We have got a team with reasonable amount of talent but a tough group: Daniel Hay

Vastavam web: New Zealand U-17 coach Daniel Hay admits his team doesn’t have the pedigree like other sides but said they would depend on their talent and past experience to qualify from a tough group during the football World Cup.”We know that we are coming here and probably seen as the underdogs. We are a small nation, we probably don’t have the past pedigree like of the other nations but we have played the FIFA U-17 World Cup in past several editions. We have got a team with reasonable amount of talent but a tough group,” Hay, who recently visited the D Y Stadium here, said.

“Mali are the losing finalists of the previous edition, we have played Paraguay in the previous World Cup in Chile, so we know that they come well prepared into the tournament and their teams always possess a great amount of talent, like any other South American team they are going to be very tough to beat. Turkey having qualified from Europe is a big statement in itself,” the coach added.