Strongly rated as superior to the Vietnamese women’s team, but in the match on June 24, the German women’s team had a tough match at Berberer Berg Stadium. The students of coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg soon opened the scoring, but were powerless against the Vietnamese team’s defense for the next 80 minutes. Although doubling the difference near the end of the match, the joy of the host was not complete when Thanh Nha scored to shorten the score in the 90+2 minute. The match ended with a score of 2-1 for Germany, which was beyond the expectations of experts because of the difference in strength between the two teams.
“It’s not the way we want to play. The German women’s team has a lot of work to do. The players have only met 40% of the requirements,” coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg shared.
Striker Nicole Anyomi of the German women’s team also stated that no matter what opponent, the German women’s team must make efforts.
“The match against the Vietnamese women’s team showed that it doesn’t matter who the opponent is. You have to play with 100% capacity. The Vietnamese women’s team is not a big team like England, but you still need to fight every second, must play bravely and compete properly,” Anyomi affirmed. Anyomi has a stronger physique and strength than Vietnamese players, but there are also difficult matches when the visitors’ defenders have played well and covered themselves. The chances of the German women’s team in this match mainly come from hanging the ball or shooting from a distance. The successful combination of smashing the middle of the road of the students of Coach Tecklenburg did not come often.
However, striker Laura Freigang said the match against Vietnam will not affect the confidence of the German women’s team in the 2023 World Cup.
“If you watch this match, you can see that the German women’s team is not in the best shape and this affects the performance. However, we know our strengths. We know we have to. ready to defend. I still believe that the German women’s team belongs to the group of the top teams in the tournament, “said Laura Freigang.
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In the 2023 World Cup, the German women’s team is in the same group with Morocco, Colombia and South Korea. Sheet DW The match against Vietnam is the basis for Tecklenburg’s teachers and students to evaluate more closely the challenges they will face in the upcoming tournament.