Imphal, Mar 24 (PTI) Myanmar will square off against the Kyrgyz Republic in their second match of the Tri-Nation International Football Tournament at the Khuman Lampak Stadium here on Saturday.
The tournament sees international football being featured in the football-crazy state for the first time, as India play host to Myanmar and Kyrgyz Republic.
The two outstation teams have already been in Imphal over the past week, where they have been training in preparation for the tournament. Myanmar had faced India in the opening match, which the hosts won 1-0.
Myanmar head coach Michael Feichtenbeiner looked to ease the pressure off from his players’ shoulders, as he chose to focus on performance, rather than results.
“Our target is to improve our performance first, and then to improve as a team. Only then can we reach something in terms of results. Of course, we want to get better results, that’s the main target overall,” said Feichtenbeiner in a release.
Feichtenbeiner showed a lot of respect for the opposition team when asked about the Kyrgyz Republic.
“They have a strong line-up that will come to their advantage tomorrow. The last few matches were not as successful for us, but we want to change that and try our best,” he said.
Source: PTI News