In Ashgabat competitions for the Cup of Turkmenistan in futsal among men proceed. In the championship 17 teams take part which represent various regions, ministries, departments, and also higher educational institutions of the country.
The third day of competitions began with the game between futsal players of “Senagatbank” and “Dashoguz” in which a confident victory was gained by representatives of the banking establishment with a score 11:0.
To observe the game of his players the head coach of the national team of Turkmenistan in futsal Robert Grdovich also came. The ORIENT spoke to the Croatian instructor and learnt about the process of preparation of the Turkmen national team for the Championship of Asia 2020, and also its forecasts.
– In the qualifying tournament in October we lost to Iranians with a score 4:0. But it is necessary to consider that fact that the game with strong national teams of the region is that is especially necessary for the Turkmen team during the given period. In the match against Kyrgyz players in which we also suffered defeat, players could not show all potential, – told Grdovich.
Now Turkmen futsal players continue to prepare for the superiority of Asia strenuously. After the end of the Cup of Turkmenistan, the team within three weeks will hold trainings in Ashgabat. Then in the middle of December the national team will go to the international tournament in Croatia where it will play against the national teams of Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Montenegro and San Marino.
– In January-February I also want to organise some companionable matches, – Robert Grdovich told. – The First game is planned with Azerbaijan – one of the best teams in Europe. The Azerbaijan national team also passes qualification in the World championship. At the end of January they play against Russia, Croatia and Slovakia. Also it is a good preparation, both for us, and for them. Other match will be with Thai futsal players in the event that national teams will not appear in one group by results of a toss-up which will take place on December, 6.
As a whole, it is possible to tell that we have collected a team with which we will thoroughly be prepared for the Asian superiority. And I am assured that Turkmen futsal players will give all the best at maximum, – the instructor noted.
By his belief, sportsmen need to play more than companionable matches – even with obviously stronger opponent – for obtaining experience and confidence on the field.
– The main thing – to play emotions, – Grdovich told. – After all sports are emotions, and furthermore, football. I always speak to children: «Take pleasure in each game! ».