2023 WWC: We’ve Faced Australia And Canada And Will Use Our Speed And Strength – Waldrum Warns England

Super Falcons head coach, Randy Waldrum has said his team is not intimidated by the Lionesses of England as both teams battle for a quarter-final slot in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Having progressed out of a very tough group which had Australia, Canada and Ireland, the Super Falcons will be hoping to emerge victorious over the Lionesses of England at the Lang Park in Brisbane on Monday.

Speaking with famous photographer Modo on YouTube, the American tactician revealed that his team aims to advance further than the round of 16 at the ongoing tournament.

“Now we made it out of the group stage, we don’t want our work to be done.”

“We want to continue and I think the match against England is certainly going to be another challenge.”

Waldrum however, acknowledged the fact that the Super Falcons will be up against a very strong England team which are perhaps one of the best in the world.

The Lionesses topped group D after ending the group stage unbeaten, scoring a whooping eight goals in the process.

“We are playing the European champions now, they are champions for a reason – they have quite a good team, we know and we respect that.”

Having gone unbeaten against Canada and co-host Australia, the manager was confident about his players chances against England.

“But I think the players understand that we have played the Olympic gold medallists, played Australia, two top 10 teams in the world and I don’t think they will be intimidated by the moment at all and now, it’s time to go out and perform.”

England destroyed China 6-1 in their last group game to send warning to other opponents at the tournament.

Randy Waldrum believes his team has the speed and power to trouble the European champions.

“The one difference between us and China is that they don’t have our speed and our strength,” noted the American.

“China were organised, but England were too powerful and played around them.

“We will have to use our strengths to neutralise England.”

Monday’s encounter is slated for the Lang Park, Brisbane. Kick-off is 8.30 am Nigerian time.

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