[September 11, 2023 – Harmon, Guam] Increased confidence and a better mindset made the difference in Guam’s overall improved performance in Day 2 of the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024™ Qualifiers as the team forced a 1-1 draw with Singapore at the Viet Tri Stadium Saturday in Vietnam.
“The team had a better mindset in this second match with a revamped approach to this tournament with the belief to be ‘less impressed, more involved’ … not thinking we don’t belong here, but being more confident in our abilities,” said Dominic Gadia, Guam U23 Head Coach. “Despite the improvement over two matches, we were disappointed overall with the result in this second match as we believed we could have won. We didn’t showcase our best football abilities.
“For the next match we have in this tournament against Yemen, we’ll need to build off learning moments from the first match, incorporate the winning mindset of the second match, and top off with better execution of our playing philosophy and our game plan,” Gadia added. .....
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