Qatar national team coach Felix Sanchez wants to make all his team’s fans proud on Tuesday during the match against the Dutch national team at the World Cup in Qatar. “We will try to resist,” said the Spaniard. “But let’s enjoy it too. It’s a great honor to be here. I hope we can finish a little World Cup with dignity.”
The Asian champions had already been knocked out of the World Cup in their country after defeats by Ecuador (2-0) and Senegal (3-1). Sanchez already held his international matches in the summer, but half a year of preparation did not lead to the desired result. Other Asian teams have overshadowed Qatar at the World Cup finals in their own country. For example, Saudi Arabia faltered by defeating Argentina and surprised Japan against Germany (twice 2-1).
“But it’s not surprising that we were eliminated,” said Sanchez. “We are a small country and our Football Association has a total of 6,000 members. Senegal is the champion in Africa and Ecuador is the No. 4 in South America. Now we have to play against Holland, the No. 3 in the 2014 World Cup. This is a new level for us, but I think we are improving.” every day “.
The Dutch national team needs a draw at home to secure a place in the eighth finals. Perhaps a big win will be enough to win the group. National team coach Louis van Gaal is still looking for his best team after the matches with Senegal (2-0) and Ecuador (1-1). “But they have a lot of good players,” said Sanchez, who worked as a youth coach at FC Barcelona when Van Gaal was coach there. “I never got to know him. But he is a good coach. I have a lot of respect for him,” said the Qatar coach.
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