Héctor Bidoglio, head coach of Johor Darul Ta’Zim while admitting it would be a tough test for his players, said the Malaysian champions were determined to produce their best. with the opportunity of taking on Urawa Red Diamonds in the AFC Champions League 2022 Round of 16 on Friday.
“It is going to be a difficult game but we will take to the match determined to show our best,” said the Venezulean.
“We have stressed to the players the importance of the game, and the need to stay focused.”
“The players have fantastic mentality. They know their capabilities and we can match Urawa.
“Urawa are a very good side, who like to play short balls and press. The key point for is to have the ball. If we do this, it will be more manageable for us.”
JDT goalkeeper Farizal Marlias said the players were looking forward to locking horns with one of Asia’s top clubs.
“We worked very hard to advance to this stage but we want to go further. We are looking forward to playing against Urawa,” said Farizal.
AFC Champions League 2022, Round of 16(East), between Johor Darul Ta’Zim(MAS) vs Urawa Red Diamonds(MAS) will be played on 19 August at 7.00 pm. at Saitama Stadium, Saitama.
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