AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023: Syria's Coach Confirms Team's Ability to Win over India

2024-01-22 | Since 1 Month

Hector Cuper

Doha, 22 January 2024- The coach of the Syrian national football team, Argentine Hector Cuper, affirmed his great confidence in his team's ability to win over the Indian team in their match, Tuesday, at Al Bayt Stadium in the final round of Group A of the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023.

He revealed during a pre-match press conference that Tuesday's encounter is extremely critical for the Syrian team, which showed a good level during the two previous games and seeks to continue with such performance to reach the round of 16 for the first time after six previous participations in the tournament.

The coach added that the team is currently playing well and does not think of change just for the sake of it, because the whole group of players needs more harmony as the factor of stability is vital.

On the other hand, Cuper stated that the Indian team play with intensity and high pressure, and cannot be underestimated. Both teams will strive to win the match to reach the next round, so the players must focus throughout the match.

He pointed out to the fact that everyone in the Syrian team is aware of the importance of the match and tries to deal with the current pressure in a positive and optimistic way.

The coach concluded his remarks by explaining that they are focused on the next encounter and will introduce some tactical changes to their game play in order to put the smile on the faces of Syrians.

As for Syrian national team player Fahd Al Youssef, he conceded that facing India will be far from easy, noting that optimism dominates the atmosphere of the team.

He emphasized the readiness of the whole team as they know how important the next match is and are positive that they have a good chance of winning and advancing to the next round.


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