(Lee) Geum-min asked me to pretend to be pretty (laughs), and (Lee) Min-ah said to practice the ceremony.”
The Korean women’s soccer team, led by head coach Colin Bell, won the 2023 FIFA Australia-New Zealand Women’s Soccer World Cup kick-off ceremony and evaluation match against Haiti at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 8th.
Korea was not in a good mood even when they allowed the first goal in the first half. However, Ji So-yeon finished the penalty kick awarded by Cho So-hyun, and afterwards Ji So-yeon’s free-kick pass was decorated with Jang Seul-gi’s wonder goal, winning a precious victory.
Jang Seul-gi’s fantastic mid-range shooting was untouchable even by Theus, who was making great saves throughout the game. Even coach Bell showed a good mood, saying, “I thought I was going to go over the goal, but it was so good when I went in.”
Jang Seul-gi said in the mixed zone after the game, “I made the ceremony a little embarrassing because I scored a goal after a long time (laughs). I will try to put in more in the future so that I can have a good ceremony,” he said. It seemed that (G) Soyeon unnie would give it to her, and it wasn’t a situation that was promised in advance.”
The ceremony after the fantastic goal was cute. Jang Seul-gi seemed very surprised, covered her mouth with her hands, and expressed her joy in a rather awkward way, such as cheering.
Seulgi Jang said, “The expression is the same. “I was genuinely surprised,” he said. “My colleagues said that the ceremony was not good. Geum-min asked me to pretend to be pretty until the end, and Min-ah unnie said to practice the ceremony.”오래된 토토사이트
Jang Seul-gi played 90 matches for the national team. But for him, the match against Haiti was his first match in Sangam. That’s why scoring came as an extraordinary joy.
Jang Seul-gi said, “It felt like the World Cup was finally approaching. He only played for the national team for 10 years, but he first played in Sangam. It will remain as a meaningful moment in my life, and I am just grateful for everything.”
This year’s tournament could be the last World Cup for the ‘golden generation’ such as Ji So-yeon and Cho So-hyun. That’s why the expectations for Korea have reached the maximum. Jang Seul-gi is a player who has to play many roles. The play he showed against Haiti confirmed how sincere he is for the World Cup.
Jang Seul-gi said, “Young players and older sisters are all in harmony. I think that as we competed in a good way, our individual skills improved as well. Personally, I see us as a team that doesn’t break easily. That is why I am worried about this World Cup, but I will go there with anticipation and excitement.”