May 24, 2024


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After spectacular win, Stajcic looks for more improvement

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Filipinas women’s soccer staff in the AFF Women’s Championship. –PILIPINASWNFT

Mentor Alen Stajcic available to concentration on enhancements rather than savor the Philippines’ emphatic gain around Singapore on Wednesday in the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Women’s Championship.

“I nonetheless believe we’ve got a very long way to go to get to the place I want to get to,” he explained.

The Filipinas went on a goalscoring spree and defeated Singapore, 7-, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium, a final result that set the host country on leading of Group A with 6 factors via two online games.

Isabella Flanigan’s opener, an possess intention, adopted by one particular each and every from Tahnai Annis and Sarina Bolden in the to start with half together with Sara Eggesvik, Kaya Hawkinson and Anicka Castañeda acquiring the mark just after halftime furnished plenty of delight for the household supporters pursuing a gritty 1- win in excess of Australia two evenings before.

Stajcic was impressed with how the plans came, but mentioned the performance from 1 of the perceived lightweights in the group phase won’t lower it the moment the Filipinas encounter contenders late in the regional championship.

“Although some of the ambitions ended up large and world-class, the passages of plays and mix of plays are probably the regions of the video game that we have to get the job done on the most,” he reported.

The Philippines is favored to emerge victorious in the up coming two online games versus Malaysia on Friday and Indonesia on Sunday, in advance of experiencing a difficult Thailand side in the last match of the team phase on July 12.

Thailand is next in the table with 4 factors right after battling Australia to a 2-2 attract earlier in the day at the Rizal Memorial pitch. Malaysia moved to 3rd area at two points soon after a 1-1 tie in opposition to Indonesia whilst Australia, Singapore and Indonesia are level with a issue apiece.

The best two teams in the team advance to the semifinals, and the Filipinas seem to be on the appropriate keep track of right after two match days inspite of Stajcic’s observations.

“We showed that we’re a excellent defensive staff, but with the ball, I believe we have acquired the most room for enhancement. And tonight, we showed some glimpses of that,” mentioned Stajcic.

Flanigan’s volley nine minutes into the contest introduced the Filipinas’ assault on the Lionesses, who rarely place up a challenge the relaxation of the way.

Singapore conceded an individual aim seconds right after Flanigan’s opener when defender Ernie Sontaril attempted to distinct Annis’ cross to no avail. Sporting the captain’s armband, Annis afterwards created it 3- in the 19th minute with a header.

She also set up the fourth purpose before halftime, offering a cross that led to a totally free header by Bolden, who equipped the winner in excess of Australia the past match.

Eggesvik and Hawkinson registered their 1st-ever targets carrying the Philippine shirt in the 46th and 55th minutes before Castañeda joined the scoring tally in the 68th, rebounding a deflected endeavor by Carleigh Frilles.

Dominating possession, the Philippines had an less difficult time on the defensive facet which resulted in veteran goalkeeper Inna Palacios, who appeared for the 50th time with the national team, getting a clean sheet.

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