As her team strives to win a third World Cup, Germany’s head coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg said on Sunday that women’s football has never been played in a more competitive environment.
The German national team is one of the favorites to win in Australia and New Zealand. They have an impressive history, since they have previously triumphed in this competition in 2003 and 2007.
However, they were eliminated in the quarterfinals four years ago, and Voss-Tecklenburg is apprehensive since the popularity of women’s football has reached an all-time high, particularly in Europe.
“All the games are tight, women’s football teams have come ever closer,” the coach stated on the eve of Germany’s World Cup opener against Morocco, which will take place on Monday in Melbourne. Morocco is making their first appearance in the tournament.
“Every single nation that is participating in this year’s World Cup is not only ecstatic to be here, but they also unquestionably have the ability to compete here and provide challenges.
“The game against Morocco will play out exactly the same way for us tomorrow.”
However, Voss-Tecklenburg, a celebrated former international player who has been in charge since 2019, said she welcomed the challenge and that it was good for women’s football. Voss-Tecklenburg has been in charge since 2019.
“We see this around the world, everybody keeps developing,” she continued to say.
“Women’s football is getting ever tighter in terms of athleticism, but it is also growing as a sport, and we are proud that this is happening.”
“That is what we do for a living, and we are passionate about doing it. We are also up for the challenge.”
“When I was playing twenty years ago, it wasn’t nearly as competitive as it is now.”
The United States of America is attempting to win a historic third consecutive World Cup title, but they will be up against stiff competition from a number of teams from Europe, including Germany.
Group H has Germany, South Korea, and Colombia in addition to Morocco, who is making history as the first Arab country to compete in a Women’s World Cup.
There are a number of injury worries for Germany ahead of their match against Morocco. Key players Marina Hegering and Lena Oberdorf are both uncertain about playing.