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The 21-year-old that the bench has the capability of taking the responsibility on their shoulder when they face Maldives on Monday...

Sunil Chhetri is suspended for the SAFF Championship 2013 semi-final against Maldives after the Indian skipper picked two yellow cards in the group stages.

Alwyn George admits that Chhetri's absense could affect the team, but believes that the players coming in have the potential of delivering the goods against Maldives.

"It (Sunil Chhetri's absense) will be a big loss, but we have got players on the bench who can play the game and do something," he told reporters.

"I was a little nervous (playing against Pakistan) because that was my first match where I started [with the India seniors]," the former Arrows player hopes that, given a chance on Monday, he will score a goal against Maldives.

Alwyn however refuses to be accept that India will be going into the match as the underdogs. "We (India) have played against Madives in the past, like in the Nehru Cup, and we have beaten them. So I don't think that they are underestimating us.

"We are practicing and doing things right in our way. Let's see what happens. We are motivated and mentally prepared for our semi-final match against Maldives and I hope for the best," he concluded.

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