India is already out of contention for a place in the 2022 FIFA WC but still, the Blue Tigers want to work on their weak side and improve before AFC Asian Cup China 2023 preliminary joint round qualification round. The Indian football team is investing in youngsters to build a strong core with some experienced players like Sunil Chhetri, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, and Sandesh Jhingan.
In the match against Asian Champions Qatar, the Indian team did perform well and won hearts but didn’t manage to get any point from the game. Indian players want to move forward and focus on the next game.
In an interview, Brandon Fernandes stated that “We are moving as a team and we need to back each other. We are aware that we have specific roles in the team.”
“The next match is extremely crucial as we need to sustain the momentum gained in the first match. The first match is history,” he further added.
Bangladesh and India are at the bottom of the table in Group E. Both teams like to counter-attack and have quite the same kind of game style. Everyone is hoping for a good game.
Indian defender Subhashis Bose said, “We are aware of the quality of the Bangladesh team. They are a side that plays a lot of counter-attack football, and that is very dangerous. India versus Bangladesh has always been exciting and close matches. We have huge respect for Bangladesh”.