We are ready to correct our mistakes – Shaw
Jamaican striker Khadija 'Bunny' Shaw didn't quite have her way against Brazil in the Reggae Girlz's opening game at the FIFA Women's World Cup yesterday at the Stade des Alpes.
Shaw did manage three shots on target, but had little impact as the Jamaicans sunk to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the South Americans in their Group C encounter, with her counterpart Cristiane helping herself to a hat-trick in front of almost 18,000 spectators.
However, the powerfully built Jamaican is not allowing yesterday's result to crush her spirit and believes the Girlz can bounce back against Italy on Friday in Reims.
"It's clearly not the result that we wanted but we came out here and did our best," said Shaw.
"We are very confident, we work for each other. We focus on ourselves first and try to correct our mistakes. We will go back and look at the film and see where we went wrong and, hopefully, we can talk about it as a team and put this game behind and focus on the Italians. We have a few players who play in Italy so it's good, we know something about their style," Shaw added.
Cristiane got her goals in the 15th, 50th and 64th minutes to hand the Brazilians their first win in nine games and would have scored even more had it not been for a brilliant performance from Jamaican goalkeeper Sydney Schneider, who made four stunning saves, including a penalty kick stop on Andressa in the 38th minute of play.
"I mean, we weren't as disciplined defensively but you can see that when we are in the counter, we go, so I feel that once we get more disciplined defensively, then we can move forward," added Shaw.
Brazil defender Leticia Santos believes her team need to be more effective in converting their chances but said the Brazilians have a lot of respect for the Jamaicans, while noting that they are now looking forward to their next game against Australia on Thursday.
"We scored three goals but I think we need to be more effective to score more goals. Jamaica is a good team and we respect them a lot. I think the result today was good for us, it gives us more confidence. I think we need to focus on Australia now and not think about other results," she told STAR Sports.