Playing with 10 men after the 22nd minute, PNG took a 1-0 lead at the break, but conceded three goals in the second half.
“It was a deserved win. They had more chances than we had.
“On the other hand, I have to praise my players for a strong physical performance being down to 10 men for I think 70-75 minutes. I think they fought the best they could,” said Serritslev.
Serritslev said PNG felt the hard pressure from Tahiti towards the back end of the game.