The Dutch go into the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final as massive underdogs, as the United States wants to win back-to-back titles.
The 2019 edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup is ready to close with a bang, as the United States and the Netherlands are taking the Final stage.
And the favorites to win are the Americans, who won the last edition in 2015 in Canada.
But for the Dutch, this is a good time to surprise them and show the worlds that underdogs are still candidates for the trophy.
“We want to surprise the United States,” head coach Sarina Wiegman told reporters according to Sky Sports.
“They have a very strong team, loads of qualities and skills but they have struggled as well.”
“They’ve had some luck as well which is needed when you want to get to the finals during a World Cup,” she said.
“We’ll have a hard time but we will definitely have opportunities to get to them and to make that goal.”
She explained: “We always prepare in the same way. We always prepare for the next match. We have our own playing style and then we have the opponent.”
“We have to be aware of the strength and weaknesses of the opponent and that’s how we play the game.”
“The expectations are different now. They are the favorite and we are the underdog and we are fine with that,” she concluded.
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