KUALA LUMPUR: Canada had to bring out their best to beat Poland 4-0 in the Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh Sunday.
Even though the scoreline look like it was an easy match but it took the World No 10 35 minutes to score against No 21 ranked Poland.
Brendon Bissett scored the opener in the 35th minute, and it finally opened up the game and Canada went on to score three more off Devhon Teixera (47th, 59th) and Gordon Johnson (55th).
"We always have difficulties when we play European teams and it was evident today (yesterday) as we needed time to start scoring.
"But we came here with a mission to learn and grow, and that's what we did in this match.
"The rain before our match brought some relief, and so it was much better than our first match (lost 6-3 to South Korea)," said Canada coach Gregg Clark.
After a day's rest Canada meet Asian Games champions Japan.
"We always look at ourselves when preparing for a match, and so, it does not matter who we play, we stick to our game plan," said Clark about the Japan encounter.
Poland coach Karol Sniezek was not happy with the score, but praised his men for their attitude.
"Even though we were playing a team which is way above us, my players still managed to hold them for a long period, and I believe we are slowly improving in this tournament," said Sniezek.