Coach of the Falconets Peter Dedevbo has explained how is team were able to overcome a very good South Korean side in their second game of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada which they won 2-1.
Speaking after the match, the former Flamengo handler said: “We are happy with the victory. Before the match I explained to my girls the kind of football that Korea plays, the ‘tiki taka’ and that we couldn’t play like that.
“We needed to be fast, and that’s the way we played. After the draw against Mexico I was a little bit disappointed, but it was just the first match.”
He stated further that the win against South Korea will boost the confidence of his players ahead of their game against England on Wednesday.
“When Korea scored I was not worried, because I know the level of fitness of my players, so I was always confident. This win is very important because it will give a lot of confidence to this team.”
After a disappointing 1-1 draw in their opening game against Mexico, the Falconets got their first win of the World Cup thanks to goals from Courtney Dike and Chiwendu Ihezuo, while Kim Soyi scored for South Korea.
The win sees the Falconets top group C with four points, two ahead of Mexico and England who have two each, while Korea are rooted on the bottom with just a point.
They will take on England on Wednesday in their final group game where a draw will be enough to see them through into the quarter-final.