Individual errors sinks India’s dream
India has been outplayed from the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, as they faded out by the Oman attack. In the joint FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers against Oman, India lost by 1-0, which ended India’s dream of finishing among the top two in the group E.
After a disgraceful game against Oman Indian team started the post-mortem, back to back humiliation by low-rank teams and poor performance against the big side are the concern.
Here are some major talking about their poor performance against Oman.
- Defensive lapse
There is a lot of contradiction about being choosing Ashique Kuruniyan as a left-back, While there are a lot of left-backs available like Sarthok Golui, Narender Ghalot and Subhasish Bose. Ashique didn’t leave any mark during the whole match.
2. Choosing Pronoy and Adil who has been carrying an injury
After the humiliation against Afganisthan Indian fans were expecting a few changes in the squad, especially Pronoy Halder and Adil Khan. Both of them were put on an injury in the previous game against Afganisthan, despite knowing that Indian graffer Igor Stimac choose them. Now all the critics questioning about Igor Stimac’s player’s selection, while having a lot of depth in the reserve bench like Anas and Anirudh Thapa he choose two injured player.
3. Igor Stimac’s tactics
Under the new coach Igor Stimac, the Indian football team played 10 games and won only one and lose 5 games, now all the critics are questioning about Igor Stimac’s style of play. In the AFC Asian cup, this year under the coaching of Stephen Constantine Indian side showed a wonderful performance against big sides like Thailand, UAE and Bahrain. Now Indian side while having the same players in hand they are humiliated by Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Also, Indian graffer Igor Stimac believes Indian side playing good football under him like, passing ability and backline approach towards the goal has been increased. Though the capitalization has not been seen enough.
4. Depending only on Sunil
Undoubtedly Sunil Chhetri is the best in the business, still, he needs rest and other young players to be called up to showcase their talents like Jobby Justine and Jerry Mawihmingthanga. Jobby already showed his skill last time for East Bengal and Jerry this time for Jamshedpur FC, they both can solve goal scoring problems.