Sam Kerr hit the nail on the head after the first Chile fixture, when she said that "we can play on the counter, but can we control the game and ball?"

Truth is, we have to choose which style we value more. Our formation relies heavily on our strengths: attacking fullbacks, technically strong wingers and a rapid forward line. All of which value pace among their strongest attributes.

It flows all the way through the team into the backline. Alanna Kennedy (who was sensational today), Clare Polkinghorne and Amy Harrison are all primarily ball players, renowned for their ability to deliver excellent defence-splitting passes.

It works in our favour defensively as well, where we press intelligently in the wide positions and often break up opposing attacks through back-tracking interceptions, allowing us to quickly springboard breaks when the opponent is caught mid-transition.

Against inexperienced opponents, like Chile, it also allows us to retain possession in the centre of the field. We build pressure, the opponent drops back and we can pass it side-to-side as much as we want, in the often beleaguered hope of wearing them down.

But under our current formation, that possession doesn't allow us to create attacking opportunities. We don't have a natural playmaker in a forward position, who holds, circulates and dictates tempo in our attacking third.

Our ability to break forward, but then cut back and still maintain pressure is barely evident. Ellie Carpenter and Steph Catley are obvious weapons, but our system only utilises them effectively when the game is played at a fast pace.

Otherwise, we've bombed all our players forward and now have to send the ball back into our defensive line just to retain possession. Likewise, the brilliant rapid interplay we began to develop in Milcic's first games in charge is also heavily restricted.

We can expect considerably worse against top-drawer opponents. We're easily outplayed in midfield and struggle carrying the ball out of defence if we're under any pressure.

Against a side  with equal technical ability, a well-marshalled defence and a high-pressing game, we couldn't expect anywhere near the same level of control. So this lesson poses a question for Milicic.

You can't have it both ways, so which way do you want it?