Jack Stefanowski: It will be a challenging match against India

The Nepal coach spoke before facing India in an international friendly in Siliguri which he considered a 'home away from home'
Jack Stefanowski was confident when he addressed the media on the eve of the international friendly against India in the Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri.

When asked whether he had watched India's battling draw against Philippines, he said that with there being no telecast he was unable to but had done his homework regarding their opponents. 

"We couldn't see the match as there was no telecast. We have to deal it in our own way but we have done some research from our side on how to deal with India."

On being asked how he saw the new-look Indian team from the ones they had defeated in the SAFF Championships a couple of months back, the Nepal coach thought that the changes made have the Blue Tigers have improved them.

"India are a very good team. They played well against Philippines. It will be a challenging match."

Nepal were missing the services of key players in the form of Rohit Chand and Bimal Magar who are trying their luck in Europe in trials but the coach was hopeful that the fringe players would come in and prove their worth.

"This is something we have to keep in mind.  The players are working as a group well and we have to take our chances with the squad we have. This gives other players chance to come in and prove their worth."

The location for the friendly was perfect for Nepal according to Stefanowski as the conditions were similar and the coach expected great support at the Kanchenjunga Stadium calling it a 'home away from home.'

"This is our home away from home. We will have a bipartisan crowd, one half supporting India and the other supporting Nepal. I am very much looking forward to the contest. We hope to play a good match."

"This has been a good year overall for Nepal. Great to be here. Anytime you go outside home, it's a great experience. I have also had a great time coaching the nation."


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