Denise O’Sullivan, who may prove to be a crushing blow to the qualifying hopes of the 2023 Irish World Cup, is in great doubt in Tuesday’s second match against Finland in Helsinki.
O’Sullivan appeared to be injuring his elbow to Sweden in the moments of a disciplined 1-0 loss in the deaths before he was taken to hospital.
“I have no idea he’s at the doctor’s now, it looks serious,” said the Irish manager Vera Pauw. “It really worries me because it doesn’t look good, but we have to judge him.”
When asked how Pauw plans without an Irish number one that was brilliant against a Swedish midfield full of Champions League talent, he replied, “I don’t want to think about it.”
Pauw formulated the reaction of the Swedish Manager Peter Gerhardsson half of the dispatch center Louise Quinn center forward – Tony Cascarino would have accepted – “health for Ireland”. In reality, a late and obvious tactic prevented Gerhardsson from falling Nilla Fischer To the defender of Birmingham City.
Ireland forced the world’s second-ranked country into a tactical change as they struggled to break Ireland’s transition to a 5-4-1 system.
“I can only say that it was better than previous times, better performance than against Australia,” said Pauw of the team’s gradual improvement in his watch. “We have risen and we are getting closer and closer. It is such a pity that one moment of organization when we did not unite.
– In the auditorium, I told my assistant, Oops, this will be the goal.
Louise Quinn’s own goal, tamed shot Stina Blackstenius, became a rapid counterattack before Half, when Ireland seemed to settle for the competition.
“You can’t go forward with the left and right winger because you leave the game open.”
“But this performance will take us to the World Cup, this one zero,” Pauw said. “Slovakia and Georgia, no one has put this performance on the field against Sweden.
“The goal is a shame, but I’m so proud of this team.
“Score on Tuesday, for sure,” Pauw added before checking O’Sullivan’s condition.
“Denise is driving herself to the ground for this team and she represents Ireland to the extreme,” said Katie McCabe. “We look to the medical team and only prepare for Tuesdays.
– There is a lot of quality in that Swedish team, the second best in the world, they are really dangerous in large areas, and that is why we settled 5-4-1 to get the bodies out. We did it really well and then we scored their own goal for them. I thought we deserved a draw. In my opinion. But there are also positive things to do. ”