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Bangladesh look to finish on a high

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 8th September, 2021 09:59:26 PM
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Bangladesh look to finish on a high

Bangladesh will be looking to finish their Kyrgyzstan tour on a high note when they take on Kyrgyzstan U-23 team in a friendly football match at Dolen Omurzakov Stadium in Bishkek on Thursday.  

The men in red and green had a disappointing run in Kyrgyz tour so far as they lost both their matches of the Three Nations Cup against Palestine and hosts Kyrgyzstan respectively to finish the tournament at the bottom.

Bangladesh conceded a 0-2 defeat against Palestine in the first match before they suffered a 1-4 defeat in their last match against the hosts on Tuesday.

Although Bangladesh national team have lost all their five international matches against Kyrgyzstan, they had the experience of beating their Olympic team by a 1-0 margin during an invitational tournament in Nepal in March.

Head coach Jamie Day might rest his experienced players as the English man believed they were tired after playing two big matches in a short time.

“I think friendly games are to try different ideas. I like the system we played, I felt we had good moments in both games but conceded poor goals from set-pieces,” Bangladesh head coach Jamie Day said.

“We are conceding goals because we are playing against teams ranked 100 and below and they have far better players. Let’s see the situation when we play team ranked at our level that's how we can judge,” he added.

Jamie also didn’t hide his frustration regarding the fixtures of the tour as they are playing three games in five days.

“Players are very tired and few of them are carrying niggles. They can’t play three games in five days. It is not possible,” Jamie said.

The match against Kyrgyzstan U-23 team will be Bangladesh’s last competitive match before the next month’s SAFF Championship, scheduled in Maldives.