Advocaat: We Are Looking Forward To Winning Despite The Difficult Task


Baghdad, The coach of our national team, Dutchman Dick Advocaat, stressed the need to beat the Syrian team tomorrow, Thursday, in the fifth round of Group A matches for the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Advocaat said, in the press conference for the Syria match this evening, Wednesday: The match is difficult for both teams, and this is the first time under my leadership a group of new professional players have been called, and they are (6) players from Sweden, England and Denmark, as we seek to inject new blood into the squad, since the last period was limited to local players, and all we have to do is continue to work and collect points to return to the competition.

He added: Most of the results of the group matches were close to each other, except for our match against Iran, where they outperformed the result of the readiness of their professional players in Europe, and despite the sensitivity of our match against Syria, there are still six matches left in our calculations.

Regarding compensating the absence of the striker (Ayman Hussein), who is absent because he obtained two yellow cards, he explained: There are five attackers, each of whom is able to compensate for the absence, noting the capabilities of the young player (Ali Al Hammadi), who is 19 years old.

Advocaat indicated, during the press conference, that if he dismissal by the Iraqi Football Association, he will not demand his penalty clause because he accepted the task of training Iraq as a kind of personal challenge, and his most important goal is to reach the Qatar World Cup 2022.

For his part, our national football team player, Muhammad Ali Abboud, confirmed that the Syria match, tomorrow, Thursday, within the final Asian qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup 2022, is the most important match for us as it brings us back to the atmosphere of competition. Emphasizing the readiness of his colleagues and their insistence on reconciling the funs, who are waiting for the winning points.


Source: National Iraqi News Agency