The English coach reminded that it requires at least six weeks to become match fit after some seven-month break but his players have less than 20 days
Bangladesh men’s football team head coach Jamie Day seeks hard and over work from his disciples to cover up the short time frame they have to get fit for the two Nepal friendlies this month.
The English coach reminded that it requires at least six weeks to become match fit after some seven-month break but his players have less than 20 days. He continued, “We don’t have that time, so we have to make the best of the days we have got. We have to work hard as we can. We can overwork to get into the best position we can have in the time frame.”
“It’s not enough time but it’s the time we have to work on. I understand they want to play the games, I understand it’s international window. If you want to get some games there this is the time frame we have to do that.” Day told the reporters after Sunday’s training session at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
Day said that his team will continue working on fitness over next week during a zoom press conference on the same day. “They are not fit yet so that’s we are working on now and work on over next five or six days. We have said to the players that they need to reach a certain level to be available for the games.”
Former Arsenal player and Welling United manager wants to give opportunity to every player in the two friendlies.
When asked about the Bashundhara Kings players, who begun training at the club six weeks earlier than the rest, he replied, “We have to see next 10 days where the other players fitness level go to, if they reach the level that we feel it’s ok to play. Now at the moment as the Kings players are ahead in terms of fitness they are in better position but we are gonna give everyone opportunity to play.”
Bangladesh national team started training on October 24 ahead of the two friendlies against Nepal scheduled to take place during the upcoming FIFA window on November 13 and 17 at the BNS.