The Indian coach was blissful at hand debuts to 10 Indian gamers within the worldwide pleasant tie in opposition to Oman…
A second-half objective from Manvir Singh helped India maintain Oman to a 1-1 attract a world pleasant on Thursday in Dubai.
The Blue Tigers performed a world match after 492 days and performed in opposition to a staff that have been 23 locations above them within the FIFA rankings.
Coach Igor Stimac was not notably pleased with the way in which his staff performed within the first half as he identified that the Indian gamers stored shedding possession of the ball. However the Croatian coach additionally heaped reward on the 10 gamers who made their debuts for the Blue Tigers.
What did Stimac say
“One benefit of the match was the outcome. To be sincere, I used to be greater than anxious after the primary 45 minutes as a result of we could not discover a solution to maintain the ball, we could not discover a participant apart from Suresh (Wangjam), who was the youngest one, to take the duty to attempt to move the ball the way in which we have been doing in coaching. However Oman used this little wind within the first half. Additionally, it was not straightforward after they put stress on our again 4, to kick the ball out and get out of your individual half.
“However the entire staff reacted effectively within the second half, they did their finest, they tried the whole lot. We had some good transition which I used to be searching for. In the long run, I used to be blissful as a result of 10 debutants performed, 10 new faces, a few of them with a number of minutes on the pitch. All of them did their half in opposition to Oman,” opined Stimac.
The Croatian coach additionally urged that the Indian gamers should be bodily stronger in an effort to play in opposition to powerful worldwide opponents like Oman.
“You possibly can see that we want extra muscle on the staff. You possibly can see how sturdy the Oman facet is how good their tacklers are. They move and transfer in a short time. We’ve got some very fast gamers in our staff however they could not run away from the Omani defenders. There may be a variety of arduous work in entrance of us. We have to carry some muscle to our our bodies and maintain working arduous,” said the India head coach.
‘Play with out concern’
The previous Croatian worldwide additionally talked about that he expects his gamers to stay fearless in matches and never take into consideration the top outcome as he urged that it’s his job to fret in regards to the closing final result.
“We did not do two staple items which I had requested them to do. We did not put stress on the gamers with the ball in our half and we did not keep too removed from their gamers after they have been creating on their build-up and that created a variety of issues. They have been rising up in confidence, we have been very low with confidence. I informed them one factor, the result’s one thing that I must care about, not you. It’s essential come out and play with out concern.
“Exit and categorical your self however do it with out concern. Within the first half, the person depth from Manvir or Ashique was not on the stage we have been searching for. We have to get out and go in transition as a bunch, (like) what we have been doing within the second half,” mentioned Stimac.
Stimac additionally took away positives from the second-half efficiency of the staff and believes that his staff can get a optimistic outcome in opposition to a stronger opposition like UAE.
“Within the second half, we confirmed that we now have nothing to concern. After all, these are higher sides as a result of if you get into the highest 100, the distinction of 25 to 30 spots is an enormous distinction. There may be nonetheless an enormous hole between UAE or Oman and us however that doesn’t imply we can not get the outcome. We will get the outcome. We confirmed it right this moment additionally. We’ve got one other recreation and I would like to provide likelihood to the remainder of the gamers.”