Bangladesh last lost to India 2-0 in international football. India captain Sunil Chhetri single-handedly snatched the World Cup qualifier in Qatar on June 6. Chhetri scored the first goal due to the momentary negligence of defender Tapu Varman.
I will meet that girl again tomorrow. However, this time the hero of Bangladesh’s victory against Sri Lanka is not willing to give Chhetri a chance. Bangladesh got off to a good start with his penalty goal. India ahead in the second match. Again that chhetri-panic. However, overcoming that panic, Tapu said in the practice of the Bangladesh team yesterday, ‘Of course, we will have all the efforts to stop Chhetri. I myself will be a little more careful. ‘Advertising
However, it is not easy to stop Chhetri. The 36-year-old striker is still a source of panic to the opposition. Chhetri, who has scored 85 goals in 120 matches for the national team, is also India’s biggest hope this year. India will start the SAF Championship tomorrow with a match against Bangladesh at the National Stadium in Male.
Encouraged by winning the first match, Jamal Bhuiyan is talking about losing to India. Of course, they will be happy in the draw. If they get 1 point from India, the red-green team will survive well on the way to the final of the tournament. If you lose, you will fall behind.
Bangladesh has not forgotten its failure to reach the last four safe group stages. So at least hope to play the final this time. The new coach is sweating in practice to fulfill that goal. Outgoing coach Jamie Day usually practiced less. His practice was not even for an hour. However, Jamal Bhuiyan’s interim coach Oscar Brujon’s practice for the SAF has sometimes taken more than two hours.
Good news for Bangladesh, midfielder Sohail Rana recovered from fever and returned to practice yesterday. He said that he is ready to play against India. The conviction of losing to India was also heard in his voice, ‘I am feeling better now. If the coach is in the XI, I would like to give the best. Winning against India will be a great thing for us. Hopefully, we can win against them. ‘
Coach Brujon is keeping Bangladesh ahead from one side. Says, ‘India’s point is zero, Bangladesh’s 3. We will be psychologically ahead in this place. Going on the field with 3 points in hand will definitely increase morale. However, the coach knows that if there is no good defense, there is danger in the India match.
But two center-backs of the Bangladesh team, Tapu Barman and Tariq Kazi, were spotted at the turf field of Mall yesterday. Paul Small, BFF’s technical director, who came to Male with the Bangladesh team, spoke at length with Tariq on one side of the field. Smiley is not usually seen with the boys football team. She traveled everywhere with the Bangladesh women’s team. This time he came with the national team. It is his job to advise the coach and to observe everything. Polly is seen as active in the girls ‘practice, not in the boys’ national team.