The English man and India head coach Stephen Constantine has been asked to take temporary charge of the under-17 squad preparing for World Cup later this year and currently he is in Goa with the Indian U-17 World Cup Squad gearing for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 India.
It might not be everyday that a Youth Team gets the support staff and even a Head Coach of a Senior National Team. And while the English man and Indian national team head coach Stephen Constantine, who coaches some of great name of Indian football like Sunil Chhetri, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Sandesh Jhingan and others players and his supporting staff is working tirelessly with the Indian U-17 World Cup Squad gearing for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 India, which made the young Colts so mesmerized and inspired.
According to the AIFF official website, Constantine will be working with the Indian Squad along with Sports Scientist Danny Deigan, Goalkeeping Coach Rogerio Ramos, National Team Assistant Coach Shanmugam Venkatesh and AIFF’s Technical Director Savio Mederia until Saturday (February 25, 2017).
And the Indian U17 boys are all totally mesmerized and inspired by Constantine and his team, as the Captain of the Indian U-17 World Cup Squad Suresh Singh said in an interview with the AIFF website,
“It is not every-day that we get to learn from a Coach who teaches Sunil Chhetri, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Sandesh Jhingan and others. It is a huge honor for us to train under him”
"Each day we are looking forward to the next training session and to grab whatever knowledge we can from them (Stephen Constantine and the support staff)”
“It is also a chance for us to impress him (Constantine) and show the ability we have”, Suresh smiles.
And the young India U17 Goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh said,
“Ramos-sir trains Gurpreet (Singh Sandhu) in the Senior National Team and now he is training me. We are privileged to be working with him and Danny (Deigan)”
“The training session will certainly make us better as we are learning from the very best in the business”
“Danny’s (Deigan) use of GPS to track our movements has helped us immensely”
“We are mesmerized in almost every training session”, Dheeraj added.