Indian national football team's coach Stephen Constantine has voiced his opinions on building a team for the future, with the first baby step being the AFC Asian Cup. Additionally, he once again stressed that his selectios players based on ability and not their age.
India will be fielding the second youngest squad at the Asian Cup in UAE with an average squad age of about 25 years.
Speaking to AIFF's official website the next morning after India's 0-0 draw with Oman, Constantine stressed on the logic behind his squad selection as he said, "
The English coach then moved on to analysing the game against Oman and praised his players. He said, "
Regarding the AFC Asian Cup beginning next month, with almost 27 percent of the population in UAE being Indians, the Blue Tigers are expected to get incredible support from the stands when they take the field.
The Blue Tigers kick-off their AFC Asian Cup campaign against Thailand at the Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi on January 6, 2019. The match is slated to kick-off at 7pm IST.