Matildas coach Ante Milicic is demanding improvement while forecasting another rugged challenge against Chile in Tuesday night’s friendly in Adelaide.
Australia banked a 2-1 win against Chile in the first of the two friendlies on Saturday in Sydney.
“We were quite pleased with the performance in Sydney, considering the circumstances, so now we need to build on that,” Milicic said.
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“We respect the opposition, we know it’s a country with a proud footballing history and they will give us a difficult game.
“But at the same time, we always believe in ourselves, we focus on ourselves and we’re confident that we will be able to put in a good performance.”
Milicic wanted improvement over the full 90 minutes in Adelaide after the Matildas controlled play in Sydney but conceded a late goal from a set piece.
“I thought we were in total control, to be honest, andmaybe if we took a few chances early, we could have killed it off,” he said.
“In the end, to concede again from a set piece is disappointing. Then at times, it looks like you’re holding on in the lastfive to 10 minutes – it never should have got to that.
“We need to be better at that.”
The Matildas’ clash with Chile kicks off at 8pm AEDT.
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