U17 Women’s World Cup: Thomas Dennerby’s India leave behind the disappointment of the defeat to the USA in the opening game.
U17 women’s WCThomas Dennerby’s India leave behind the disappointment of defeat to USA in their opening match and Thomas Dennerby’s India will now look to earn their first FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup point when they face Morocco in Group A on Friday, October 14, 2022. Follow India UNDER-17 Girls LIVE and watch India vs USA HIGHLIGHTS with InsideSport.IN
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“We have a good chance against Morocco tomorrow. If we can show the right attitude, we can score and get some points. We have to fight it – we have no other option left,” AIFF.com quoted Dennerby as saying Thursday. “We have a team that can definitely handle speed, but soccer isn’t all about running or the number of sprints the girls take. It is also about making the right decisions at the right time. That was the biggest problem we faced against the USA in our early game – the girls have to put their hundred percent on the court,” Dennerby further added.
Morocco lost 1-0 against Brazil in the opening match of Group A and neither India nor Morocco are yet to register a point, India are at the bottom of the table due to a worse goal difference. A win for India would help India stay in contention to qualify for the next round.
“Morocco is a strong team that defends well. They are technically good with their passing game, the accuracy is also impressive,” said the India coach.
“We’ve seen them play against Brazil and it will be a challenge to score against them. But for us it’s either win or out of the tournament. The girls have to play free football and they should take every chance that comes. If they are afraid to hold onto the ball, then they can lose the game immediately,” said the Swedish coach.
Coach feels that the match against Morocco is a perfect opportunity for India to put up a strong performance. “The fans felt that we were not good in our last match. But this time we have a chance to handle the game in a better way and show them that India can definitely play a better brand of football,” he added.
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