U17 : Amajimbos ready for Korea DPR
South Africa under 17, Amajimbos looking forward to the second game against Korea DPR
Amajimbos got a shock in their opening game when they lost to Costa Rica 2-1. Costa Rica came into the game with guns buzzing and started the game at high tempo and caught Amajimbos when they were nervous.
Both Korea DPR and Amajimbos lost their opening games and this is a must win match if any of have ambitions of proceeding to the second round of the tournament.
Amajimbos Coach Molefi Ntseki indicated that the team has over came their defeat against Costa Rica.
The coach indicated that they have done the preparation and are ready for the game.
Amajimbos are looking to collect their first points in this tournament and also looking beyond the group stages. Although Amajimbos created a lot of chance against Costa Rica it was bad finishing that let them down.
Against a tactically disciplined team like Korea DPR who play well as a team and have great individuals player, Amajimbos have to be on high alert and be clinical in front of goals.
The coach reflected on their performance against Costa Rica an said :
” We are fully aware we didn’t start well in the first half”
” We gave away position too many times in the first half and it cost us the match ”
” in the second half we had a wake up from the way we performed in the first 20 minutes ” he continued
Being their debut game at this stage of the Under 17 level the coach indicated that nerves got the better of them in their first game
” The reason why we came out to be nervous , we become complacent a way thinking that will do well against Costa Rica but got a surprise ”
About the game against Korea DPR the coach indicated that they have over came their shock lose to Costa Rica, as well as identified their mistakes that cost them the game. The coach stressed that they need maximum points for them to make it out of the group stages said
” Its a very difficult match tomorrow because we are at zero points with two goals conceded ”
” The way we look at its like the two teams will be playing their first games as both are at zero points ”
” Having over came the first hurdle of that first game the nerves are not settled ”
The coach indicated that they have addressed various aspects of the game which were their downfall
“We addressed keeping position, movement and finishing ” he concluded