The main task facing Uzbekistan team on the eve of the next match of the qualifying round of the World Cup is to win points and to become a leader of the group.
As the head coach of the national team, Samvel Babayan, said, the most important task in tomorrow's game against the Philippines team is to show the best football and to make the result.
"Tomorrow we have to play against a good team, led by a great specialist. We need points like air, so the most important thing tomorrow – is the result, "- Babayan said at the pre-match press conference.
Focusing on condition of the players he said that all the players are ready for tomorrow's game. As for the players playing in the domestic league, they got a good practice in the Champions League in two rounds of the championship, and legionnaires got enough match practice as their season in the midst.
"I think that the head coach of the Philippines disingenuous when he says that they have a little chance in the next game. The team is well trained; they have a lot of good players. They are primed for the result because it is important for them ", - Babayan commented on the words of Thomas Dooley about the chances of his team against Uzbekistan.
Matches of the national team were originally planned at BUN stadium, but the field was not in the right condition. Moreover I will say that the stadium is one of the greatest buildings of our country. God himself ordered the national team to play in this stadium. I should add that it is one of the best stadiums in Asia, the most modern technologies and materials are used here.
"We have prepared for this game very deliberately and carefully. It will be very important and crucial match so there is no any gung-ho sentiments among the players" - Babayan concluded.
The national football team of Uzbekistan will hold the two remaining matches of the second qualifying round of the World Cup at Bunyodkor stadium. Tomorrow the team will play with the Philippines, and on March 29 – with Bahrain.
DPRK national team has 16 points scored after seven games, and they still head "H" group. Uzbekistan national team takes the second place with 15 points with a game in hand. At the same time our team has the best goal difference.