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India U-17 star Sanjeev Stalin: We take back a lot of positives

India U-17 star Sanjeev Stalin in action against Ghana in the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. (Photo courtesy: AIFF Media)

India U-17 head coach Luís Norton de Matos said that the “difference in quality between India and Ghana was too much.” Matos was speaking at the post match press conference after India completed their Group A engagements in the FIFA U-17 World cup India 2017 after going down 0-4 to Ghana.

“After two hard games at this level I knew it would be complicated to play against Ghana. Ghana to me were the strongest team in the group. They have very fast players, all of whom can decide the fate of the match,” he maintained.

“We were physically very tired at the half time. When you are physically drained out, your brain does not work and you commit silly mistakes. I am very proud of my boys,” he stated. “The difference between the two teams was too big.”

Sanjeev Stalin said that “there are a lot of positives” which the team takes back from the World Cup.

“The fans cheered us. We are youth teams and there are other tournaments in the future which we intend to play including the Senior World Cup,” he pronounced.

(AIFF Media)