Hero Gold Cup: Myanmar coach hails ‘lucky’ win against India

BHUBANESWAR: Despite a 2-0 loss to Myanmar Maymol Rocky’s team earned plaudits from the opposition coach who labeled the win as ‘lucky’.

“We are very lucky to win against India. The goal we scored early on was a lucky goal for us. If went goalless into the interval, I’m sure we would have had some problems,” Head coach Win Thu Moe commented.

Myanmar took the lead in the 2nd minute when a defensive lapse allowed them to score.

“India and Myanmar are not very different. In fact, India are the strongest team that we have faced. It was a very tough match to play against them. It is very difficult to win against India. Our players became tired in the match. We were stretched to our limits. We wanted to keep ball possession but could not control that,” said Moe.

“I was very surprised that India lost against Nepal. We were expecting to see India in the final but I am happy that we have Nepal as opponents in the final,” he added.

Coincidentally, India has been drawn against hosts Myanmar, Nepal, and Indonesia in Round 2 of the Olympic Qualifiers for Tokyo 2020.

“We play India in the last match of the Olympic Qualifiers and we are sure that it will be the match that decides who goes through. It will be a tough match for us,” said Moe.

He also praised midfielder Ratanbala Devi as ‘a very good player’ and ‘the best in the Indian team.”


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