At the tactical training sessions at McLeen Park (Napier, New Zealand) in the past few days, the coaching staff practiced the 5-4-1 strategy very carefully. The New Zealand women’s team is currently ranked 26th in the world and is rated higher than the away team in terms of fitness and stature.
The home team also possesses a very modern style of play, taking advantage of good height to perform attacks from the wings. This opponent is also very strong in direct attack situations. Preparing for the match against the Vietnamese women’s team, coach Jitka Klimkova asked the midfielders and strikers to take long shots. According to the explanation of coach Jitka, the Vietnamese women’s team has a very solid and effective defense system and this was partly shown in the match against the German women’s team.
“We will play with control and use speed to score goals. If we win the Vietnamese women’s team, the New Zealand team will have great motivation before entering the World Cup,” said coach Jitka.
Young overseas Vietnamese in New Zealand come to the training ground to cheer on the cute Vietnamese women’s team
Having a disadvantage in objective conditions such as the cold weather in New Zealand, but the Vietnamese women’s team does not consider it too serious a problem. The Vietnamese girls are very excited because they are about to enter the biggest journey of their careers and the friendly match against New Zealand is worth waiting for.
If nothing changes, this afternoon, the Vietnamese women’s team will start with the following lineup: Goalkeeper Tran Thi Kim Thanh. Midfielder Diem My kicked the lowest. Above is Thu Thuong, Tran Thi Thu. The midline has Thu Thao, Duong Thi Van, and Hoang Thi Loan. Thanh Nha and Bich Thuy are in charge of the two wings. Captain Huynh Nhu was arranged to kick behind Hai Yen. The only female team using the striker is Hai Yen.