Al Hanzab: We are confident
Nay Pyi taw, Myanmar: Qatar U-19 National team director Abdullah Al Hanzab on Wednesday sounded confident about his team’s chances on October 10 when Qatar play Korea DPR in their opening match in the 2014 AFC Cup for U-19 teams currently held in Myanmar.
“We want to win in our first game and we have what it takes to do so,” Hanzab said. “We are expecting a positive result from this side, we are well prepared. We are very positive about our chances against North Korea”.
“The players gelled well in the preparation period. winning matches gives any team confidence. We feel the same way,” he added.
“The players continued training after we land Nay Pyi taw. We do not want to lose intensity before this key match. Everyone will be on the training pitch,” he said.
“We have to be positive and play an aggressive game. It will be a different match compared to our previous friendly matches in recent months”.
Qatar werepitted in Group D in the AFC U-19 Championship 2014 where they will face Korea DPR as well as Iraq and Oman.
The 16-nation competition will be staged in the two venues of Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw in October with the top four teams qualifying for the FIFA U-20 World Cup to be played in New Zealand next year.