Coach Alen Stajcic lauded the optimistic angle the Philippine ladies’s soccer workforce has proven as they enter the ultimate week of preparation earlier than plunging into motion within the Fifa Girls’s World Cup.
“[The team spirit has] been incredible [and I] can’t fault any one of many gamers,” Stajcic mentioned after the Filipinas’ second coaching session in Auckland, New Zealand. “It’s such a good looking group to work with and practice with.”
The Filipinas are eight days faraway from dealing with off with Switzerland to open their Group A marketing campaign Down Beneath, and the build-up is predicted to be extra intense as they hope to place up a very good displaying within the nation’s first World Cup look.
“I feel they’re all actually excited, however to be trustworthy, they’re not likely displaying it in the mean time,” mentioned the Filipinas mentor.
“They’re simply displaying that they’re keen to work laborious and maintain enhancing day-to-day and the tradition across the workforce is incredible and the idea across the workforce simply grows on a regular basis and I hope we are able to carry that into the primary recreation.
“I hope that they’ll actually present that we could be a power and might be aggressive on the earth stage. I’ve nothing however reward for the whole group,” Stajcic added.
A closed-door coaching match in opposition to Sweden scheduled Monday in Wellington will give the workforce an early thought of how they’ll face high-level opponents within the group stage.
“I’m actually trying ahead to the week forward,” mentioned Stajcic. “We’re at all times discovering methods to enhance on the ball and off the ball, techniques, set items, at all times specializing in our mentality.
“We’re at all times fantastic tuning and at all times taking a look at these particulars in enhancing as a person or as a complete group. I feel we’re all simply actually excited to get to the beginning line.”
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