Sunday, June 6, 2021 – 10:27 PM
DUBAI, 6th June, 2020 (WAM) — The Dutch coach of our first national team, Van Marwijk, stressed the importance of winning tomorrow’s match against Thailand in the joint Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Nations and other matches so that our team can guarantee qualification to the next stage of the qualifiers.
Marvik said during a press conference held by the Emirates Football Association this evening in the conference hall of Al-Wasl Club, in the presence of the national team player Abdullah Ramadan, that “Al-Abyad” possesses the required confidence in the current stage and will enter tomorrow’s confrontation with greater strength to achieve the best possible result after losing the last match it collected with the competitor. Himself affirming his full respect for the Thailand team.
And he revealed the technical staff’s endeavor to install a special method and strategy for the white game that suits the capabilities of its players, explaining that some details may change during the upcoming matches because such details make the difference, especially since the teams differ from each other and follow different methods.
The coach spoke about the difference between the previous confrontation against Thailand and tomorrow’s match, pointing out that the level of our team has improved a lot from its last confrontation with Thailand.
He noted that our first national team had additions that greatly enhanced the squad, such as Caio and Lima, in addition to the great development in the level of Abdullah Ramadan, who said that he presents a wonderful performance along with many important elements that made the team stronger.
And about the biggest challenges facing the team, Marvik said: “The biggest challenge is the physical aspect, and it is a challenge that all teams face because the matches are consecutive and in a short period, in addition to the hot weather and humidity… and we are fortunate that we have a distinguished team that has worked to improve its fitness strongly during the preparation period Which made him in a better position.”
He stressed that so far he cannot be sure of the team’s qualification to the next stage, explaining that Al-Abyad played a good match against Malaysia and that he was satisfied with his performance during it by 75 percent, pointing to the difficulty of the upcoming confrontations and the need to continue efforts to achieve victory in each confrontation in order to ensure qualification.
For his part, our first national team player, Abdullah Ramadan, stressed the importance of the upcoming match, explaining that it is more important than the previous confrontation against Malaysia, promising to provide everything he owns with the rest of his colleagues to serve Al-Abyad and achieve the desired result.. He stressed that all players understand the importance of the match and the need to obtain its points to enhance Chances of qualifying for the next stage.
Ramadan expressed his happiness with the praise he received from his coach during the press conference and from the fans and the media, stressing that it gives him an additional motivation to continue giving with the team in a high morale and motivates him to do more..
He hopes that he will be as trustworthy as everyone and contribute with the rest of the players in achieving the desired goal.
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