Soccer-Gustavsson appears to be like to chill expectations after Matildas down Spain


SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia coach Tony Gustavsson has warned in opposition to the Matildas getting carried away with their kind after they beat Spain 3-2 within the Cup of Nations to increase their successful streak to 6 matches.

Greater than 17,000 followers watched on at Parramatta Stadium on Sunday as targets from Cortnee Vine, Clare Polkinghorne and Caitlin Foord gave Australia a 3-0 halftime lead earlier than Spain hit again with late strikes from Olga Carmona and Alba Redondo.

Dealing with the seventh ranked facet on the planet was the hardest match in a match that was expressly set as much as put together the Matildas for the group stage after they co-host the Girls’s World Cup in July and August.

Gustavsson, although, urged warning.

“We should be humble and never get carried away,” he advised reporters.

“I’ve stated from day one, we’ll be a workforce that scores greater than the opponents. Towards a workforce like Spain, it is freaking tough to maintain them away from the purpose zone as a result of they’re so good on the ball.

“What I am most pleased with as we speak is the workforce effort, it was a workforce on the market tonight.”

Spain thrashed a weakened Australia 7-0 in Huelva final yr and Gustavsson stated the powerful studying course of he intentionally put his squad by within the first couple of years of his tenure was beginning to reap dividends.

“The arrogance goes to rise from this,” he added. “However we’re one loss away from altering this attitude and I simply want to stay to what I imagine in and what we imagine in as a workforce.”

Gustavsson took a part of the blame for the late targets Australia conceded after his substitutions disrupted the excessive press the Matildas had used to defuse the Spanish menace all through the sport.

“I believe it is an vital reminder that we have to play proper by to the tip,” he stated.

“However we won’t let that final purpose cloud the efficiency. They’re beginning to actually nail down the game-management a part of the sport now.”

(Reporting by Nick Mulvenney, enhancing by Shri Navaratnam)