‘Storm is coming’: India coach warns team

‘storm is coming’: india coach warns team0

India coach Igor Stimac has told his players that “a storm is coming” as they prepare to face a tough Australia in their Asian Cup opener on Saturday.

Graham Arnold’s imposing team is a favorite and a significant danger from set pieces, with Scotland-born defender Harry Souttar scoring 10 goals in 21 international appearances.

“It’s going to be a very difficult match for us because we all know the strength of Australia,” Stimac said in Doha on Friday.

When asked how India will deal with Australia in dead-ball scenarios, the Croat quipped, “Don’t give set pieces away.” Obviously.”

“They play very pragmatic football, insisting on what their strengths are: coming to the flanks, putting many balls into the box, and attacking with wonderful strength,” the former West Ham and Derby defender continued.

“We can expect a storm to come from them.” We must find a means to resist such circumstances while remaining cohesive.

“First, wherever possible, we should cease distribution to the flanks. If it isn’t practicable, we must do everything necessary to prevent crosses from entering our box.”

The former Croatia international said that his squad will strive to play their own style, even if it meant sacrificing results, after attempting to instill an expansive football philosophy during his almost five years as India’s coach.

“We didn’t come here to defend on the edge of the box,” that’s what he stated.

“We’re going to go out there and try to have as much fun as we did the last four years.”

“I have nothing against defeat occurring during that process.” “I know our players will give it their all on the field.”

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