United States head coach Jill Ellis was not getting carried away regardless of her aspect’s record-breaking 13-Zero rout of Thailand on the Ladies’s World Cup.
Alex Morgan scored 5 targets because the world champions notched the largest win within the event correct’s historical past and despatched a message to their rivals within the course of on Tuesday.
Thailand proved exceptionally poor, although, and Ellis acknowledged USWNT nonetheless has work to do the aspect is to retain the title in France.
“We’re going to sit and look at some film. There’s always things you can refine and polish,” Ellis mentioned.
“I’m undecided precisely what our subsequent opponent [Chile] will do however groups sit low and it invitations us on high of them quite a bit.
“It [this win] is the way you need to begin a event. You need to have that [winning] feeling.
“It’s having players feeling good about the game. It is about building momentum, getting that first game under your belt – that feeling – that’s going to be the biggest takeaway for us.”
Ellis mentioned she would don’t have any issues protecting her gamers grounded, both, “because they are on a mission”.
“This is one step in that. They understand that the mission matters most,” she mentioned.
Ellis understandably reserved particular reward for five-goal hero Morgan and mentioned it was “respectful” for her staff to maintain attacking till the ultimate whistle, one thing the USA actually did, scoring six instances from the 74th minute.
“Alex tonight – I thought she was tight and tidy in the box. I thought she pulled the trigger well and again, [produced] some world class finishes,” she added.
“That feeling – it is a self-belief, it is a confidence, it is an power – name it what you need however goalscorers should really feel that. When you’ve a deluge of targets like that, it is a good feeling.
“Each staff that’s right here has been unbelievable to get so far. To be respectful to opponents is to play onerous in opposition to them. It is a event the place purpose differential is a standards.”
USA face Chile on Sunday forward of a much-anticipated Group F fixture in opposition to Sweden.