Chief coach Jamie day is ready to take a challenge with 20 man squad team for the upcoming SAFF football tournament. The squad is selected for keeping mind the young and experienced players performance.
Jamal Bhuinya aims to be a champion in the SAFF tournament. He said I think you will see the best of Bangladesh, Inshallah we will be the champion.
He also said in a Trophy opening ceremony event that, I played well in the Asian games, teams fitness still good. I know you are disappointed with the result of the match with Sri Lanka but forget it.
Bangladesh Football Federation president Kazi Salahuddin and the hosts and the Sri Lanka coach and Sri Lankans football team captain were presented on the occasion. For the third time, Bangladesh is hosting the SAFF football tournament. The biggest organized football tournament in South Asia will start on September 4 and end on September 15. Bangladesh will play the first match against Bhutan.
Jamal has said this, in the SAFF football championship trophy unveiling ceremony. On Sunday at Tejgaon Uttara Motors office.
Coach Jamie Day said at a Press Conference that we have quality in the team but it’s true that we’re lagging behind others. In the 7 Nation tournament, the organizer Bangladesh is in charge of fulfilling their expectations at home. The coach has already made a plan for becoming the best team in the South Asian region.
And that’s why he select the experienced and young player for the squad. An experienced player like Mamunul Haq is in the squad. Goalkeeper Shahidul Alam has been criticized but he survived. The young winger Jafar has been dropped, and there are players like Matin Mia.
He also said that in the team of 7 experience footballers I have also included 11 players from the Asian Games squad. I wanted to keep equal opportunities for every footballer. Experience cannot be avoided at this level of the tournament. I believe that the experienced player will help the young players. I know everyone wants to win the title because Bangladesh is hosting the tournament.
Although the head coach has confidence in his players. The countries football analysis are still seeing scoring problems in this team. Last years SAFF tournament coach thinks like this.
Former coach Kamrul Hoque said that the pressure must be on the players as they should become champion. And peoples are expecting more from them.
Former coach Saiful Bari Titu said that scoring ability is throwing us behind. If we can score it will be easy for us to get points. We will not only depend on our Strikers our midfielders can also give us a good result because there are many youngsters who make regular goals.
Some of Bangladesh’s top players are a debutant in this tournament, so they are desperate to reward them.