India are the reasonable dark horses in their four-country ladies’ competition opening match against strong Brazil yet lead trainer Thomas Dennerby on Wednesday said his side will battle “till the last whistle”.
India play world number seven Brazil on Friday prior to taking on Chile (November 29) and Venezuela (December 2).
Marta, considered as the world’s most prominent lady footballer, has been named in the Brazil crew.
“The attitude going into the matches is to win. I never let my players know that I am content with a 0-1 or 0-2 misfortune,” Dennerby said in a delivery from All India Football Federation.
“Yet, we additionally need to comprehend that you can’t dominate all matches. Be that as it may, we need to have a triumphant attitude, one where we would rather not lose any match and will battle until the last whistle.”Dennerby said his players are more than spurred to confront the home side.
“There’s a great deal of fervor in the group since Brazil is a generally excellent footballing country and we follow a ton of the Brazilian players ourselves. We as a whole appreciate them, and there is a long way to go from them also,” said the Swede.
“Playing against them is a major inspiration for us all.”India are right now positioned 57th while Brazil are put 50 spots above them. Refering to the more elevated level of the adversaries, India skipper Ashalata Devi said it will be a “colossal freedom” for her side to play against a top group in the world.”Brazil is clearly a major group, they are higher up in the rankings too, and we see ourselves as exceptionally fortunate to get this sort of a chance to play against them. This is a major chance for us to take in and improve from them,” said Ashalata.
It will be whenever that a senior India first group will confront Brazil in football. In the interim, for Brazil, it will be a goodbye match for their incredible midfielder Formiga Mota.
“We have arranged for around 90 days in front of this, so I am invigorated and certain heading into the match. I’m truly eager to play against both Marta and Formiga as well. However, we will attempt our level best to stop them,” said Ashalata.