Coach of the Indian women’s football team Thomas Danerby Said team will have to work on its finish and try its best to get three full points against Chinese Taipei in the next game. AFC Women’s Asian Cup Here
On Thursday, it was Danerby Left frustrated By India’s inability to score in the opening match against Iran, “If you are not scoring, you are not good enough.” India lost many chances and were kept goalless by lower ranked Iran at DY Patil. Stadium
“The game (against Iran) is over. The result is what it is. We can never look back. Now we have to work on our finishing and go over it again in the second match against Chinese Taipei and get three points, “Danerby said.
“I think we have a solid defense, and they defended well whenever they tried to counter-attack. A few changes in our attack, and we will be ready for our next opponents, “said the 62-year-old.
Group A of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup is currently led by China, which has three points after beating Chinese Taipei 4-0 at the Mumbai Football Arena, while India is in second place with Iran, with both sides having one point each.
“It’s always good to come up with points in your first game; You have a better chance of getting to the next round. We need to follow our plan, and try to get points against Taipei as well, “Danerby said.
“The only thing we can do is focus on the next opponents, and not on the table,” Danerby added.
“It simply came to our notice then. Chinese Taipei lost to China, but they are a good team and we need to play well against them.
Wing-back Dalima Chibber, who has scored and crossed a number of runs from the right, feels the team can “do a lot better”.
“We played a good game against Iran, but as a team we could have been better. Now, it’s about working on small areas and coming out with a strong mindset. We need to focus and get to the issues that will help us move forward, “said Dalima.
“The positivity we take from our first match is that we have created a lot of opportunities. It gives us a lot of confidence. Now it’s about maintaining the fire and wanting to get the job done in our next game. “Football is about coming back the next day with a strong mindset, and that’s what we aim to do,” she said.
India’s next match will be against Chinese Taipei on January 23 at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.