Colin Belho ‘2000s Line’ Choo Hyo-Joo-Cheon Garam ‘World Cup? We’ll do it with youthful ambition’ Determination

Choo “Multiplayer” Hyo-Joo (Suwon FC) and Chun “Chunmesh” Garam (Hwacheon KSPO) are determined to raise the profile of Korean women’s soccer.

Colleen Belho, who will compete at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand 2023, arrived in the ‘Land of the Showdown’ on Nov. 11 and began acclimatization and training.

Choo Hyo-joo and Chun Garam spoke to the Korea Football Association (KFA) in Campbelltown, Australia, on Wednesday about their intentions for the World Cup. They are the “youngest line” of the Belho. Chu was born in 2000 and Chun was born in 2002. Together with Bae Ye-bin (Widok University), born in 2004, and Casey Eugene Fair (PDA), born in 2007, they are known as the “Four 2000s”.

Choo Hyo Joo “High-intensity training in Australia… I’ll get the job done”
“It’s my first World Cup, so I want to leave a good memory,” said Chu, who vowed to “play the way Coach Bell wants me to play.”

One of her strengths is her ability to play multiple positions. She can play as a fullback, a defensive midfielder, and a flanker. This is why Bell favors the ‘Chu Hyo-Joo card’. When Haiti’s attack intensified in the exhibition match against South Korea at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on August 8, Bell switched from a three-back to a four-back and moved right fullback Chu Hyo-joo to the center of the field to mark Dumorte exclusively. The effect was immediate. South Korea gained possession, took control, and held on for a 2-1 victory. After the game, Coach Bell said, “We had Choo Hyo-joo mark the opposing ace. It changed the flow of the game,” he said.

“My strength is to accept the coach’s orders and play tough,” said Chu, who is trusted by Bell. “I play a lot with high intensity. He wants us to play more than our opponents, both offensively and defensively. He emphasizes playing a lot with high intensity.”

On the current mood of the team, Chu Hyo-joo said, “We arrived in Australia well and the mood is good. We’re all in a ‘shhhhhh’ mood and it’s the best.”

South Korea, who are in Group H of the FIFA Women’s World Cup New Zealand-Australia 2023, will open their campaign against Colombia on May 25, followed by Morocco on June 30 and Germany on August 3. “The team has prepared a lot,” said Chu Hyo-joo. We can do well, so I hope you will support us from afar. We will do our best 꽁머니지급.”

Chun Garam “Pride and responsibility for the Korean national team… Youthful ambition”
Chun “Chunmesh” Garam broke out at the U-20 World Cup last August. She caught Bell’s eye and was called up to the senior national team for the first time in a friendly against Jamaica in September. She was selected by Hwacheon KSPO as the No. 1 overall pick in the WK League Women’s Rookie Draft last December.

Chun said, “I gained good things from my experience at the Age Group World Cup, which gave me the opportunity to play in the Adult World Cup. I will help the team as much as I can,” he said.

“I will take pride and responsibility in representing Korea and help raise the profile of women’s soccer. I will have no regrets,” she said, adding, “We have prepared well, and I hope you will believe and support us. We can show our youthful enthusiasm.”

Meanwhile, the team is scheduled to face the Netherlands, ranked ninth in the FIFA rankings, in a behind-closed-doors exhibition match on Sept. 16. This will be South Korea’s fourth appearance at the Women’s World Cup, having previously competed in 2003 in the United States, 2015 in Canada and 2019 in France. The round of 16 in Canada in 2015 was the highest-ever finish, while the other two tournaments ended in group stage exits. After nearly four years of “high-intensity” training under the guidance of the women’s national soccer team’s first foreign head coach, the team is looking to advance past the group stage and the round of 16 to reach the quarterfinals for the first time in its history.

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