Today India will face the Host Nation in their second fixture but the Indian head coach is confident that India can get positive result and take a massive strive towards the knockouts.
The Blue Tigers lock their horns to face UAE.
Stephen Constantine believes that his lads have left nothing to chance with their preparation for the match against UAE.
Yesterday in the press conference the Indian head honcho said that The Blue tigers are not focusing on some individual players of the counterpart team.
He stated: “We take them all into account. UAE will be a tough game, we have prepared for all 14 of them, including the three subs. We are as prepared as we can for this game.”
The host country UAE drew their opening match against Bahrain and now they will be eager to take all the points against from this match against India.
He voiced: “They didnt play to the best of their capabilities (against Bahrain). They are a good side. I think they are going to be jacked up to play us. They will see this as an absolute must-win situation. We are expecting a very tough game. We will try to play our game and see if we can get something from it.”
After one round in the Asia cup, team India is sitting at the top of the table and though the oods are piled against them, but this time team India could go ahead to the next round and the British manager is very much focused on his job.
He said: “I hope we’re leading the group after three games. At the moment, it is nice to be there (top) but we have two very difficult games in front of us. Obviously playing the host nation tomorrow (Thursday) will be a tough game. We came here to try and qualify from the group and we will give our everything to do that.”
“Nine points would definitely do it, six would also definitely do it. I think four might also be enough but we are going for three points tomorrow so we’ll see what happens.
“We are not going for a draw, we are not going to lose. We came here to win, we came to the UAE to make India proud – this was our objective from day one. In 2015 when I came in, I told everybody we would qualify and we’ve done that.
“I’ve said that we will try to get out of the group and have taken the first step but still two very tough games to go, but we are on the right track,” stated the Englishman bullishly.