Indian team trains in Mumbai ahead of AFC Asian Cup qualifier

Mumbai [India], Mar. 14 (ANI): The Indian senior national team had their first training session under the watchful eyes of head coach Stephen Constantine at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai on Monday.

Reflecting on the training session, Constantine said, "For me these are the best moments when you are able to train with the national team. It's the thing which I do best"

"The national team obviously is the mirror of a nation's football and I think in these last two years we have managed to make the nation proud."

"We still have a long way to go but our objective will be to qualify for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019," he added.

15 players have already joined the national camp and the Indian players selected for the national camp from I-League club Teams Mohun Bagan and JSW Bengaluru FC will be joining the camp on March 15 after their AFC Cup encounter.

"It will be the same what I expect from them every time they come to the camp. At the camp its hard work, professionalism, and enthusiasm from every Player", Constantine added.

The team is currently gearing up for their International friendly against Cambodia in Phnom Penh on March 22 before clashing swords with Myanmar on March 28 in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers.

"Myanmar are a young squad and their German coach has developed the boys over the last eight years. They have shown in the recent Suzuki Cup that they have developed into a very good side and they will be very difficult to beat at home", Constantine said. (ANI)