Indian national team's captain Sunil Chhetri has urged his team to stay calm, composed and confident against Macau as well as warned them against complacency as India edge closer to qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup.
Chhetri spoke to the media on the eve of the important match and said, "The only thing which we are talking about in the dressing room is how to qualify for Asia Cup, that's it. And once we do that, we will be happy."
The Indian captain called for calm ahead of the match yesterday as he told PTI, "Just because we are on the top in Group A, there is a buzz that we would win tomorrow's match. I have seen many things not happening when I thought it would. Therefore, I would prefer to be calm in tomorrow's match."
Talking about opponents Macau, Chhetri said, "Some sides may look weaker on paper, but that does not guarantee a win."
Indian national team coach Stephen Constantine was asked whether he would field young players in the next two matches if India register a win today and he replied by claiming, "I will always look at playing youth in the Indian national team and any other national team, for that matter."
India vs Macau kicks off at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore at 7:30pm IST tonight. The match will be telecast live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in India.