Ibrahim is concerned about defending piece by piece

17 Jun 2022 | 08:14 | Football

Bangladesh found the back of the net for the first time in five games when winger Mohammad Ibrahim equalized for Turkmenistan in their Asian Cup Qualifier match in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, but the striker is more concerned about the habit of conceding goals of the team. – critical situations.

The red and blue men eventually lost the game 2-1 to the 134th-placed team, who took advantage of the shaky Bangladesh backline to score the winning goal in the second half. .

“You can’t blame the defense only to concede the second goal because defending is the job of the whole team. We have to do a good job defending,” Ibrahim told reporters after yesterday’s training session in Malaysia.

The Bashundhara Kings winger said: “We have to focus more on match-fixing as we have conceded three-quarters of our goals from fixes in the last two matches despite the possibility. good defensive organization”.

“The goal that I scored might encourage me to think about scoring more, but it was worthless because we lost the game. So I’m not too worried about scoring.” said the guy from Cox’s Bazar.

“Trainer [Javier Cabrera] stay positive as we are gradually improving. We also need time to adjust to the idea of ​​a new coach, who is using almost the same line-up that Jamie Day used to do,” said Ibrahim, who is determined to make it difficult for Malaysia in next Tuesday’s match. .