As you know, from October 27 to November 2 of this year, matches of the qualifying stage of the Asian Cup U-23 are held in our country, in which teams from group “D” will take part.
An official press conference was held today in the conference hall of the Pakhtakor Stadium with the participation of team coaches and players before the qualifying matches. The head coach of the youth national team of Uzbekistan Timur Kapadze expressed his opinion.
"This stage will be preparatory for us. It was especially convenient for us that the competitions would be held in Uzbekistan. I think the games we have ahead of us will help us determine our position, our level for ourselves by providing international experience.
The fact that the Nasaf club reached the final did not have any impact on us. True, Huseyn Norchaev was not involved in this team, but this gives other players an opportunity to prove themselves. In general, everyone gets experience from such competitions.
Participating in the competition with a young team is not a big problem, because I think we have set ourselves big goals and are acting correctly on their way. We have a lot of choice, we have a lot of talented young people. I believe that our 23 players will prove themselves in these 3 games.
I also wish good luck to all the teams," Kapadze said.
Recall that in addition to Uzbekistan, the group included the national teams of Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh