The New Zealand national football side has experienced a positive change in the latest change of the FIFA world rankings as they climbed 2 spots meanwhile Australia suffered a drop of 2 positions.
Ever since Anthony Hudson took charge of the New Zealand national side in August of 2014, a number of changes have been made within the coaching department of the team as well as the way in which the players perform for their country.
Anthony Hudson has already outlined his plan that he is trying to execute in order to put the New Zealand national side into Russia for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup.
“We’ve got a plan and we have to stick with it. In 2017, we want to have two players competing for each position, with maybe another one just behind. It’s absolutely necessary but, at the moment, how many positions could you say that about?” New Zealand’s Anthony Hudson said.
This rise in the FIFA World Rankings is a surprising one as New Zealand has recently been suffering a number of defeats after having lost against Uzbekistan and Thailand. One of the main issues that is going on involving the New Zealand national side and that Anthony Hudson is facing is the lack of time that the coach has been given to actually establish a relationship with his players and get to know them better.
The former coach of the New Zealand side, Ricki Herbert also experienced this problem during his time in charge of the national team.
“Because we don’t have enough time together, we have to play high ranking teams. The end product is going to be a very exciting team, with a really attacking style. Aggressive, organized, strong, I have absolutely no doubts about that. But it will take time to get our style of play across.” Anthony Hudson added on.