Last quote by Stephen Constantine
Stephen Constantine quotes
Yes, we have two or three players who are 50-50 for this game.
I did not come here to lose. I wish him all the best from the day after, but not tomorrow. All of them. Anyone can hurt you anytime. I have seen them play two or three times and they are a good team with good intensity.
We haven't had access to the players, so when they go back to the clubs (between national camps), it is a different level and intensity is different. The boys know what is expected.
The best example of continuity is Myanmar. They qualified for the U-20 World Cup 2015 on merit, average age on the senior national team is about 24 and have got a coach (former U-19 coach Gerd Ziese put in charge of Myanmar senior side) for the last eight years.
My personal opinion is that the national coach should lead all the national teams, in (football) philosophy, selection of coaches, methodology. They (talented age group boys) are going to come to him. There is a side to the argument which asks what happens when a national coach gets sacked. Till 17 years, the boys are learning different systems anyway. The philosophy may change (when a new coach comes in), but continuity is essential.
I need to thank the Western India Football Association headed by Mr. Praful Patel and Mr. Aditya Thackeray for their hospitality and help. I admire their passion for the National Team. We didn't face any obstacle during our training process.
The character showed by the boys in the Camp has been exemplary. They worked very hard and we are looking forward to getting a result in both the matches. We are ready for the dual challenge.