SAFF Championships: We are ourselves guilty of not winning against Bangladesh: Igor Stimac | XtraTime

Xtra Time Web Desk: The head coach of the Indian soccer team, Igor Stimac, admitted that his team was guilty for not winning the match against Bangladesh. India lost the lead to a 10-man Bangladesh when their first match at the 2021 SAFF Championship ended 1-1.

Speaking about India’s first match, he mentioned: “We had everything under control, we dominated the game and we had a one-to-zero lead, and we even had a one-man lead. But despite all that, for some unknown reasons, we started giving away simple passes, making unnecessary mistakes. And if you increase your opponent’s confidence, this is how it ends when you give it a chance. “

Referring to the match against Bangladesh, Stimac added: “Today we were punished for not being reasonable in certain situations and for not using our experience. This is an experienced Indian team. I was expecting much more because too many times there was unnecessary nervousness, and that is difficult to explain ”.

India will play in Sri Lanka on October 7. Speaking about the remaining matches, Stimac said: “Now we are looking forward to the next match. We have another three games in the group stage in which we have to play well. The boys played very good football for more than 75 minutes: progressive football, passing the ball reasonably and getting into dangerous positions. “

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