In preparation for the 2018 AFC
U-19 Championship, Myanmar
U-19 national football team
played a friendly against Japan’s
well-known Gamba Osaka football
club in Japan yesterday.
Myanmar lost the match by a score of 0-2. Myanmar used a different lineup from the friendly match against Hanan University FC that was played recently in Japan.
Myanmar played very well against Gamba Osaka throughout the first half, showing good stability in controlling the football.
Neither team could convert opportunities into goals in the first half, as all the players did not allow much penetration and played good defence.
Myanmar made several substitutions in the second half in an attempt to change tactics.
The match remained a scoreless tie until the late minutes of the second half, when some Myanmar players lost their stamina and allowed two consecutive goals.
The game ended with 0-2 result. “My boys can play with a draw result by having so many goal opportunities in the first half. I made some substitutions in the other half, so as want to be giving playing chances to almost all the players.
Our team’s playing style of this match made me overwhelmed. The team’s getting much better”, said Myanmar U-19 team current Head Coach U Chit Naing.
Myanmar will play their last friendly in Japan with Hanan University Club on Friday, according to Myanmar Football Federation.