Jordan national soccer team head coach Hussein Amotta expects a tough test against South Korea.
Jordan will face South Korea at 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday at the Altumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, in their second Group E match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2023.
Jordan, who topped the group with a 4-0 win over Malaysia on Aug. 15, can improve their chances of advancing to the round of 16 early if they beat South Korea in the match.
It’s a tough challenge. Jordan, ranked 87th in the FIFA rankings, is weaker than the 23rd-ranked South Koreans.
With an all-time record of 2 draws and 3 losses, 온라인카지노 they have never won in South Korea. Nevertheless, Jordan was hoping for a miracle.
“It’s against a very strong and experienced team,” Amotta said at the official pre-match press conference at the Main Media Center (MMC) a day before the match. I think it will be a very difficult match. We have to be a one-man team.”
“I hope we can do well. We want to make it to the round of 16,” he said, adding that he expects to win.
He also revealed his plan to stop the powerhouse Koreans. “In defense, it’s not easy to stop them individually. We have to play zone defense. I’m confident against a team like that (with a threatening attack). We have to close the space well. We can stop the Korean players,” he said.
“We will try to counterattack and use our players on the wings to create chances. We want to show a very good performance as a team.”
Just as South Korea will be without starting goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu (Al-Shabab), Jordan has an injury issue with Mahmoud Al-Mardi, 에볼루션 바카라사이트 who scored multiple goals in Game 1.
Al-Mardi was forced out of the game with an injury after scoring multiple goals in the first leg. “It’s a hamstring injury and we have to make the decision to play without him,” Amotta said, adding that he is not at full strength.
Midfielder Nour Al Rawabdeh, who accompanied Amotta to the press conference, said, “It’s a tough game against a strong team,” but added, “It’s an important game to get to the round of 16. We will try to get the three points.”