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Five months is not enough to be ready: Thomas Dennerby | Football news


BHUBANESWAR: Five months of preparation was not enough to get the Indian team ready for Women’s World Cup U-17said head coach Thomas Dennerby.
Host India was knocked out of the tournament with three consecutive defeats, conceding 16 goals.
“We’ve been away from family since March, trying to have a good performance, but we need to accept the fact that these five months aren’t enough to be ready to really challenge the strongest teams,” said Dennerby. after the last match of India.
India was awarded a spot in the main draw of the World Cup by virtue of being the host of the tournament.
India ended their campaign without scoring and suffered a formidable 0-5 defeat Brazil in their last game here on Monday.
“For India, the tournament is over,” the 63-year-old said after the match at Kalinga Stadium.
“There was no chance of reaching the knockout stage. Of course, having to leave the World Cup in the group stage is always painful.”
“In a way, I’m still proud of the girls because they put in so much effort, worked so hard and tried their best,” added the coach.
Before the match against Brazil, India had conceded eight goals in their opening match against the US and three against Morocco.
“India has a good chance to be the top team in Asia. You have enough talented players and we showed that today, but they need time,” Dennerby said at the press conference. after the game.
“They need a good environment where they do training sessions every day. It can’t be like working very, very hard for two or three months and then stopping for two to three months and coming back because you will always to be at the same level.Consistency and regular play is what we need to have.
“We need to have a good long-term program for them with a really good schedule because I know when I see your players that there are talented players. But we need to take care of them right away. from a young age and let them play good academy football,” he added.

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