Canada coach, John Herdman, confirmed that his team will head out on Thursday fearlessly to BMO Field in Toronto against Honduras in the kick-off of the CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.
The British coach said that the Canadian team is ready to face any team in this eight form, as it has prepared with different teams all the way to this stage, starting with the first stage of the qualifiers in March, and ending with the Gold Cup in July. .
Herdman emphasizes that “playing all these games was important, because we tried many teams where the players understood their roles, we created formations, strategies, and did a good job collectively; the countries we faced before are different from the ones now, so we have a new mindset where We will not be afraid of Honduras in the next match or anyone in the qualifiers. It will be difficult matches, but we have talent and spirit and are working on tactics.”
Canada comes to this match against Honduras with a great participation in the Gold Cup as they did not play with many of their stars such as Jonathan David and Alfonso Davies. In that competition they reached the semi-finals without their core team that hasn’t fully played since March according to John.
“It will be useful to play for some players who have not played since March, but the show on the field will be decisive, and we hope to get results. The players understand that, they are in tune with the qualifiers, and they will have a chance of getting the three points in the first three matches.”
In conclusion, Herdman was consulted about the privacy that occurred at the training session in Honduras on Tuesday as training was interrupted for a few moments due to the appearance of a drone on the field of play. Were they Canadian spies? DT “Maple Leaf” responded to this.
“Wow. I don’t know, there are a lot of people in Canada who usually fly with drones, I’m sure, and when a great team like Honduras arrives, people care about what they do when they come to the country. With drones nowadays people can take panoramic photos.” So we have to be careful in CONCACAF, it is a smart place.”