Super Falcons head coach Thomas Dennerby is expecting a tough encounter against South Korea in Wednesday’s Group A clash at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, reports Completesports.com.
The African champions fell to a 3-0 defeat against Norway in their first game last Saturday at the Stade Auguite Delaune, Reims.
South Korea on the other hand were thrashed 4-0 by hosts France in the competition’s opening game.
While reflecting on the team’s unfortunate loss in Reims, the 59-year-old coach, who is upbeat about a Round of 16 place, insists beating the South Koreans remain their top priority for now.
“First of all, we have to focus on winning our next game against South Korea because if we don’t have three points, then we are totally out,” Dennerby told a news conference on Tuesday.
“So, we want to win this game and I know it is the same situation as South Korea. Definitely, it’s going to be a battle.
“I’m still confident that if we can bring our good performances against Norway to this game, we have a really good chance.
“We know that South Korea is a skilful team with very good passing play and quick players with good buildup play.
“We definitely respect them and will to come the game with a lot of humility. I feel if we use our best strength, power and speed that we really have a good chance.”
Wednesday encounter at the Stade des Alpes, Grenoble will kick-off at 2pm Nigerian time.
By Adeboye Amosu