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Ball - Francisco Neto optimistic: "We are six points away ..." (Women's football)

Ball – Francisco Neto optimistic: “We are six points away …” (Women’s football)

Francisco Neto was satisfied with the victory over Bulgaria (3-0), in the seventh round of Group H of European qualifiers for the 2023 World Cup. The women’s national football coach highlighted the defensive solidity.

There were two different parts, but with some things in common. The commitment of the players, regardless of the results, was shown in the defensive transition, when we lost the ball. This is a sign that they are committed to the game. We recovered more than 90 per cent of the balls in the Bulgarian midfield. We don’t allow any shots.”

After Serbia’s victory, Portugal now has to win their last two matches (one in Belgrade and one against Turkey) to get to at least second place and second place. hem of clearance.

“Serbia’s victory over Germany did not change anything on our path. We learned that from the little incident in Turkey [1-1], it will be like this. When we play, we are at the beginning of the season. We will face teams with a different competitive calendar than ours. Serbia has players in the Scandinavian leagues, the season runs from March to December, but we know our players are doing well. We will have a great ambition to reach very competitive levels. When we went into the last four games, we knew that if we scored nine points, we would go to the play-offs. We are six points away from getting there