Coach Alen Stajcic supplied to emphasis on improvements alternatively than savor the Philippines’ emphatic gain around Singapore on Wednesday in the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Women’s Championship.
“I nonetheless believe we have obtained a prolonged way to go to get to exactly where I want to get to,” he said.
The Filipinas went on a goalscoring spree and defeated Singapore, 7-, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium, a end result that put the host country on major of Group A with 6 factors via two games.
Isabella Flanigan’s opener, an possess target, followed by one every from Tahnai Annis and Sarina Bolden in the initial half alongside with Sara Eggesvik, Kaya Hawkinson and Anicka Castañeda acquiring the mark following halftime offered loads of delight for the residence supporters following a gritty 1- win above Australia two evenings before.
Stajcic was amazed with how the targets came, but claimed the efficiency from a person of the perceived lightweights in the group stage won’t cut it after the Filipinas encounter contenders late in the regional championship.
“Although some of the aims were being remarkable and earth-course, the passages of plays and combination of plays are possibly the areas of the game that we have to get the job done on the most,” he mentioned.
The Philippines is favored to emerge victorious in the up coming two games from Malaysia on Friday and Indonesia on Sunday, ahead of facing a tricky Thailand side in the final match of the group stage on July 12.
Thailand is second in the desk with 4 points after battling Australia to a 2-2 attract earlier in the day at the Rizal Memorial pitch. Malaysia moved to 3rd area at two details right after a 1-1 tie in opposition to Indonesia though Australia, Singapore and Indonesia are amount with a position apiece.
The leading two teams in the team advance to the semifinals, and the Filipinas appear to be to be on the correct keep track of after two match days regardless of Stajcic’s observations.
“We confirmed that we’re a very good defensive workforce, but with the ball, I assume we have obtained the most space for enhancement. And tonight, we confirmed some glimpses of that,” stated Stajcic.
Flanigan’s volley nine minutes into the contest launched the Filipinas’ assault on the Lionesses, who hardly set up a challenge the rest of the way.
Singapore conceded an have intention seconds after Flanigan’s opener when defender Ernie Sontaril experimented with to apparent Annis’ cross to no avail. Wearing the captain’s armband, Annis afterwards created it 3- in the 19th moment with a header.
She also established up the fourth intention before halftime, providing a cross that led to a cost-free header by Bolden, who equipped the winner around Australia the previous match.
Eggesvik and Hawkinson registered their 1st-at any time ambitions donning the Philippine shirt in the 46th and 55th minutes right before Castañeda joined the scoring tally in the 68th, rebounding a deflected endeavor by Carleigh Frilles.
Dominating possession, the Philippines had an easier time on the defensive facet which resulted in veteran goalkeeper Inna Palacios, who appeared for the 50th time with the countrywide team, finding a clean up sheet.
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