After winning the semifinal against Thailand 1-0, the proud captain of Bangladesh football team, Mamunul Islam
Mamun, expressed his hope to win the Bangabandhu Gold Cup International Football Tournament trophy playing their best game in
the final against Malaysia on Sunday at Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS).
“Our team is improving day by day and we’ll try our best to play for winning the final,” Mamun said at a post-match conference at the BNS
Mamun also appreciated the role of their present coach D Kruif for their achievement and asked for a long term (5 to 6 years) coach for
the development of country’s football.
The captain thanked the country’s people and BFF president Kazi M Salahuddin for providing inspiration.
“We took the field today to win the match and try our best to resist Thailand not to play their usual game,” Mamun said adding, “We had
been very alert in the match and made fewer mistakes than previous match.”
Bangladesh team head coach Lodewik D Kruif expressed satisfaction after the win. “I’m very happy with the result… we played a technical
and tactical game in the match… we played a very good game in the first half and in the second half we played tactical game to maintain
Considering their opponent’s strength in the final, Kruif said, “The final match will be a little bit difficult as Malaysia is a very good
team. But, they are not better than Thailand.”
Thai coach Phomrat Choktavee congratulated Bangladesh for winning the exiting match. “Bangladesh played a very fast football today
featuring a compact game in the first half…we played a very good game in the second half but failed to break the Bangladesh defence.”