Nepal’s Kuwaiti coach Abdullah Al Mutairi did not attend the official press conference before tomorrow’s match. Kiran Shrestha, the assistant coach of the Nepal team, came to the press conference instead of him.
Why didn’t Al Mutairi come? Did he want to play a psychological game with Bangladesh? The reason for not coming to his press conference has been said to be busy in practice. The thing is that before today’s match against Bangladesh, Al Mutairi seems to be busy making a secret strategy. Nepali newspapers are saying the same thing. The Nepal coach did not come to the press conference and played a psychological game with the Bangladesh team. But Bangladesh’s Spanish coach Oscar Brujon pushed the pressure on the Nepal team in yesterday’s press conference. In his words, the Nepali coach is confused about today’s match. He does not know what strategy he will take against Bangladesh in today’s match! There is only one strategy in front of Bangladesh – either die or die.
Brujon also gave a clear explanation of his words, ‘Look, I think in tomorrow’s match (today’s match) Nepal will be in confusion. Even if they draw the match, they will go to the final, if they win, they will go. So there will be a kind of confusion about what their strategy will be – whether the Nepal coach will play the team defensively or aggressively. With that, the strategy of Bangladesh is straightforward. We have to win. Need to score goals. You have to play offensive football from the beginning to win.
Bangladesh last played in the SAF final in 2005. This is the last time Bangladesh lost to Nepal in the SAF Championship. There is no success in football in the country for 16 years. This time, when the opportunity to play in the SAF final in Male has come, the footballers of Bangladesh want to realize it at any cost. But for that, Jamal-Tapu-Yasin will have to play their best game against Nepal.