Ipswich Town’s Smith rues lack of New Zealand attack

Ipswich Town defender Tommy Smith was ruing New Zealand’s lack of attacking prowess at the World Cup.

Ipswich Town defender Tommy Smith was ruing New Zealand’s lack of attacking prowess at the World Cup.

The 20-year old All Whites left-back was a vital part of the back four which conceded just two goals in their three Group F matches but said it would have been nice if the team were able to create more down the other end.

“I think we’re a team that showed a lot of defensive quality, but it’s a shame we couldn’t score more goals,” he said.

“We’re a bit sad about missing out on the next round, but of course it’s been positive overall. We had some good chances today (against Paraguay) but we couldn’t put them away. I think the fact that they didn’t attack us more is down to the work we did in defence.”

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