Jamie believes Qatar qualifiers gives good start for youngsters
National team head coach Jamie Day said that the joint qualifiers for FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 has given his young players an excellent experience and a good start because of their future international games.
"I think the performance of the players have already been very good, their attitude have been very fantastic. Regarding young players, it had been a fantastic experience. Not only the two games, but the whole qualifiers gives them an excellent start in in the years ahead for international games," said Jamie before Bangladesh's eighth and last match of Group E against Oman on Monday.
The match will be held at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha at 11 pm. The 184th-ranked Bangladesh are currently in the bottom of the five-team Group E of joint qualifiers with 2 points from two draws as the 80th-ranked Oman are second with 15 points from five wins.
"We know it will be an exceptionally tough game tomorrow (Tuesday). We know they (Oman) are higher ranked than us and are expecting to win, nonetheless it will be a great experience for our players and we want forward to the match tomorrow," said he while asking their preparations against Oman.
The men in red and green started their campaign in joint qualifiers with a desire to earn points which will help them earn a slot in the third round of AFC Asian Cup.
Though they earn one point against Afghanistan from a 1-1 draw, but conceded a fatal 0-2 defeats against India that shattered their dream of Asian Cup qualifiers third round.
"If you don’t take chances and you give time and space to good players, you'll get punished. That's what happened in a few of our games. We were so close in a few matches. I'm disappointed that people have not got even more points but I think we've got some experience for future years," he added.
"I think we've made a whole lot of progres inside our time. If Bangladesh wish to be a solid team in Asia, we need to change the complete structure in our country. We need to train players from the first ages 6,7,8,9, 10. Also we need international programs regularly as we will be the international team," the English coach added.