Matildas international striker Caitlin Munoz enjoyed the hit-out against South Korea ‘B’ on Tuesday evening at Deakin Stadium and admitted it was a tough encounter as the 3-1 reverse suggested.
Matildas international striker Caitlin Munoz enjoyed the hit-out against South Korea ‘B- on Tuesday evening at Deakin Stadium and admitted it was a tough encounter as the 3-1 reverse suggested.
“It was a really tough match,” Munoz said afterwards. “We didn-t have our full team on, but the young players did very well, we put on a fair show for the crowd that came out. I think they-d do well against other Westfield W-League opposition, but our physical presence would probably wear them down in the end. They can certainly play though, like many Asian teams, and they played it in and around us a little bit so it was a good match.”
United made a raft of half-time changes bringing on many of their squad players such as Grace Field, alongside ACTAS talent Catherine Brown, Sophie Kochinos, Ellie Raymond and Georgia Yeoman-Dale, players that Munoz believes have the ability to step up to become the next generation of Canberra United talent.
“The youngsters did extremely well,” she continued. “We have played with those players before and I think a fair few of them were nervous and haven-t trained for a couple of weeks so it was a good hit out for them as well, but they are definitely going to be the next Canberra United players so the more we get to play with them, the more games we get like this, the better it-s going to be.”
Despite the 3-1 loss the club still managed to take many positives from the game before the much anticipated top of the table showdown with Brisbane Roar this weekend, a fixture which Munoz insists is one that Unite can win.
We fly up on the day and play which will be tricky. Brisbane is always tough to play against, but we are playing well at the moment and are confident that we can get a result up there. The match with Korea was a lot harder than a training session so should stand us in good stead heading into the Roar game. Any game we get to play where we can work on combinations is going to help us when we play Westfield W-League matches. I-d love to play every midweek!”
Canberra United travel to Perry Park to tackle Brisbane Roar this Saturday, 18th December 2010, with kick off scheduled for 5pm. Live scoring will be available on the Canberra United website.