South Africa lost out to England in today’s bronze medal match, and although disappointed with that result, Potgieter was pleased with how her team tackled the World Cup as a whole.
“I think we’re disappointed in our performance today. The Roses brought their A game against us. But I’m really proud of my team for getting this far – we have really improved since the previous World Cup.
“I think if we played like we played against Australia (in the semi-final, where South Africa lost by two), it would have been a better game. There were great moments in the game, but we needed to be more consistent with them.
“I’m still very proud of the team – sad obviously that we didn’t medal, but we improved our ranking, so I’m very happy about that.”