Captain Sunil Chhetri was not pleased with the Indian soccer crew’s efficiency within the 1-1 draw in opposition to Singapore within the Hung Thinh pleasant event Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday, saying his aspect might want to return to the drafting board for the following recreation in opposition to Vietnam. India have been the dominant aspect with extra photographs at Singapore aim, however didn’t convert them, apart from as soon as. “There are many things that we could have done better. We missed a lot of chances, and maybe we could have defended a little better. I’m sure the coach will have a talk with us about it,” Chhetri stated after the match.
“Without being too harsh on ourselves, there are a few things that we need to work on.”
Asked about India’s final match in opposition to Vietnam on Tuesday, Chhetri stated, “We have watched their match against Singapore (which Vietnam won 4-0 on Thursday). They are really a good side especially at home. They are one of the most improved sides in Asia in the last five years.
“We have to essentially return to the drafting board and enhance ourselves in opposition to Vietnam. We have to essentially work laborious. It will not be going to be the identical (as Singapore),” said the 38-year-old talisman.
Asked about the weather during the match, he said, “No excuses from our finish in regards to the climate. We have been right here two days in the past, and I have to say that the climate is little totally different right here, nevertheless it’s fairly good.
“The ground was great. A lot comes down to how we played and we need to do better.”
Ikhsan Fandi put Singapore forward within the thirty seventh minute when his free-kick from about 25 yards out took a deflection off the Indian wall and beat a diving goalie Gurpreet Singh Sandhu who might lay a hand on the ball however didn’t cease it from coming into the online.
Singapore’s pleasure lasted jut six minutes as Ashique Kuruniyan equalised within the forty third minute off an help from Chhetri.
Jeakson Singh made an interception within the Singapore half, handed the ball to Chhetri, who put Kuruniyan by means of on aim. Kuruniyan calmly slotted the ball house with a left-footed grounder which beat Singapore goalie and captain Hassan Sunny.
India are at present ranked 104th whereas Singapore are at 159th. The final time the 2 sides met one another in 2012, Singapore had gained 2-0.
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