South Korea’s female national team coach to next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, Yoon Deok-yeo has declared that the most sensitive match for his team will be the second group game against Nigeria, as it could mark their progress or exit in the competition.
Considering that they open the contest against France on June 7, Deok-yeo reckoned that anything could happen when they face the hosts, such that the next fixture versus Nigeria might be very crucial before their last group tie against Norway.
Footballlive.ng can report further that the Korean gaffer is thinking big for all three group matches at France 2019, with a view that his team can hold their own against the hosts, the nine time African champions and the ex-World Cup winners respectively in that order.
Korea’s biggest danger is in attack, where Chelsea ace, Ji So-yun plays in the hunt for goals, alongside Cho So-hyun, from Avaldsnes IL in Norway.
In order to qualify for the last sixteen at France 2019, Deok-yeo disclosed that their plan is to beat Nigeria at Stade des Alpes, Grenoble, then see what they will get out of another tricky game against the Norwegians.
Deok-yeo said: ”The second match against Nigeria will be crucial and we will have to win and then play the decisive match against Norway.
”Norway and Nigeria cannot be ignored. Norway is a strong team that has already won a World Cup, and Nigeria has qualified for its eighth consecutive World Cup finals.”