Azkals make their long journey to North Korea
Phil Younghusband admitted that time won’t be on the Philippine team’s side as the Azkals make their long journey to Pyongyang to play powerhouse North Korea in a World Cup Qualifying match.
“Everyone’s excited but we’re also aware that we won’t have much time to train,” Younghusband said on Monday in a video taken by Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Cedelf Tupas, who’s traveling with the team.
“Our trip’s 10 days but we’ll be travelling for a lot of that and we may only have four training sessions and then we got two games so it’s a bit of a challenge but we’re also excited,” added Younghusband.
Younghusband also expressed his delight in seeing the team come together during its layover in Beijing before finally heading to Pyongyang.
Manila-based Azkals linked up with their foreign-based standouts along with goalkeeping coach Pascal Zuberbühler in Beijing after nearly a three-hour flight from Manila to Bangkok and another four-hour flight going to the Chinese capital for a six-hour layover.
“It’s good to see everyone come together. [Seeing] all the guys from Europe. [It] feels like a team now.”