Shahrukh Sohail, Chief Editor, Islamabad
Pakistan’s Assistant coach Hassan Baloch claims that foreign-based players are not being considered for the National Team because they don’t come to training camps on time and because their abilities are not that great.
“Foreign-based players come late. They come directly to the match venue and sometimes on the match day. This creates problems. Their standard is not that great, we lost matches last year with them playing for us. They are not that good, we have similar quality players in our local league to them as well. Moreoever, they don’t gel in well with the team and that affects the chemistry,” he claimed in an exclusive interview with FootballPakistan.com.
Quizzed on the late arrival of FC Dordoi Bishkek’s Mohammad Adil and the fact that he skipped the camp, Baloch refused to give a straight answer and instead claimed that Adil was familiar with the team.
“Adil played in the Pakistan Premier League and he been playing with us for a long time. He is used to play for KRL and is familiar with the team,” he added.