Coach Thomas Dennerby says upcoming three-nation U-17 football tournament would help India women determine where they stand

The coach of U-17 women Indian football team, Thomas Dennerby said his players were good and they have been working hard ahead of the three-nation tournament, which begins in Mumbai on Friday.

Press Trust of India December 10, 2019 11:34:04 IST
Coach Thomas Dennerby says upcoming three-nation U-17 football tournament would help India women determine where they stand
  • The U-17 Women's Football Tournament 2019 will be held from 13-19 December in Mumbai where India is set to face Sweden and Thailand.

  • This tournament will also be a first for Dennerby after he took charge in November.

  • Given the quality of the opposition side, Dennerby said the matches will be a nice start to understand where the team stands.

Mumbai: The coach of U-17 women Indian football team, Thomas Dennerby, on Monday said his players were good and they have been working hard ahead of the three-nation tournament, which begins in Mumbai on Friday.

He also said the tournament was a good platform to judge where his team stands at the moment.

Coach Thomas Dennerby says upcoming threenation U17 football tournament would help India women determine where they stand

Thomas Dennerby (L) was appointed coach of the Indian women's U-17 team for the upcoming World Cup. Twitter@IndianFootball

"It is a very exciting time. It has been good to start learning about the players both on and off the pitch. So far from what I've seen, I can say that the girls are very good and have been working very hard.

"Of course, there are things we need to develop and work on — and that is the reason we are here," Dennerby was quoted as saying in a release issued by the All India Football Federation.

The U-17 Women's Football Tournament 2019 will be held from 13-19 December where India is set to face Sweden and Thailand.

The U-17 team arrived in the megapolis on Monday.

This tournament will also be a first for Dennerby after he took charge in November.

Given the quality of the opposition side, Dennerby said the matches will be a "nice start" to understand where the team stands.

"We hope to have a good tournament. It is exciting to play friendlies against good opponents and it will be a nice start to see where we are at the moment.

"It will also tell us the areas of the game where we need to work on, the 60-year-old added.

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