The India U-19 women’s team has many areas that need finetuning before playing against Bhutan, believes head coach Alex Ambrose. Before their second game in SAFF U-19 Women’s Championship, Indian U-19 women’s head coach wants to improve before facing Bhutan.
In reality, India already kicked off their SAFF U-19 Women’s Championship campaign with a resounding 5-0 win against Sri Lanka.
However, the team is looking for further changes and evolution as they move deeper into the championship.
Indian U-19 Women’s Head Coach Wants to Improve before Facing Bhutan
At least, the coach for India’s U-19 squad of women, Alex Ambrose, certainly calls for a finesse in their form.
“There are a lot of areas we would like to improve. I think we have to be more clinical in front of goal. We created a lot of chances, and it was good to see that the girls played good attacking football, so the opportunities that came our way, we need to capitalise on,” Ambrose said in an official AIFF release.
“We were not tested much in defence because we attacked a lot and had the ball in the opponent’s final third. So there is always room for improvement,” the coach for India’s young women added.
Despite these concerns of his, the coach agrees India U-19 team enjoyed a good start in the championship.
After all, they have as many as four players who are donning India’s national jersey for the first time period.
“I think it’s been a very good start for us by beating Sri Lanka. It was very encouraging for the players and we look forward to improving in the coming games,” Ambrose continued.
With Bhutan coming up in the next match, though, the head coach feels that India will need to be alert.
This is because, according to him, the opponents have players that can make a difference.
“Bhutan looks like an organised side and there are players in their team that can definitely make a difference. We have to up our game,” said Ambrose.
“The players understand that, so we will stick to the plan and play, so that we can collect as many points as possible and move ahead in the tournament,” he added, finally.