WATCH: Coach Chris Greenacre’s interview after New Zealand U-19s’ win

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New Zealand U-19s men’s head coach Chris Greenacre has downplayed his side’s 5-0 win against Samoa, saying the result flattered the team’s performance.

“I think we played against a really well-organised, stubborn team,” he told a post-match media briefing at the OFC U-19 Men’s Championship in Samoa.

“They’re well coached and they caused us a lot of problems.

“They were quite aggressive in their press and we had to find solutions to and break that down.”

Greenacre said he thought the New Zealand team was capable of better.

“But that’s me being super critical. I don’t want to take it away from the players.

“I’m delighted with the result.”

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Games played on Tuesday July 9, 2024

Group B

Papua New Guinea 1 (Tonny Sagana 83′)
New Caledonia 2 (Paul Qaeze 45′, Antonie Simane 89′)

New Zealand 5 (Codey Phoenix 14′, 18′, Fergus Gillion 36′, Lewis Partridge 74′, own goal 90′)
Samoa 0


Games to be played on Thursday July 11, 2024

Group A

Vanuatu v Fiji
FFS Football Stadium, Apia, Samoa, 11am (NZT)

Tahiti v Solomon Islands
FFS Football Stadium, Apia, Samoa, 2pm (NZT)

Games to be played on Friday July 12, 2024

Group B

New Zealand v Papua New Guinea
FFS Football Stadium, Apia, Samoa, 11am (NZT)

New Caledonia v Samoa
FFS Football Stadium, Apia, Samoa, 2pm (NZT)

This story was first published on July 10, 2024.

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