As I mentioned in my last blog, the defence would be our focus. But already after one minute Australia took the lead with a counter. They kept on playing at the counter and it took a lot of attention to control them. But the individual qualities of our players brought the half time score at 3-1.
In half time I mentioned again our defence but instead of considering the 3-1, we wanted to score more goals and Australia came back to 3-2 and 3 minutes before the end they also scored the equalizer 3-3.
In the time-out I told the players that we would only get 2-3 chances in these last minutes and it was Chang who scored the 4-3 with a beautifull lob.
Second game 20th May:
Our start was much better but then we lost concentration again and Australia scored 2 goals in 3 minutes. It was after a 10 meter kick that we took the lead again with 3-2 at half time.
I changed my blocks and wanted to play without any risk. We controlled more and more the game and scored 4-2 which was also the end score.
Despite the succesfull mission we still have to work on our defence.
Today we are leaving to Dubai/UAE for the AFC Nation Championships. In the preliminary round we play against Kyrgyztan, Turkmenistan and Dubai/AUE. I will keep you posted about the results….