‘Women’s World Cup veteran GK’ Yoon Young-gl “I want to play a lot of clean sheets”
‘Veteran’ goalkeeper Yoon Young-gl (35, BK Hecken) has vowed to perform well at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand 2023.
In an interview with the Korea Football Association on Wednesday, Yoon shared her thoughts on the tournament.
At the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada, Yoon joined the team as the third goalkeeper after Kim Jung-mi (Hyundai Steel) and Jeon Min-kyung (retired), but did not play. She was expected to play in the 2019 World Cup in France, but was ruled out due to a knee injury.
After waiting eight years to play at the World Cup, Yoon is determined to make the final roster for Australia-New Zealand and perform well.
“I went to the World Cup for the first time in 2015, and I was the third goalkeeper under my sisters Jung Mi and Min Kyung, but in 2023, I’m going to the World Cup with Jung Mi as the oldest sister. I remember the thrill of reaching the round of 16 in 2015. I want to make it to the round of 16, the quarterfinals and the semifinals again.”
As for the atmosphere at the base camp, he said, “We’re serious, but we’re also friendly and having fun.”
On her role at the World Cup, she said, “I’m a defensive goalkeeper, so I think my role is to lead the defense. Even if we face a strong team, if the defense is organized and prepared, we can fight well. I don’t worry too much. If we communicate well with the defense, I think we’ll have a good result.”
She also revealed her personal goals. Yoon said, “I want to play a lot of clean sheets. If you don’t score, you don’t lose,” she said.
Goalkeeper Ryu Ji-soo (26, Seoul Metropolitan Government), who is going to the World Cup with Kim Jung-mi and Yoon Young-gul, also expressed his excitement 토토꽁포인트.
He said, “I’m going to the World Cup, a dream stage. It doesn’t feel real yet. It won’t really sink in until we play our first game. I want to perform well if I am given the chance,” she said, adding, “I learn a lot from my goalkeeping sisters in terms of experience and how to cope with the situation.” She asked for a lot of support for women’s soccer.