On Tuesday the Indian men’s football team squad can have its task cut out once it takes on Vietnam within the  Thinh Friendly football Tournament in Ho Chi Minh city .

In their opener last Saturday, india were command to a 1-1 draw by lower-ranked Singapore.

Up against an assured Vietnan, which blanked Singapore 4-0 in their 1st match, the Blue Tigers can got to be extraordinarily focussed.

“It will be a very different game against a much stronger opponent, so our approach will also change accordingly,” said India head coach Igor Stimac said on the eve of the match.

“We need to be more focused, especially on vertical football and quick transition.

“At the same time, we must maintain focus on our defence as well. They pose a real threat from long range shots, and from their crosses, and we need to be able to deal with that,” said Stimac.

The India head coach has additionally closely followed the match between Vietnam and Singapore, moreover believes that their Tuesday’s opponents area unit an organized unit.

“I’ve watched their first match against Singapore and they (Vietnam) are a very disciplined side,” said Stimac.

“They have also had enough time after the first game for recovery, while we need to see how many of our boys will be available and fit to play.” However, the 55-year-old chose to look at the brighter side, which is the availability of most of his players for selection.

Hinting that there may be significant changes to the side, he said, “A few of our players are back and fresh now, so we will make sure we have enough strength and speed on the pitch for Vietnam.”


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