Adil Khan wants to score more goals for his nation
India are all set to lock horns against Afghanistan at Central Republican Stadium Afganisthan on 14/11/19. Adil Khan who became the saviour for Indian national team against Bangladesh in the joint FIFA 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers at Kolkata.
Adil Khan spoked with the AIFF media about their next game against Afghanistan.
Adil Khan on his last-minute goal
” It was the moment of truth for us and thankfully, I could contribute. I could have been anyone actually. Now, I don’t want to look back and reminisce about the goal. I would rather like to score a few more for India.” Adil Khan told the AIFF.
Adil Khan on Afghanistan
” It was a grand occasion indeed and a memorable night for me. Now, it’s time to look forward to our next two matches against Afganisthan and Oman. Afghanistan beat Bangladesh in their only home game so far and they are a respectable side. They can impose a heavy challenge on us”
Adil Khan on the upcoming challenge
“Very tough actually. Afghanistan have always been a juggernaut for us. We have to be very cautious and stay on our toes throughout to garner a positive result against them.
“We have heard from Sunil-Bhai, Gurpreet-Bhai and others how gruelling and taxing it was in the SAFF Tournament final in 2016. AS I heard, a few Afghani players ply their trade in different European Leagues and it underlines how threatening their players can be.”
Adil Khan on representing Indian National team
” It’s a dream-come-true occasion for any footballer to represent his country and I’m no different. I still remember my first match back in 2012 and again getting the National team call-up in 2019was something like my reincarnation as a footballer.”
Adil Khan on the overwhelmed support
“I’m overwhelmed with the love and support bestowed on me. Now, I need to keep my head down and work relentlessly and deliver for the Blue Tigers whenever coach (Igor Stimac) puts me in. I’m trying to learn as much as I can from everyone right from coach to fellow teammates. My primary aim is to grasp it and try to implement when the situation demands.”