GUWAHATI: India is all set to take on Nepal at Guwahati on Thursday. In connection to the match, Coach Stephen Constantine declares “If the Players are willing to work hard, results can always be achieved,” declares at the Official Pre-Match Media Interaction of India’s Home-match against Nepal in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers Preliminary Joint Qualifcation Round 1. “This may be a sentimental match for me as I had earlier coached Nepal. But on the pitch it would be pure business. Nepal are an organised side and would be ready to fight. It will be a big challenge,” he adds.
Constantine’s rival counterpart Nepal Head Coach Jack Stefanowski informs: “We have prepared for around two and a half weeks for this match. We hope to go back to Nepal with a positive result.”
Constantine looks forward to play in a “system which would suit the Players.“The 4-4-2 is the Mother of all formations. So for me the system is not as important as the Players in the system,” he stated.
As the sun sets and the lights glow at the picturesque Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in Sajusarai, Guwahati, the FIFA Rankings sarcastically come back to haunt again – 171! Indian Football needs to fight back and the Coach pronounces again – “It’s time for the Sleeping giant to wake up. Being the biggest democracy of the World doesn’t mean anything. Fight on the pitch if you want to win.”