Korea Republic women’s national team head coach Yoon Deok-yeo was full of praise for his players after a comfortable 13-0 victory over Guam in the EAFF E-1 Football Championship Women’s Round 2 opener.
Goals from eight different players helped the Taeguk Ladies to an easy win against the Masakada, with Jung Seolbin netting four goals and Moon Mira and Lee Min A both scoring braces. The result nearly mirrored that from the two teams’ last meeting, when Korea Republic won 15-0 in qualifying for the 2015 edition of the tournament.
“The players performed very well today,” Yoon said after the match. “They are aware of the importance of their generation, they are very promising for the future of women’s football in Korea.
“We will prepare for the next match [against Hong Kong]. We are familiar with them, but this time around they are the host team, so we’ll have to prepare for that as well.”
Meanwhile, Guam coach Belinda Wilson expressed satisfaction with her players’ performance, despite a staggering final scoreline.
“We were expecting a difficult game. Korea Republic is one of the best teams in Asia. I’m happy with the way we responded, and we were also able to solve some problems,” Wilson said, also seeking to soothe concerns about captain Anjelica Perez’s first-half substitution. “There’s no concussion so we’ll see how she recovers. It won’t affect our preparations for the next match.”
Women’s qualifying for the 2017 final in Japan will resume on Friday with Korea Republic facing Hong Kong and Guam taking on Chinese Taipei.