The All India Soccer Federation (AIFF) has struggled to search out an opponent as a result of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions in varied nations.
Newly-appointed Indian ladies’s soccer coach Thomas Dennerby on Saturday stated the group must play a minimum of 10 worldwide matches in opposition to opponents with numerous taking part in types within the run as much as the AFC Asian Cup.
The 62-year-old Dennerby, who was earlier in control of the Indian U-17 ladies’s World Cup squad, was final month roped in to assist the senior group put together for the AFC Asian Cup, which will likely be hosted within the nation from January 20 to February 6 subsequent yr.
“It is rather vital for us to play 11 to 13 matches earlier than the event (AFC Asian Cup) begins. The federation is working very onerous making an attempt to assist us, we all know concerning the scenario with corona,” Dennerby stated throughout a digital media interplay.
“You will need to us to play not lower than 10 video games earlier than the event begins and we have to play completely different opponents with completely different taking part in types,” he added.
The All India Soccer Federation (AIFF) has struggled to search out an opponent as a result of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions in varied nations. The group is presently gathered in Jamshedpur for the preparatory camp, resulting in the continental occasion.
“It’s robust for us to search out opponents, nations which permit us to return. Nonetheless in some nations India is pink marked. It is onerous for the federation to search out engaging opponents to play. However I do know they’re doing the whole lot they’ll.” Dennerby, who comes with over three a long time of expertise and has beforehand guided Sweden’s ladies’s nationwide group to a third-place end within the FIFA World Cup in 2011, and a quarter-final spot within the 2012 London Olympics, stated it’s vital the Indian group performs numerous opponents.
“The FIFA window opens tomorrow however to date now we have no affirmation of a sport. We try no matter we are able to. We have to play some groups that are a bit bit weaker to implement attacking concepts and (want) some video games in opposition to equal groups.
“It’s also vital to search out opponent who’re a bit bit higher, who will assist us to hurry up the tempo of the sport, the choice making, the passing and receiving and all that it’s essential to do.
“Even when we put together the group now with good endurance coaching, however we have to put all of the coaching into the sport,” he added.
Dennerby stated the goal is to achieve the quarterfinals of the continental showpiece.
“We are going to put in an enormous effort to achieve the knock out stage meaning going into the quarterfinals and if we are able to try this it is going to be profitable event for us.” “Now we have squad, now we have various kinds of gamers. Now we have good defenders, sturdy one on one gamers and so on.” Speaking concerning the preparation, Dennerby stated “Now we have been in camp for about three and a half weeks now. A traditional week for us is 11 classes, the ladies are working very onerous.
“It is solely 5 and a have months for the AFC ladies’s championship. Now we have a longtime plan additionally we will not do the whole lot within the first week, we will not overload the work, we try to extend the load regularly,” he added.