‘Hopefully we will not repeat mistakes that were committed in last match’


India U-17 women’s team head coach Thomas Dennerby is hopeful that his side will play compact football with utmost discipline when they take on Andorra in the early hours on Friday.
This is the second match of the Indian under-17 team’s ongoing exposure tour to Spain. They earlier lost to Sweden Under-17 side 1-3.
“Andorra will be another challenge for us but we will be organised and disciplined against them,” Dennerby said on the eve of the match.
“We have worked on pressing in our sessions and hopefully we will not repeat the mistakes that were committed in the last match,” the Swede said.
“We have learnt that better teams will take advantage of our mistakes and score at their end, something we surely want to rectify,” Dennerby further added.
“We have defended well against Sweden and created more chances than before. If we can continue to put the same effort, hopefully we can win this time. But before all this, we definitely want to play a quality game”, Dennerby said.
The exposure tour to Spain has been planned by the All India Football Federation as part of preparations for the upcoming FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup slated to kick off on October 11 in India.
Dennerby said his team did a good job on the pitch against Sweden though the result wasn’t favourable. “We scored in our last match and to know that we can score against good teams is obviously a great feeling. We created other chances, but couldn’t capitalise.
“We were close enough to score more goals and hopefully we will take positive things from the match and work harder against Andorra,” the coach said.
The Head coach is aware of the challenges in Spain, especially the weather which is different from India, but feels it won’t cause much of a problem.