Azkals make their long journey to North Korea | Inquirer Sports

Azkals make their long journey to North Korea

/ 04:28 PM October 05, 2015

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.


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“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.”

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