He will have plenty of time to get to know the players and pick the squad himself
Athletes: Pinto is the biggest beneficiary of the postponement of the World Cup qualifiers
Coach Pinto directs the national team players to his last camp in Al Ain. From the source
Athletes have confirmed that the new coach of the Colombian national football team, Jorge Luis Pinto, is the biggest beneficiary of the AFC's sudden decision to postpone the joint qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, which were scheduled in October and November until the next year 2021, and that the benefit will be great if The establishment of the Arab Gulf League as scheduled next September, given that the coach will have ample time to develop a suitable program to equip the team without any pressure, to get acquainted with the players and choose the list himself and to know the nature of the league and the Emirati football in general, besides that he will have a greater opportunity to know his competitors in the group The seventh, considering that the postponement saved the coach from great embarrassment, as well as the Football Association and the Professional League and clubs, especially participation in the AFC Champions League, given that priority has now shifted from the national team to the clubs participating in the Champions League.
They told "Emirates Today": "The most prominent requirements of the national team in the next stage are to set up more than one scenario for the Football Association's National Teams Committee regarding what should be done in the event that the team qualifies for the World Cup or not, and to lay down a new map to prepare the white and discuss how to benefit from the presence of Coach Pinto so as not to sit for a long time without work, as happened with former coach Jovanovic, and for the coach to follow up more of the league, rediscover the players and choose the list himself instead of relying on his assistants.
The national team is currently setting up a training camp in Serbia, after it had previously set up two internal camps in Al Ain.
A former FIFA board member and technical analyst, Muhammad Matar Ghorab, said that postponing the qualifiers saved the coach of the national team, as well as the Football Association, the Professional League and the clubs, especially those participating in the AFC Champions League, since the national priority shifted from the national team to these clubs and how they were prepared and prepared for the remaining rounds of The qualifiers, considering that the postponement gives Bento plenty of time to follow the league and get to know the players on nature.
Muhammad Matar Ghorab stressed the importance of being clear in front of the Football Association and the National Teams Committee regarding the status of the future of the national team, and is it specific to the team passing through the qualifiers only, or does the Football Association want a team for the future? Pointing out that there are many things that will differ if the federation wants a team for the future, most notably the average age of the players, so that the highest percentage of the team's players are Olympic team players with a group of experienced players. Ghorb pointed out that the pressure in the club is less than the national team, because the foreign players present in the clubs will relieve the pressure on the national players.
The former coach of Sharjah's reserve team, Abdul Majeed Al-Nimr, considered that it was expected to postpone the World Cup qualifiers due to the current health conditions that the world is going through, considering that the postponement is in the interest of coach Pinto in the event that the UAE League is held at his time in September, since he will have sufficient opportunity. In identifying the players and choosing the list of players himself instead of choosing it through his assistants, as happened in the last list, stressing that the Serbia camp was also an opportunity for the coach to get to know the players closely, especially that there are players who recently returned from injuries, and that the start of the competition is an opportunity for them to enter the atmosphere of competition Again and regain their technical levels by playing 90 minutes. Al-Nimr added: "Postponement is a golden opportunity for the coach to get to know the players on the ground by following up on matches and club exercises, by setting up a program in which he distributes roles to his assistants."
In turn, a member of the former Football Association Board of Directors, Dr. Salim Al Shamsi, stressed that there is no excuse for the teams committee or the coach with a lack of time, since the postponement of the qualifiers gave the coach and the Football Association sufficient opportunity to prepare a strong team from all sides, and to use the time to address the previous negatives, mistakes and gaps, considering "This requires not relaxing and taking advantage of postponement with intense work, by setting up internal camps and playing friendly matches in the days of FIFA."
The most prominent requirements of the national team in the next stage
1- The national teams committee set up more than one scenario, if Al-Abyad qualifies for the World Cup or not.
2- Laying down a new road map to prepare the national team from all sides.
3- Take advantage of the coach so as not to sit for a long time without a job, as happened with Jovanovic.
4- The coach follows up on the league and club training to choose the list himself and not through his assistants.
5- Good coordination between the national team’s technical staff and club coaches to know the technical status of the players.