This is considered one of the warm-up matches for both teams to prepare for the 2023 Women’s World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand in July. However, after a hard victory over Vietnam, coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg of the German women’s team (who is ranked 2nd in the world) expressed dissatisfaction with what the students showed in front of coach Mai Duc Chung’s team. rated lower. “It was not the performance we wanted. It was only 40% of what was required. The team didn’t really control the game convincingly. We still have a lot of work to do in the near future. “, coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg said when the German women’s team had one friendly match against Zambia on July 7 before closing the list of 23 players for the Women’s World Cup.
Confronting Vietnam (the 32nd ranked team in the world), coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg did not have 5 key Bayern Munich players, Lina Magull, Sydney Lohmann, Lea Schuller, Carolin Simon and Klara Buhl, while goalkeeper Ann- Chelsea’s Katrin Berger, who also joined the national team late, should sit on the bench. However, the home team is still much appreciated compared to coach Mai Duc Chung’s team. Coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg herself also admitted that the lack of some pillars and the nature of the friendly match was not a reason to explain the unconvincing performance against the Vietnamese women’s team. Because without luck, the German women’s team is unlikely to have this victory.
According to the German press, the selection of the Vietnamese women’s team was approved by the German Football Federation (DFB) because the opponent has a defensive style similar to the Korean women’s team, the team is in the same group H with them at Women’s World Cup 2023.
The German women’s team soon opened the scoring in the 3rd minute, scored by Paulina Krumbiegel. However, at a later time, the home team failed to create a breakthrough to penetrate the tight defense and play with determination of Vietnam. In it, coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg said that attacking players often lack coordination in coordination and inaccurate passes to create scoring opportunities. Even this military leader praised goalkeeper Frohms for his excellent saves to help the home team avoid an equalizer.
The personnel changes in the second half of the German women’s team still did not help their offensive front better. It was not until the 80th minute that the students of coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg had a goal to double the difference, but mistakes in the defense cost them with a goal to shorten the score 1-2 for the Vietnamese women’s team by Cong Nguyen. Thi Thanh Nha. With this struggling victory, coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg emphasized that the German women’s team needs to improve a lot if they want to be evaluated as a bright candidate for the world championships in Australia and New Zealand.