Anthony Hudson, the New Zealand manager, is hoping that the young players that he has picked for the forthcoming fixture versus South of Korea will step up to the plate and make their claims for a permanent spot.
Hudson’s idea behind picking so many youngsters is to give them a bit of a feel of International Football and see how many of them are ready for the highest level already.
New Zealand would not play too many friendlies ahead of their World Cup qualifying games which means they are not going to have opportunities to test what lies in their back up.
So, for this Korea game, Hudson has opted for a squad full of inexperienced players.
According to Hudson, having watched some of the guys in training, he is quite hopeful. The youngsters have shown the ability to adapt and learn quickly.
Speaking to the reporters yesterday, the boss said, “These blokes are the future and the way they have come and settled in easily, you will have to say that the signs are encouraging.” (more…)