New Zealand captain Winston Reid, back in the All Whites shirt after a year’s absence, says he aims to lead his side to 2018 FIFA World Cup? and 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup qualification.
The West Ham United defender is back in the New Zealand squad after missing last November’s World Cup play-off against Mexico due to injury.
New Zealand are currently preparing in Doha for a match against Uzbekistan in Tashkent on Monday.
The match against the 51st-ranked Asian nation will provide a good gauge of where the new version of the All Whites sits, and Reid has a firm grip on what he wants to achieve over the next few years in the New Zealand jersey.
“We want to get to another World Cup,” Reid said. “That’s going to be hard and it’s going to take a bit, but we want to get there. I also want to get to another Confederations Cup so those are two goals that I want to achieve and to get to those two stages will be great.”
New Zealand are set for a new era with new coach Anthony Hudson taking charge for the first time following the eight-year reign of Ricki Herbert.
“He clearly told us what he expected from us from the beginning,” said the 26-year-old about Hudson. “The guys know from day one what’s expected from them and that’s very important. I’m sure when the camp is finished we’ll have a better idea of how he wants us to play and what he expects from us as a group and as individuals.”
Reid,Cheap Fifa 15 Coins, who famously scored New Zealand’s injury-time equaliser against Slovakia at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, says he is looking for improvement in a youthful looking All White side.
“I want to do my best here and make sure everyone in and around the squad is here to improve themselves and the team,” Reid said.
“I haven’t played since last year around about this time due to my injury so it’s nice to be back here with the team and not a lot has changed so it’s good.”