U17 World Cup: Luis Norton – Scoring a goal against India is difficult

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The Portuguese coach shared his thoughts on what the strongest point of his team is…

India scored their first ever goal in the FIFA World Cup when Jeakson Singh headed home from a corner-kick against Colombia.

Although India have suffered back-to-back defeats in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, Luis Norton de Matos was proud of the display.

He was questioned on what he thought was his team’s strongest aspect.

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“We are very strong in our organization. That is our strongest point. We have good concentration and it is difficult to score against us. Of course, India’s offensive quality can be different. After Mexico, we work a lot on set pieces. In football, the most difficult part is the offensive process. It is what we need time to work more and more.” concluded Norton.

India lost to USA in their tournament opener before Monday's heartbreak against Colombia and two defeats from the first two games have hugely dimmed the hosts' chances of knockout round progression.

India will take on Ghana in their final group game on October 12.

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