Male', MALDIVES - Krishna Thapa, coach of Nepal has said that they have a good chance of winning against Maldives as they had decent practices for the Nehru Cup. Nepal will face Maldives today, at 1830hrs (local time) at Jawahirlal Nehru International Stadium.
Speaking to goalnepal.com Thapa said that his side will face Maldives for a win.
"We have always dominated them (Maldives) after 2008 but we haven't produced good results”.
“This time, we have a very good chance to win against them. We have had decent preparation for this championship and the team is a blend of senior and young players from U-22”.
Nepalese do not have a great record against Maldivians as they have lost six out of 13 times they have had a face-off. The last time Nepal faced Maldives was in March, 2012 where they were knocked-out of the Challenge Cup at home.
Even though history favors Maldives, Thapa believes that his side has the quality to get three points from their opponents and this make a good start to their Nehru Cup campaign.
"I want nothing less than a win. We are in upper hand. We don't have any pressure on our head”.
“We are here to learn more and gain experience ahead of South Asian Games and AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers. I am sure boys will play their hearts out to win the match"
“Although we had less time for preparation, we would try our best to reach the final”.