Day Two of the Men’s Tournament on the Asian Games played out to everyone’s expectations. Iran celebrated in group A, while China and Saudi Arabia won the matches in group B.
This game was a good start to prepare for the next because yesterday we lost to Japan. I only told my team that the match would be easy if we prepared ourselves more seriously. The strongest opponents for us are Japan and Kazakhstan because both of them have played in some competitions before.
For the next match, I think Japan is the strongest team. We hope for good fortune in the next match. As a coach, I would like to say that we should be realistic in every match we play. We cannot expect, but we still do our best.
We tried all strategies like yesterday, but they have not been successful. Our coach also knew that China was a strong team. This Asian Games competition is good for the future. For the next match with Japan, we will still use the same strategy as before and play as much as possible. Today’s constraint was our psychological decline. We were confused while playing against China, who are stronger than us, one of the strongest teams in Asia. In addition, we all played for the first time at the Asian Games and were the first to meet opponents as strong as the Chinese team. However, opponents like China are good for our mental training to prepare for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.
|3||[flag=kr] Republic of Korea||2||0||0||2||20||32||-12||0|
|1||[flag=sa] Saudi Arabia||2||1||1||0||24||18||6||3|
|5||[flag=hk] Hong Kong||1||0||0||1||6||12||-6||0|