I have full trust in my players – Florin Anton

Thursday, August 18, 2011, 16:18

by Sandro Micallef in Skopje, Macedonia.

Player-coach of Excess RP Bidnija Florin Anton

Despite lacking top quality players like Raducu and Dobre who were instrumental in last season’s UEFA Futsal Cup, Florin Anton is still hopeful that his newly adjusted and formed team will do well in the 2011 edition in Skopje.

Speaking to this site on Thursday morning the ex-Romanian international said that he used his first training session in the SRC Kale Sport Hall to let the players familiarize with the parquet flooring and with the new “Select” branded Futsal balls that have been imposed by UEFA for this Tournament.

When asked to compare last year’s team with his current squad Anton said “there is a lot of difference between the squad I had last season and the one I have at my disposal this time round, last year we had a longer squad of thirteen players whilst here we are only ten players but I am very happy with this team I have here as I feel we have created a very positive atmosphere between us”

Anton added “We hope we can do well and improve the level of Maltese Futsal internationally, if we play proper Futsal I am confident that we can manage some good results like we did last year” Anton will probably field Brian Baldacchino as his first choice keeper with Martinovic, Ribic, Cope and himself in the first five. The likes of Alan Ellul, Christian Micallef and Jonathan Sammut will be used to replace the more veteran Futsal players.

Excess RP Bidnija vs Zelezarec LIVE on internet

In the meantime during the UEFA delegates meeting of Thursday morning it was revealed that the games of this Preliminary round Tournament will be broadcast live on www.sportefe.com Full report of today’s first match of Excess RP Bidnija vs the hosts KMF Zelezarec (Macedonia) will be online by 23:00hrs on this site.

Watch parts of Excess RP Bidnija training session of Thursday:

Below photos of Thursday’s first training session:

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