Oman Excited to Play Iran: Pim Verbeek
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Oman coach Pim Verbeek says his players are excited and confident to meet Iran national football team.
Oman will play Team Melli in the last 16 tie of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening.
"Rankings do not matter in a match like this. We will do everything we can to advance to the quarter-finals. My players are excited and confident," said Verbeek, who has guided Oman to its first AFC Asian Cup knockout stage in four attempts.
"These are the kind of games we train for, whether as coaches or players. Iran is a fantastic team and it will be a challenge but as everyone saw, we are a team who fight till the end," said Verbeek.
The Dutchman said he isn't concerned about Iran's defense, which has been a fortress.
"They are very strong in defense but no team is perfect. We have seen some weaknesses and if my players can create chances, I am sure we will score. We have a chance to make more history and there will be total commitment from us," Verbeek concluded.