The Honduras national team manager Luis Fernando Suarez has said that he has challenged his players that they need to look beyond the group stages prior to taking on Morocco. Honduras have come into the London Olympics with not a lot of expectations.

However, they managed to give one of the favourites to win the gold medal of the tournament – Brazil – a major fright in the opening group match. As a result, Luis Fernando Suarez believes that the national team can build on this huge boost in confidence to aim at the prospect of playing beyond the group stages of the tournament.

Honduras will be playing against Spain and Japan in the upcoming group matches after they have taken on Morocco. This is one of the toughest routes to the final of the competition. However, Luis Fernando Suarez believes that he has a good side on his hands and does not see the reason why they should be challenging for the quarter-final spot in the tournament. Luis Fernando Suarez has also said that it is a big privilege for Honduras to be playing in this tournament, and reckons that it will be a good experience for the players ahead of the World Cup qualification.

“We participated in Sydney and Beijing and now here. I don’t want to make the first round, I want to continue in the Olympic Games. We played two rounds of qualifying to get here, but I believe that we can go further. It’s a big privilege for us. We are honoured to be in this group and we think we have brought a worthy team for the first game. It is a deep group, which is so hard, but we will try each game to win,” said Suarez after the match against Brazil.