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‘It was deflating, it hurt us a lot’: Matildas star on THAT decision

The lone Australian goalscorer in Australia’s heartbreaking draw against the USA in the Tournament of Nations has given an insight into the mood in the changerooms following the Matilda’s match in Connecticut.

Chloe Lagarzo gave the Australians the dream start in the 22nd minute, getting on the end of a Lisa De Vanna run to put the underdogs 1 up inside half an hour.

Australia were on the brink of a history-making victory before a gut wrenching equalizer came from Lindsay Horan in the 90th minute which left the Australians devastated.

“It was so deflating walking off with a draw. We knew we probably should have won it. We get to make up for it in the next game, but that one really hurt,” Logarzo told Macquarie Sports Radio Melbourne Breakfast.

Asked what the feeling was like when the girls got back to the change rooms was, Logarzo says it was a feeling of disappointment and hurt that took over the room.

“It wasn’t great. It was hard for us to take in the rooms. We knew we had the opportunity and we know referees are just human, but you just wish those sorts of decisions are made correctly. We were really hurting.”

“We will bounce back. We have an opportunity to put our best foot forward against Japan now.”


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