The Super Falcons preparing for the African Women Championship will need to be wary of Swedish national team as the coach Pia Sundhage has said they will play more attacking football.
Sundhage coached the USA national team to two Olympic medals and second place in the FIFA Women World Cup in four years. She is now ready to help her nation’s team who have missed out of winning a medal at the international scene.
In her first press conference as Swedish coach, Pia sent out a warning to her opponents around the world:
-I can promise you that we will do a lot more attacking than defending, she said.
Sundhage, part of the Sweden team that won their only major honour in winning the first European tournament in 1984, she hopes to put the team at the top spot with the help of the likes of Olympic Lyonnaise Lotta Schelin.
-On the other side of the Atlantic, they talk a lot about Lotta Schelin. The US central defenders speak of her ability to make deep runs, and that's something that I want to put to use, she continued.
Sundhage is still familiarising herself with the talent available in her homeland and she will be picking her squad to face Switzerland on Tuesday.