The Pakistani Olympic team does not set a high target at ASIAD. Coach Jose Antonio Nogueira also stated: “Our main goal when participating in this tournament is to accumulate experience for young players. However, we will try our best one by one. and could not say in advance what might happen. “
The fact that Jose Antonio Nogueira has been cautious is reasonable. However, for many, this may be a social statement and completely just a “trick” of this strategist.
At this year’s ASIAD, the Pakistani Olympic Games does not have the young talents competing in Europe such as Kamran Ali Iqbal (Grorud Club – Norway), Easah Suliman (Aston Villa – England) and Adnan Mohamed (Helsingor – Denmark).
Attending ASIAD this time, the Pakistani Olympic has 7 players less than 20 years old. Coach Jose Antonio Nogueira also summoned three faces over the age of 23 including goalkeeper Yousuf Butt (born in Canada) and midfielder Saddam Hussain currently playing in Europe, with player Memood Khan currently serving the sentence. KRL FC domestic club.
Currently the Pakistani players are very excited before the match. Winning before the Olympic will obviously be a great motivation and meaningful in the day marking the return of Pakistani football.
They have carefully prepared a 2-week training course in Bahrain with 2 victories, 1 draw and 1 loss against the country’s top clubs. The team’s living expenses were doubled from USD 100 to USD 200 per day.
Olym Pakistan has attended ASIAD 3 times (2002, 2006, 2014), in which they have never passed the group stage. In total of 8 matches in this arena, Pakistan lost 7 and drew 1. They scored 2 goals and conceded 23 times.
According to the South Korean leader, the opening match against the Pakistan Olympic Games is important for the Olympic Games to win tickets. That is why the whole team will join the spirit of a final to win 3 points, creating excitement for the next journey.