AFC Asian Cup Qualifier: Coach Stephen Constantine praises Balwant Singh for making an impact in India's win

Constantine's team have now remained unbeaten in eleven games on the trot since the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers Playoff Round 1 match against Laos in June.

PTI September 05, 2017 22:09:24 IST
AFC Asian Cup Qualifier: Coach Stephen Constantine praises Balwant Singh for making an impact in India's win

Macau: Chief coach Stephen Constantine was all praise for striker Balwant Singh's double strike against Macau stating that the former Mohun Bagan goal-poacher could have doubled his tally.

AFC Asian Cup Qualifier Coach Stephen Constantine praises Balwant Singh for making an impact in Indias win

File image of Indian football coach Stephen Constantine. Image courtesy: Twitter @IndianFootball

"Balwant scored two goals tonight. He did what he was asked to do. He could have scored four but I will take two," Constantine said after India's 2-0 win in the Asian Cup Qualifier against Macau.

He termed it a "valuable win" considering the ultra-defensive tactic employed by the home team.

"It was very difficult to break down their defence. It is a very valuable win for us. And we stay on top of Group A with 9 points. It was very hard as they were defending with 8 or 9 men. So we are happy with the 2-0 victory," the Anglo-Cypriot coach said.

Constantine's boys have now remained unbeaten in eleven games on the trot since the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers Playoff Round 1 match against Laos on 2 June, 2016.

India are scheduled to face the same opponents on 10 October in the return fixture in India.

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