Anthony Hudson is serious about qualifying for the 2018 World Cup

A lot of hard work, I have got to give credit to our team manager, Rob Pickstock, has been doing so well in making these fixtures possible.’’

This was the statement released by the head coach of the New Zealand national football team.

Anthony Hudson was talking in an interview and responding to questions in relation to upcoming friendly encounters that New Zealand has to face off with Mexico and USA.

On October 8 of the ongoing year, New Zealand is scheduled to lock horns with Mexico and 4 days later they will play against United States and these upcoming friendly matches are the highest quality of friendly games for New Zealand as they have generally been playing with other national teams that aren’t as recognized or ranked as high.

Playing against these higher ranked national teams is what the head coach of New Zealand, Anthony Hudson wanted in order to help his squad get more experience from higher ranked players than their usual adversaries.

Hudson is serious about qualifying for the 2018 World Cup as he wants to get his team ready for the approaching worldwide tournament and these friendly games against Mexico and USA can help out Anthony Hudson and his team for their bigger scheduled fixtures.

‘’The players want a serious chance to go to Russia; this window shows we are serious about it. We are showing our intent that we want to do things properly.We certainly won’t go into these games trying not to lose, we want to be competitive and show people we are a serious team because we believe we are.We need to be in front of big crowds, in difficult environments” The 35 year old head coach of New Zealand, Anthony Hudson added on as he talked about the upcoming matches of his national team.