Zaccheroni: I was surprised by the habits of the players of the team .. «Evening and energy drinks and breakfast»

Italian coach Alberto Zaccheroni confirmed that he was surprised by some habits of the national team during his tenure as White, before the end of his contract after the Asian Cup UAE 2019. He pointed out that the players were sleeping late, while not getting up early for a meal


Italian coach Alberto Zaccheroni confirmed that he was surprised by some habits of the national team during his tenure as White, before the end of his contract after the Asian Cup UAE 2019. He pointed out that the players were sleeping late, while not getting up early for a meal Breakfast.

Zaccheroni told the Italian newspaper Corriere that he had no difficulty adapting to the very high temperatures in the summer, or the different habits of the players in the national team. "There is a great commitment from the players to perform the prayers, which is positive for me, There were habits I did not interfere with, such as eating energy drinks, or some strange things for me like getting used to sleeping and sleeping late, while the players did not wake up early for breakfast, and I wanted to ask the chef to cook me a bowl of spaghetti!

"I did not focus on these things and considered myself a guest of the team, leaving them to their freedom. In contrast, my focus was not to interfere in my work, which did not happen, there was mutual respect from the Football Association and the players, .

"It is a pity that the team is losing in the semi-finals. We wish to continue our journey and play the final. We have won the title, especially as we have made great efforts in the tournament. Stand behind the team ».

"I see that there is not much difference," he said. "Through my experience in Asia, I find that passion is great for football, and Asian football has evolved a lot. The Asian Cup has seen a lot of Such as Italian Marcello Lippi with China, Swede Sven Goran Eriksson with the Philippines, Argentina's Hector Cooper with Uzbekistan and Argentina's Antonio Pietzi with Saudi Arabia, indicating the interest of the Asian teams in hiring senior coaches to develop the ball in these countries. "I expect that in the coming years we will see an Asian team qualify for the World Cup final. The same thing for the African continent, and more frankly, the most surprising team that surprised me at the Asian Cup is India, which I think has evolved a lot in recent years. Many talents, and in my view is the most attractive and interesting team, especially as it is possible to have a large base of players ». "It is possible to take advantage of the small talent that exists in Asian countries, and to represent them, which may be more beneficial, and I think that the focus on academics and young people is the way," he said. To develop the ball in the UAE and in the continent of Asia in general, and it is easier to take care of players at a young age, and develop them and develop their talents, and benefit from them in the future, being belonging to the state that interested them, and made them reach advanced levels ».

Italian coach:

There is a great commitment from the players to perform the prayers. Players used to sleep late.

I left the players on their freedom and focused on not interfering in my work. There was mutual respect between me and the Football Association and the players.

We wanted to continue our career and play the Asian final and win the title.

There is no big difference between my experiences in the UAE and Japan.

I expect an Asian team in the World Cup final in the coming years.

India's most elected team surprised me in the Asian Cup finals.

REF: https://www.emaratalyoum.com/sports/local/2019-02-11-1.1181248