Talismanic Sunil Chhetri received’t miss if you give him the chance to rating, says Bangladesh coach Jamie Day after the Indian captain led his aspect to a 2-0 win within the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup Qualifying contest.
The 36-year-old Chhetri scored a second-half brace towards Bangladesh to hand India their first win within the joint preliminary qualifying spherical match on Monday night time.
Chhetri surpassed Argentina’s world famous person Lionel Messi to turn into the second-highest energetic worldwide goal-scorer with 74 strikes, including one other feather to his illustrious profession.
“For a lengthy interval, we did properly, we had a couple of half-chances. But when you give Chhetri a chance, he scores like he confirmed tonight. He had two possibilities within the final 20 minutes, and he took them,” Day was quoted as saying by objective.com.
The Englishman rued that his gamers had been responsible of giving freely the ball far too cheaply to the Indians as Bangladesh suffered their fifth defeat of their seventh Group E sport of the joint qualifiers.
“For 80 minutes, we competed very properly. The form was good and troublesome to break down. You see the distinction in high quality between the gamers after they had been in possession. One of many disappointments was that we gave the ball away an excessive amount of and gave possession again to India,” he assessed.
“Our gamers had been implausible. They work their socks off, give their finest every single day. We simply couldn’t preserve the ball and that exhibits in video games the place you give possession away an excessive amount of. And if you do this towards higher groups and higher gamers, then at some stage they’ll punish you,” he defined.
“You’ll be able to’t defend for 90 minutes towards worldwide groups, however once more I can’t fault their effort. They labored laborious. We simply want to be higher on the ball however that’s a long-term plan, not a short-term plan.”