It's about finding out whether we're doing right things: Dennerby on Brazil tourney
The most important thing is to come home with three good performances and nothing else, said Dennerby, who has named a 23-member squad.This is the first time that any senior Indian football team will play against Brazil, and the excitement within the camp is running high.
Indian women's football team head coach Thomas Dennerby feels the upcoming matches against the likes of mighty Brazil in an international tournament in the South American country will give a fair idea of where the side stands ahead of the AFC Asian Cup next year.
''It is all about finding out whether we are doing the right things on the pitch and evaluate our performances in each and every department,” he added.
Dennerby hinted that positive results against three strong teams may not be the sole aim of the campaign.
“We are going to play three good quality games now, the first game against Brazil will be important. The second game against Chile and the third game which will be against Venezuela, both are good teams but not at the level of Brazil. ''The most important thing is to come home with three good performances and nothing else,” said Dennerby, who has named a 23-member squad.
This is the first time that any senior Indian football team will play against Brazil, and the excitement within the camp is running high. However, captain Ashalata Devi said the team has its own objectives also which the players will focus on.
“There is a lot of excitement in the camp because Brazil are a very good football team, and we follow a lot of the Brazilian players ourselves. We admire them and there is a lot to learn from them as well. It is a big motivation for all of us,” she said.
“But we also have our own objectives to reach on the pitch, and we will try to reach them as best we can. I always tell the girls to respect every opponent no matter their ranking, but never to fear any of them,” Asahalata said.
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