Nigeria vs Korea: Super Falcons coach reacts to 2-0 win, speaks on France game
Head coach of Nigeria’s women team, Thomas Dennerby, has praised his players for their solid display, in their 2-0 win over South Korea on Wednesday afternoon.
The Super Falcons came into the contest, with hopes of bouncing back from their 3-0 loss to Norway in their first fixture.
Asisat Oshoala’s second-half strike and Kim Doyeon’s own goal gave the African champions their first 2019 Women’s World Cup win.
“Today our discipline was better than against Norway – no mistakes at all.
“If we can be as compact as we were today, don’t let teams overplay us in midfield and find passes through, we know we’ll get opportunities for players like Asisat.
“The players followed our match plan and that’s all you can really ask. Now we go to play France, a really good team. If we can come out with a point everyone would be extremely happy.
“But you can’t just go to defend – you need to know what to do when you win the ball back. And hopefully, we can have a little bit of success,” Dennerby told reporters after the game.
The win means Nigeria are third on the Group A log with three points and will hope to wrap up their group stage outing with a fine result against the hosts, Les Bleus on Monday.