India’s number one goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu thinks that four-five high profile international friendlies would help the Indian national team going into the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
“Facing China (on October 13) is very good news for us. It gives a chance to test ourselves against a good opponent. We have tried to develop into a fighting unit in the last three-four years and we need to use the available windows,” Gurpreet told PTI during a chat.
“Maybe four to five friendlies against good teams will be an ideal preparation. But it also comes down to teams’ availability and willingness. The AIFF is doing a good job as we try to prepare ourselves for stiff competition from strong opponents.”
Coming to speak about issues that players seem to have with head coach Stephen Constantine, Gurpreet said, “There are good things that come out (in the media), and there are also bad things. See, the coach is giving us results, we have proved it in the last few years. For me, he is a great coach, and knows what is required.”