The captain Sunil Chhetri scored twice in the 2022 World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh on Monday…
Sunil Chhetri (79, 90+2′) helped India beat Bangladesh 2-0 in the second round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup joint qualifiers First win in Group E.
This victory helped the Blue Tigers climb to third in the group with 6 points after seven games. The result greatly improved their chances of getting a direct seat in the third round of the Asian Cup qualifiers.
What did Igor Stymark say?
“We showed what football should be. This is the way we always want to play. Of course, this is not always possible, but when we become our favorite for lower-ranked teams, this is what we want Something to show. The players did everything they could to win. Therefore, they executed the game plan perfectly and all the credit goes to them,” said the 53-year-old.
Bangladesh’s ranking is 79 places lower than India’s 105. He continued, “The best defense against the lower-ranked teams is to offense-keep them away from the ball. Just to explain, if we don’t continue to do what we are doing In the whole game, we will not score the second goal and let Bangladesh attack us.”
Who can replace Sunil Chetri?
The former Croatian national team coach continued to praise the contribution of Indian forward Sunil Chetri on and off the field. “Last year or so, many people were asking,’When will Sunil retire?’ (If Chetri retires) What should we do? So far, in every training session, he (Chetri) has been Our best player,” Stimark said.
‘We have a bright future’
The Indian coach praised Qatar and the Indian government for allowing them to participate in the remaining time of the second qualifying round. The Blue Tigers will play their final match with Afghanistan on June 15.
“Even if we didn’t score a point in three games, I also asked my children to perform well and represent the national team together as a team. If we were to lose a game, we would lose the game.” As a team, We don’t have any time to make things better. But I am very proud of my children. They work hard, they are learning, and I think we have a bright future,” Stimac thinks.