Cho So-hyun.
The national team, which was the first team to lose two games in Group H, can look to the round of 16 only if they win by more than five goals against Germany.
In addition, Colombia must defeat Morocco to advance to the round of 16.
In a situation where she had to make a five-goal gap against Germany, second in the FIFA rankings, Cho took a cool approach.
Cho So-hyun said, “I don’t think it will be easy for anyone to see.
Still, he saw the game against Germany as the last opportunity for players of the same generation to 'show off' their skills.
Cho So-hyun said, "If we can't show anything in this game, it's a big problem.
At least we have to show a good image so that we can leave at least hope (for the next generation)."
Cho So-hyun, whose contract with Tottenham (England) expired at the end of the 2022-2023 season, is undecided.
“I will focus on the World Cup for now,” said Cho So-hyun, who said she had no intention of returning to Korea yet.
Cho So-hyun said, "I want to stay abroad a little longer.
I don't know if I will be selected for the national team more