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"I think we will beat Maldives" - Graham Roberts, Nepal coach

"I think we will beat Maldives" - Graham Roberts, Nepal coach

Graham Roberts looked upbeat despite losing their opening encounter by two goals to Group A rivals Palestine...

Nepal succumbed to a 0-2 defeat in their first match of the AFC Challenge Cup in a Group A encounter against Palestine in Kathmandu.

While talking about the loss, Graham Roberts was upbeat about the performance but said unnecessary mistakes cost them dearly.

"We started badly but we recovered well after 20 mins. But my boys made lots of mistakes that cost us dear".

While commenting about the opposition that thwarted them today, he was quick to point out that although they scored two goals, Nepal could have very well avoided conceding them altogether.

"Palestine players look professional and they utilized their chances. We made mistakes. When you make mistakes, you will be punished. We gave away two sloppy goals".

Roberts also lamented that his team failed to put to bed the chances that they created

"We fought well against them. We had some goal scoring chances but all wasted."

Roberts was however looking forward to the match against Maldives. He accepted that they would be a tough opposition but was equally sure that Nepal would certainly come out winners from that match.

"Maldives match will be a tough one. It's a must win game since we have to win to stay in the fray. I am telling you we don't have any pressure against them. We will try to win every game, I think we will beat Maldives."