Midfielders to face big challenge in Oman match
DHAKA, June 11, 2021 (BSS)- Midfielder Mohammad Abdullah said the team’s midfield position would face a big challenge ahead of Oman match in absence of some key midfielders in the team.
Bangladesh suffered a massive jolt as the team will miss the service of skipper Jamal Bhuyan, midfielders Biplu Ahmed, Sohel Rana and Masuk Mia Jony in midfield position in Bangladesh’s next match against Oman due to injury and card problem.
“Some of our midfielders will not able to play the next match due to injury and card problem …….. so it will be a challenge and responsibility for the team’s midfielders because if we able to play positive football against Oman, it’ll be a easy for us to get a respectable result,” Abdullah said today.
He said they are now really trying to forget the nightmare India match and fully concentrating for next match. In the training session, the coach is working to solve weaknesses of the team he noticed during the India match.
Abdullah said they would face tough challenge in absence of their key midfielders, but at the same time he also expressed his hope to snatch a respectable result against Oman if they able to give their hundred percent in the match.
The midfielder from Sirajganj said they know about the strength of their rival Oman, who played a good football against Qatar in their last match. The midfielder also expects a fighting match against Oman if his teammates able to play their best football.
Custodian Sahidul Alam Sohel said the whole team are going through a difficult situation as the team’s movement has been confined due to COVID-19 restriction in Doha.
However the Abahani Limited custodian said they are trying to cope up the condition and concentrating for their next match against Oman.
Team’s assistant coach Stuart Watkiss said boys are now busy to prepare for the next match against Oman and it would be a very difficult challenge for them to deal with Oman. He said the team also facing a big blow for taking preparation in absence of some key players.
He however said the team’s preparation is going well ahead of the very, very difficult game and he hoped boys would be ready to take the challenge and give their best effort in the match.
Meanwhile, the Bangladesh national football team completed gym session in the morning. The Jamie Day’s men will go through a full recovery session tomorrow (Saturday).
Bangladesh will play their next match against Oman scheduled to be held on June 15.
Earlier, Bangladesh played 1-1 draw with Afghanistan in their first match of the qualifiers and the green jersey must be looking forward to restore some lost pride in their last match against mighty Oman after losing 0-2 to India in their second match.