14 Nov 2009

Herbert finding buildup tougher as a coach than player

9:38 am on 14 November 2009

Ricki Herbert says he's finding the buildup to his side's world cup qualifier tougher as a coach than when he played in the 1982 version that got the All Whites to their first world cup in Spain.

Tonight the All Whites play Bahrain in the second leg of their world cup qualifier, for a place at the 2010 event in South Africa.

Herbert's uncomfortable making comparisons to the 1982 as he feels its disrespectful to both groups although before the side steps out onto Westpac stadium tomorrow night he will highlight the opportunity this side has to create it's own legacy.