India play their first match on Sunday against Thailand, followed by games against UAE and Bahrain on January 10 and 14, respectively.
India goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu feels the key to India’s success in the upcoming AFC Asian Cup will be in approaching the games smartly, one at a time. The continental tournament is set to begin from January 5 in the UAE.
India have been clubbed in Group A alongside Thailand, Bahrain and hosts UAE. They play their first match on Sunday against Thailand, followed by games against UAE and Bahrain on January 10 and 14, respectively.
“No team will come into the Asian Cup without doing their homework. I am sure the other three teams will hold us in high regards as well. All of our three opponents are big challenges to face,” Gupreet was quoted as saying by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) website.
“We have to be smart in our approach. We have to take it one game at a time, look to get the best possible result in the first game, and then approach the second match accordingly,” he added.(pti)