India U-17 girls hungry to get back to the pitch, says coach Thomas Dennerby

India U-17 Women’s Team Head Coach Thomas Dennerby feels his players are starving to get back to the pitch once normalcy returns after the end of the nationwide Lockdown

India U-17 Women’s Team Head Coach Thomas Dennerby feels his players are starving to get back to the pitch once normalcy returns after the end of the nationwide Lockdown that has been enforced to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I think the girls are hungry to get back to the pitch. Football is their life. All they want to do is to play the game again,” Dennerby said in a live chat on the Indian Football Team Facebook page.

“They are now at a stage where they are attempting to reach the highest level. There are a lot of training routines that they need to maintain for them to reach the physical levels where they can perform on the pitch. But deep down, I can really understand that they all want to get back on the pitch with the football once again,” the 60-year-old stated.

The U-17 Women’s Team were camping in Goa and were given a break to go back to see their families after training in February. But with the lockdown being enforced after that, they have been stuck at their respective homes post that.

Dennerby has come with a vast experience in his repertoire, having guided Sweden to the third spot in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, a quarterfinal finish in the 2012 Olympics.

The experienced campaigner believes that it is the perfect opportunity for the girls to make a mark for themselves at the onset of their respective footballing careers.

“This is the perfect opportunity for the girls to show everyone what they can do, at a high level. How many people get such an opportunity,” Dennerby stated.

“There will be 23 players in the final squad. Some maybe need to have an extra walk-talk with coach to calm down. Some are ready for pressure situations. Some need an extra push. There are different individuals in the team. You have to handle them differently.” The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 is to be held from February 17 to March 7, 2021 across five venues in India.

– Report courtesy AIFF media 

Also Read: Vikram credits coach Venkatesh for helping him ‘mature’ as a player

For Trial related updates: Latest trials updates in Mumbai Football 

Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for all the latest happenings in the world of Indian football.

Lemon Break Sports FC to conduct trials for MFA 1st Division campaign

Lemon Break Sports FC is conducting trials for its first division side that will be playing in the MFA league for the upcoming season. Lemon Break SC is one of…

Share

Kenkre FC to conduct trials for Senior Women’s Team

Mumbai-based Kenkre FC are slated to conduct trials for their Senior Women’s Football Team on the 9th of October at Neville Dsouza Ground, Bandra. Kenkre FC have long been regarded…

Share

NLWS FC to hold trials for MDFA 3rd division

NLWS FC, a club based out of Dadar that will be playing in the MDFA 3rd division for the 2021-22 season will be holding trials next Sunday (10th October) Mauli…

Share

Income Tax Football team to conduct trials for Elite Division Campaign

MDFA Elite Division side Income Tax Football team will be conducting trials for ‘Guest Players’ for its upcoming 2021-22 season. The team is now looking to rope in few ‘guest…

Share

Oscar SSE to conduct trials for U 14 and U 16 category in Mumbai

Mumbai based Oscar SSE will conduct trials for their youth teams on 2nd and 3rd October at Wings Sports Centre ground. Oscar SSE is a 2-star AIFF Accredited Academy plying…

Share

Footie First to conduct trials for MFA 2nd Division team

Footie first will be conducting trials for its first team which will play in the MFA 2nd Division 2021-22 season. While the club has definitely set standards by winning the…

Share

Companeroes SC to conduct trials for MDFA 1st Division Campaign

Mumbai based MDFA 1st division side Companeroes Sports Club will be conducting open trials for their upcoming 2021-22 season. Players interested in appearing for the trials must have prior experience…

Share

Madanpura FA, Sara FA to host trials for the upcoming MDFA season

Sara Football Academy and Madanpura FA to host trials for MDFA Super division & 2nd division and 3rd division respectively on the 30th August 2021. Sara FA will be hosting…

Share

Mumbai Ultras FC invites all aspiring footballers for a trial

Mumbai Ultras FC is organising their trials for the upcoming season. The Mumbai Ultras play in the MDFA Super Division. The team is focused on the holistic aspects such as…

Share

Oscar SSE to conduct trials for multiple age-groups in Mumbai

Mumbai based Oscar SSE will conduct trials for their youth teams on 17th April at the Karnatak Sports Association ground. Oscar SSE is a 2-star AIFF Accredited Academy plying their…

Share