The Indonesian Futsal National Team will play the second match of Group C AFC Futsal Cup 2022 against Lebanon at Saad Al Abdullah Hall, Friday (30/9/2022) / Photo: AFC
Indonesia currently occupy the bottom position in Group C after suffering a crushing 0-5 defeat against Iran in their opening match. Meanwhile, Lebanon is in second place with one point after holding Taiwan 1-1.
Ahead of the match against Lebanon, Hashemzadeh hopes his team will be able to rise and play their best game in the second match later. He also believes his team can bring home the three points.
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“I hope we will perform much better against Lebanon than we did against Iran. Lebanon are a good team and we have to analyze our game against Iran. We have to prepare our team because Lebanon’s style of play is different,” said Hashemzadeh.
“However, I believe my players can take home the three points.”
Meanwhile, Lebanese head coach Joao Nuno De Almeida believes his players must handle the game situation better. He also claims to have analyzed which areas of the game can be dominated.
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“There are certain aspects of the game that we need to improve,” said De Almeida. “We have to do our homework against Indonesia and analyze which areas of the game we can dominate. We also have to learn how to manage pressure. Against Chinese Taipei, we have to fight hard for the draw and this has to be done too,” concluded Almeida.