Kaka: 'We need to improve teamwork, because now we have players from different football clubs'

Kaka: 'We need to improve teamwork, because now we have players from different football clubs'

29 October, 16:09
The Kazakhstani futsal coach, Ricardo Kaka, summed up the team's results in the main round of the 2020 FIFA World Cup qualification.

- Congratulations on reaching the elite round! Three victories in three games of the main round is an excellent result. How difficult was that?

- We are happy with the results. However, the matches were tough. It was particulary difficult in the first game, because we had arrived in Piatra Neamt the day before the match. We had to train early on the match day so that the players were in good shape. Yes, Albania and the Netherlands are not so strong, but it’s hard to play with Romania at home. We failed the first half, but managed to do our best in the second - 4:2.

- What match did you enjoy most?

- I can mention two games. It was a good second match against the Netherlands (5-0) when my team showed a disciplined game and completed setup for the game. And also the final game against Romania, when we failed the first half, but in the second we showed character and pulled out a victory.

- Has the Kazakhstani futsal team developed for the last year?

- Of course, there is progress. Many players who have not played in the national team before are now ready to become leaders. But we need to work hard, to improve teamwork, because now we have players from different football clubs

- Will Leo play for the national team in the future?

- Leo is ready to play for the national team. There was a period when he did not know what he wanted in his career. He refused to play for Kazakhstan, but that was a temporary decision. He called me and asked for a chance to return, we all love him and he will back to the national team.

- What are the plans for the national team in the near future?

- We are waiting for an elite round, which will took place from January 27 to February 2, 2020. Soon we will know our rivals. As I already noted, now the players of the national team of Kazakhstan play for different clubs and we need more time to prepare. The elite round is a different level, there is more responsibility, the opponents will be much stronger. At this stage, for three matches you can win a ticket to the World Cup.

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