Klimkova to check NZ’s functionality after defeats in pre-International Cup friendlies

:New Zealand head trainer Jitka Klimkova will overview the workforce’s functionality and replicate on her choices to raised get ready for the Girls’s International Cup after the workforce misplaced all 3 friendlies this month, she stated on Friday.

New Zealand, who will co-host the International Cup with neighbours Australia from July 20 to Aug. 20, suffered a 5-0 hammering through Portugal closing week prior to shedding 2-0 and 1-0 to Argentina this week.

The defeats prolonged New Zealand’s winless run to 8 video games, with the workforce closing successful in opposition to the Philippines in a pleasant in September 2022. They have got additionally now not scored of their closing 5 video games.

“I truly will overview the whole thing. I will be able to replicate on our choices. I will be able to replicate on what has came about and sit up for the following excursion,” Klimkova informed newshounds.

“Once we have been speaking about what we wish to do right through those 5 months, we wish to now use each day for our preparation. It is not near to the excursions, it isn’t about being at excellent golf equipment and enjoying video games within the golf equipment.

“We need to do a lot more and it is numerous paintings that we wish to upload to what we’ve got carried out prior as a result of as you’ll be able to see, the results did not pass our method.”

Striker Hannah Wilkinson stated their functionality was once now not “excellent sufficient”.

“When you’re at house, it hurts that a lot more as a result of you need to be higher for your house nation and to turn what we will be able to do with soccer on this nation,” Wilkinson stated.

“It is a massive get up name. We need to carry it in such a lot of spaces and I truly hope this has stunned other folks and we push ourselves and be higher.”

New Zealand are in Workforce A on the International Cup with Norway, the Philippines and Switzerland.

The Soccer Ferns have performed on the International Cup 5 occasions, having by no means complex past the gang degree.

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