Goalkeeper Moirangthem Dheeraj Singh was considered one of many prime performers in India’s Zero-Three thrashing by the United States nonetheless he was a disappointed man following the loss inside the advertising marketing campaign opener of the FIFA U-17 World Cup proper right here.
Dheeraj’s exploits beneath the bar even drew reward from USA coach John Hackworth.
But for Dhreeraj, who made at least three high-quality saves, along with some extent clear strike by American captain and star striker Josh Sargent, India would have misplaced the Group A match by a a lot larger margin.
“I am disappointed because we lost the match. My good performance matters little if the team does not win,” Dheeraj talked about.
Besides Dheeraj, USA coach Hackworth had praised the two central defenders Anwar Ali and Jitendra Singh for denying success to the US strikers for prolonged intervals of time.
Asked what he felt regarding the reward showered by the USA coach, Dheeraj talked about, “It is the duty of the goalkeeper to save goals and obviously I have to save as many as possible for my side.”
The Manipuri moreover rued regarding the second goal scored by the US from a deflection.
“Basically, it (the goal) was a deflection and you know it was from a corner and one of my team-mates touched it and the ball landed in front of the opponent who kicked it and deflected into the net. I could not do anything,” he talked about.
He talked about he’ll try and proceed his good variety inside the subsequent matches.
“I started confidently (against USA) and hope to continue the same in the next match. I will keep the same confidence in the coming matches,” Dheeraj added.
India play Colombia on October 9 and Ghana on October 12.