India goalie Subrata Pal confident of good show against Iran

Bengaluru, Sep 5 (IANS) India national football team goalkeeper Subrata Paul on Saturday stressed that the team will stay focussed and play with passion in the World Cup Qualifier clash against Iran here on Tuesday.

“We will play as a team. Football is all about attacking as a team and it’s also all about defending as a team. In football anything is possible and any team possess the power to upset their opponents on any given day,” he said.

“We can guarantee our fans that we will play and give our 100 percent on the pitch. We will fight for every inch and for every ball,” said Pal, who captained India in the last International friendly against Nepal on August 31.

India are yet to open their account in the World Cup Qualifiers after successive defeats to Oman and Guam respectively.

“We are taking one match at a time. Right now, we are focusing on the Iran match. Commenting about the tally of points and our position in the Group isn’t possible at the moment,” said the 28-year-old.

Speaking on the preparation, Pal said: “We played well against Oman and we have improved a lot since that performance. Right now we have a very talented crop of players in the national setup. But one needs to patient.”

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