“Jordan is a good team, but we will win the championship.”
Qatar and Jordan will play the final match of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Aldayen, Qatar, at 6 p.m. on Saturday (local time). Qatar advanced to the final after defeating Iran.
Qatar, the defending champion, suffered a crushing failure at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, but showed good performance again at the Asian Cup in its own country. After passing the group stage, the team defeated Palestine and Uzbekistan in succession, and advanced to the final after a great match with Iran.
At the official pre-press conference held at the Doha Main Media Center at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Marquez Lopez said, “I am concerned as I could only take two days off. Jordan is a strong team but will prepare well. I think the key to recovery will be how much I can recover.”
“All the players in our squad are capable. Some players have played a lot, but all the players are playing well in the system, and all of them have capabilities,” he said, dismissing criticism over whether he is using too much of the starting lineup. On criticism over his performance in the match against Iran, he said, “A player is not a machine. We cannot continue to be good together. I don’t think our performance in the match against Iran has deteriorated. We scored a goal and won.”
Regarding the development of Asian soccer, he said, “All the players, including South Korea, Japan, Iran, and Saudi Arabia, will be in better shape at the next tournament. I believe that Asian soccer will develop further and continue to be better than before.”
헤라카지노 The match between Arab teams has become a hot topic of conversation. The coach even called it an “Arab family match,” but Lopez said, “Jordan coach Hussein Amota is a good coach and Jordan is strong. He beat Korea and has a lot of aspirations. It is called an Arab family match, but the winner and the loser are divided. Someone has to win. Qatar will play in the final to win the trophy.”