Canadian women’s football team can win upcoming fifa world cup 2019 at France as star player of the team Janine Beckie believes that team has potential to become champions of the world cup for first time in tournament history. According Beckie’s interview to FIFA, Canada is preparing hard and in right direction to be the no. 1 team of competition.
“We do believe we’ll be the most prepared team at the World Cup and if you saw what our staff do day in, day out, you would have that belief too. We’re excited about France and we want to come home as Number one. Our ambition is to win the world cup and we’re going there with the intention of being Number-1. We have the ability, the structure, the players, the staff – everything you need,” Beckie said in the interview.
Canada is placed in Group-E of 2019 women’s fifa world cup and team will be competing against New Zealand, Netherlands and Cameroon in the first stage games. Janine Beckie predicts Netherlands as the ‘toughest’ opposition in the group matches meanwhile Cameroon and New Zealand games will be challenging one.
“Netherlands are our toughest opponent. They won the Euro and have so many great players – from Lieke Martens to Shanice van de Sanden. Cameroon are a bit of a wildcard and it will be an interesting game for us. And New Zealand is a team that sits right in the middle and has good players. They’ll definitely pose us issues,” 24-year old Canadian forward quoted.
Janine Beckie plays for Manchester City in England and she believes that it is quite challenging to play in two different styles. European style focused on possession meanwhile in states, players are much focused on transitional and athletic game.
“It’s a completely different experience football-wise and I wanted to be in an environment that would challenge me every day ahead of the World Cup. The game in the States is much more transitional and athletic and not based as much on possession (compared to Europe),” she said.
Beckie banks her faith and belief that senior players like Diana Matheson and Christine Sinclair will help team to reach world cup trophy. Both footballers are experienced and have represented country 476 times together.
“Diana has had some injuries the last couple of years which has kept her in and out of camps but she’s a rock on our team and no-one works harder. When there’s someone that has over 200 caps and you haven’t played at a World Cup, you lean on those people.”
Janine wants team Canada ladies to win 2019 world cup and give an excellent farewell trophy to 35-year old captain Christine.
“And with Christine, there are no words to describe the value she brings – our captain and going to no doubt break the world scoring record. She wants to finish her career at No1 and she’s not seen Canada as a real threat to achieve that until now. We want to give her that as a thank you for everything she has done for her country,” Beckie said.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 is scheduled to begin on June 7th as France to play South Korea in opening game at Paris.