Iain Ramsay lauded praise on Philippines manager Sven Goran Eriksson for his presence at the Asian Cup in January. The Australian forward used to play for the likes of Adelaide United, Sydney FC, and Melbourne City. However, he was able to the present Philippines at the Asian Cup due to his Filipino roots. There has been a lot of positive news for Philippines soccer in the last couple of years and one them was the appointment of Eriksson as the manager a couple of years ago. Even though Philippines left the Asian Cup without any victory, there were multiple positives for the national team at this tournament.
“Qualifying for the Asian Cup, it was massive for Philippines football.When Sven was appointed, it was a massive surprise for us. Someone with his coaching calibre and history. It shows the direction and how serious Philippines football is.It was a great experience. First and foremost he’s a gentleman and a really classy guy and very nice. Coaching wise, he kept it all very simple and direct,” said Ramsay.