14 Oct 2010

Herbert happy with All Whites despite loss to Paraguay

10:57 am on 14 October 2010

The New Zealand football coach Ricki Herbert says he's happy with his side's performance in the two international friendlies against Honduras and Paraguay despite losing 2-0 to the South Americans in Wellington.

The All Whites drew 1-1 with Honduras last Saturday in Albany but failed to convert their chances in the capital and were outgunned by the World Cup quarterfinalists Paraguay.

Herbert's side missed several opportunities in front of goal in both matches but despite their less than clinical finishing the coach was pleased with the All Whites' first two outings since the World Cup in June.

The All Whites are now looking to secure fixtures in the next international friendly window in March next year.