Sports, Football

Zico ready to take Challenge

Published : 13 Mar 2024 09:00 PM

Bangladesh national football team's goalkeeper Anisur Rahman Zico said he wants to prove himself in every match as representing the national team is always challenging.

"I always take as challenge playing for the national team .... I think that I am a number one custodian of the team. I want to prove myself in every match as I have a lot of responsibilities ... the other goalkeepers of the team also have responsibility for the team but at the end of the day my expectation is always make a good rest for the country no matter who represent the team," Zico said during the team's practice session in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

Zico said overall the team's preparation has been going well and the members of the team are doing very hard work in the training session ahead of the second practice match against Sudan and their first match against Palestine as a part of preparation for FIFA World Cup Qualifier.

"Our coach is happy to see our performance in the first unofficial practice match against Sudan. The way we are working together in the training session and if we are properly able to apply it in the next two match against Sudan and Palestine, I hope we'll be able to bring out a good result for the team," said the goalkeeper. 

Bangladesh's another custodian Mehedi Hasan Srabon said all are concentrating in the training which is going on smoothly so far.

"As I am new so I am gaining experience from my experienced goal keepers of the team and trying to follow their guideline ... the way my coach gives me instruction and guides me in the training session, I always try to implement those tactics on the ground," he added.

He firmly said he is very much serious for his job and upbeat to give his best effort in the match following his coach's guideline.