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AFC Asian Cup: Bhaichung Bhutia Praises Indian Women’s Football Team

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The Indian women’s football team was unable to force a win against Iran in their first Asian Cup match, but the performance has been praised by the legendary Bhaichung Bhutia. Bhutia, who watched the proceedings from the venue on Thursday, said the Indian team was unlucky not to finish on the winning side. “I am very impressed with the way the girls played. They were unlucky not to get all three points. The Iranian goalkeeper also made some incredible saves which deny us even more,” said Bhutia.

“Women’s football has come a long way,” said the former captain, who is the only Indian to have played more than 100 games for her country along with current captain Sunil Chhetri.

From her own experience, Bhutia knows that the first match was always difficult, but he was satisfied with the way the team operated tactically.

“The Blue Tigers were so organized and kept their form at all times. They were able to open up during attacks and cut them down while defending, all of which are the hallmarks of a well-trained squad,” he said in a statement from the All India Football Federation. .

“They (the players) got back to their positions quickly, and there was always someone to support the other.

“Coach Thomas Dennerby needs to be complemented. He has done an incredible job,” said Bhutia, known as ‘Sikkimese Sniper’ during his playing days.

Noting the chances missed by the Indian strikers against Iran, Bhutia lamented the unavailability of star striker Bala Devi, who is recovering from surgery.

“Perhaps, looking back, the experience of a Bala Devi up front may have been useful. But injuries are an integral part of football, and I am confident that others will fill the gap,” said Bhutia.

The former captain of the women’s team Bembem Devi, who was also present at the stadium, was also delighted with the performance of the locals.

“The face of women’s football in India has completely changed. Everything was very well coordinated, the fitness level was exceptional. I can’t remember when our women’s team was so fit,” she said.

“All of these promise a bright future for us. The accuracy of the passes stood out. Iran has always been a very physical team. But our players were not afraid, the strength of our players stood out,” said Bembem.

She said that coach Dennerby has changed the approach of the Indian team with his coaching methods.

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