Technical Advisor of the Black Princesses, Nora Hauptle has been speaking about the last International friendly in Costa Rica, tactics and first group game against U.S.A. Read for the full transcript:
On friendly win on Friday
We had a good game yesterday against a Division one team in Costa Rica and won 6:0. I think we were dominating a lot in terms of physicality but we need to understand that USA is a higher level so we need to do more.
On defending and transition
I think we did well; we defended well and did lots of pressing in our last training session so this is good. I think we can play in our transition moments in the defense and be a bit more precise and efficient in scoring.
On readiness for first Group game against USA
But in all, we are satisfied and we have a good recovery and prepare for the first group match game which we have to be more precise and tactically discipline on how we want to play the USA, but we are in a good mood and it has been raining a lot but we take it as it is and stay focused.
On analysis and other key areas ahead of opening match
With this last game, we had corrections done in terms of game play and there are still little details we need to shape on, tactic wise. We will have a video analysis session with the team and shift our focus to the USA game. We need to check our moving patterns, how we want to defend our buildup and so our focus has shifted from the last international friendly to our first group game against USA.
The Black Princesses will open their Group D campaign against the United States of America on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at the Estadio Alejandro Morera at 17:00 GMT.