Matildas bounce back to thump Chile with FIVE star performance
The Matildas have bounced back from a first up poor showing against Chile with a 5-0 victory in Newcastle on Tuesday evening.
The Australian Women’s Football team went down to the visitors 3-2 in a shock loss on Saturday, but a spectacular second half performance this time round ensured history did not repeat itself.
After going into Half-Time with the score at nil-all, the home side came out with a bang scoring four goals in 17 minutes to take control of the game.
Aussie number nine Caitlin Foord scored a hat-trick, while superstar Sam Kerr made the score sheet along with Emily Gielnik to complete the ousting.
Matildas coach Alen Stajcic said it’s just the start of something special.
“My ambition is to win the World Cup,” Stajcic said.
“I’ve always thought that Australia have had a little bit of an inferiority complex when it comes to Football and that’s always grinded on my mentality a bit.
“The rest of the world has a passion and a fever and an emotion for Football and we sometimes think we weren’t good enough to compete.
“So my ambition has always been to win a World Cup and I think we’re setting the platform now where we’re giving ourselves every opportunity.
“We do know and everyone in our team is well aware there’s a lot of hard work we have to do and a lot of boxes to tick to give ourselves that chance of really being a contender when we get there.”
The Matildas maintained their sixth-placed ranking in the world with Tuesday’s win.
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