He emphasized his focus on tactics during 28 exercises

Pinto: The national team has an unbelievable advantage

  • Pinto: We worked well in Serbia on many technical aspects.

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The coach of the Colombian national team, Jorge Luis Pinto, praised the "white" camp in Serbia last month, stressing that he benefited a lot from this period in getting to know the players more, while noting that he found an incredible advantage in the national team, which helped him a lot. During the preparation period, as he is considered the only team in his group in the World Cup and Asia qualifiers, who won the preference of running an external camp, in addition to holding 28 training sessions, despite the conditions of the Corona pandemic globally, as he put it.

Pinto told the Peruvian newspaper "Ovacion", that "the most prominent feature of the camp was the wonderful coordination between the team’s mission in Serbia and the Football Association in the Emirates," explaining that "work was underway in both countries, in order to provide all means of comfort for the team, during a period of time." preparation".

He added: “That was very beneficial to me, especially that the UAE national team is almost the only team that has done a preparation period at the present time, compared to other teams, as we worked well in Serbia in many aspects, and the work was also And based in the Emirates on other important aspects ».

He referred to the nature of the aspects that he focused on during the external camp in Serbia, and said: “Since I took over the task of coaching the Emirates national team, we have conducted 28 training sessions, and I focused a lot on the tactical and technical aspects, and what helped me implement what I ask the players, is that they love football The foot, despite the presence of some minor differences in terms of the form of training and some other things, but our focus is on implementing everything we need to achieve our goal in the end, and the project that I came for ».

As for the postponement of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, he said: “We have benefited from the camp well, and after the decision to postpone the qualifiers, the team returned to the Emirates, and the players joined their clubs to prepare for the local season, while the technical staff will continue their work. Follow up the players and prepare for the next stage ».

On the other hand, Jorge Pinto spoke about the Peruvian national team, and the Argentine coach Ricardo Garica, and said: “After qualifying for the last World Cup in Russia, I think that Jarica needs to renew in the ranks of the team, especially since some players have decreased their levels, and it is natural that five or six come out. Players from the team’s list, and I see that there is a group of players who have appeared very well in the domestic league, along with professional players in Europe and the South American leagues, who will be a great addition to the Peruvian squad.

It is noteworthy that the Colombian Jorge Pinto took over the training of the national team, succeeding the Dutch coach Bert Van Marwijk. The former Costa Rica coach began his mission with the "white" by running a closed indoor camp, in Al Ain, for a period of 12 days, during which the technical staff focused on the physical side, with the aim of Raising the fitness rate of players, after a period of suspension of football activity due to the Corona pandemic.

The postponement of the qualifiers contributed to changing Al-Abyad's plans

The national team fought an external camp in the Serbian capital Belgrade, as part of its preparations for the joint qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup Finals and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup Finals, as it was scheduled to host its Malaysian counterpart on the eighth of next October, and then leave for Jakarta to face the Indonesian national team. On the 13th of the same month, while it meets Thailand on November 12, and Vietnam on the 17th, before all the plans set by the technical staff and the Football Association changed, after the AFC decided to postpone the qualifying matches until next year, due to the repercussions of the Corona pandemic.

28 players chosen by Pinto in the Serbia camp

Jorge Pinto had chosen 28 players in the list of the team that fought the outside camp in Serbia, as it included: Khaled Issa, Ali Khasif, Muhammad Al-Shamsi, Khaled Al-Senani, Muhammad Barghash, Abdulaziz Heikal, Salem Rashid, Youssef Jaber, Khalifa Al Hammadi, Faris Jumah, Muhammad Ahmad, Walid Abbas, Ismail Ahmed, Majid Hassan, Tariq Ahmed, Khamis Ismail, Abdullah Ramadan, Ahmed Berman, Fabio de Lima, Bandar Al-Ahbabi, Ali Saleh, Khaled Bawazir, Khalil Ibrahim, Omar Abdel Rahman, Khalfan Mubarak, Ali Mabkhout Sebastian Tegali and Ahmed Khalil.

One friendly match

The national team played one friendly match, during its camp in Belgrade, against the Serbian team, Indgiga, which ended with a 3-2 victory, as the team's goals were scored by Ali Mabkhout, Fabio Lima, and Ali Saleh.

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