Canada have a home game against Honduras and this could be a major source of the points that the nation needs to qualify for the World Cup 2018.
For this reason, manager Benito Floro says that the squad will be concentrating heavily on performing exceptionally well throughout the 90 minutes. Canada are unbeaten in the last six matches of all competitions, but that is unlikely to help them qualify for the tournament. Only points will do them good as it is the group stages of the qualification campaign. The nation has reached this round of the competition after beating Belize in the play-offs.
The group stages consists of four nations and there are three home games for every team.Floro is aware that Canada must make use of home games in order to get through. Since Canada have been involved in more friendly matches over the last two years, there is a danger of the team not understanding the seriousness of the match.Floro says that it will not be the case since the team are extremely motivated to win in the upcoming World Cup 2018 qualifying games. The manager has promised that the team will attack with intent as they have now.
“In this qualifying round, there are only six games, so the first game is very important, which means that the mentality needs to be different. We need to be more concentrated and to be more competitive in order to win the game, or at least, not lose the game.For two years, we have prepared our players and team to think that friendly games are not friendly games, but that they are competitive games. I think now we are a difficult team for other teams,” said the national team manager of Canada. The next round of international matches for Canada do not begin until March.