KOLKATA: Already in the final on the back of consecutive, easy wins in SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship, India head coach Alex Ambrose is guarding against complacency. The coach feels that in the dead rubber against Bangladesh on Sunday, his girls need to continue doing the good work.
“We need to ensure that our good work does not stop. We need to keep executing the same ideas, the same process,” Ambrose said. India are currently placed atop the table with six points from two ties and in red-hot form following their 10-1 victory over hosts Bhutan on Friday.
Bangladesh, India’s opponents in the final, have won their two matches as well and are behind only on goal difference. The gaffer went on to add that Bangladesh are a technical side, but consistency in effort can push the Indian youngsters through.
“We need to take all the positives from this game into the game against Bangladesh (in final), who are a very technical side. They have some very good players in the team,” said Ambrose.
However, the Bhutan win has given a big boost to the side, who, according to the coach, are “high on confidence”.
“We had a good win against Bhutan. We played according to the plan, maintained possession, created chances, and took them. I’m sure the girls are high on confidence, and that’s what we want for their future development,” quipped Ambrose. “This kind of thought and effort needs to continue, and we just want to be consistent throughout the tournament.”