Vietnam Women's Football Team Praised by International Press
On the evening of June 24, the German women's team won 2-1 against Vietnam's team in a friendly match to prepare for the 2023 World Cup. Despite winning, the great performance of the Vietnamese women's team surprises foreign football fans.
The German women's team, the world's No. 2, encountered many difficulties before the counter-attacking defensive play of the Vietnamese women's team, letting to a goal by forward player Thanh Nha in stoppage time.
"Without captain Alex Popp and five Bayern Munich players, Germany's performance was not impressive in the 2-1 victory over Vietnam," Germany's DW newspaper commented after the match.
DW also emphasized that German football starMerle Frohms made two world-class saves in both halves before being defeated by Thanh Nha in one-on-one. It was considered a timely wake-up call that the ranking does not mean the small teams are easy to beat.
For insiders, striker Etonam Nicole Anyomi admitted that the Vietnamese women's team played well, and even warned teammates about the progress of this competant in the 2023 World Cup.
"The match against the Vietnamese women's team shows that it doesn't matter who your opponent is. You have to play with 100% capacity. The Vietnamese women's team is not a big team like England, but you still need to fight every second, have to play bravely and play the ball in a basic way," claimed Anyomi.
Sohu newspaper (China) was also stunned by the great performance of the Vietnamese women's team when went against the German women's team.
In a recent article, Sohu's reporter praised the spirit of the Vietnamese women's team.
"The [Vietnam's team] played bravely against the German women's team, the second-ranked team in the world. Although they lost, they played with the spirit of not giving up," cited the article.
Previously, the Vietnamese women's team also defeated both Frankfurt and Hoffenheim of Germany. A year ago, they were outside the top 40 in the world. The gap between the Vietnamese women's team and the top Asian teams such as Japan, South Korea, North Korea, China, and Australia was still quite big.
However, through this tour in Europe, Sohu commented that the Vietnamese women's team showed clear signs of strong progress. In particular, their defense has improved markedly. The ability of Vietnamese strikers to take advantage of opportunities has also improved significantly.
A year ago, the Vietnamese women's team made an impression when they beat the Korean women's team in a friendly match. It was the first time this team was able to defeat the top 5 strongest teams in Asia (Japan, Korea, Korea, China, and Australia). In the friendly match on June 24, the German women's team played with a lineup of many stars, yet struggled to win.
"Coach Mai Duc Chung's team made history by winning tickets to the World Cup," said in the article.
|The Vietnamese women's team will play their debut match in the 2023 Women's World Cup against the US on July 22. Followed by matches against Portugal (July 27) and the Netherlands (August 1) (Photo: Thethao247.vn)|
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