Kathmandu: The head coach of the Nepali national football team Abdullah Almutairi has said that he performed well in the second friendly match against India.
After losing the match 2-1 to India at Dasharath Stadium on Sunday, he told a press conference that he was happy with the performance of the Nepali team when he forgot the result. “We played very well today. I am happy to forget the result, ”he said.
Head coach Almutairi said that Nepal could not finish even though they had a chance to score.
“We have improved. I am happy as a coach. According to the strategy of the opposition, we played in our field in the first half. “We played openly in the second half,” he said.
Almutairi said that Tej Tamang’s goal, Vishal Shrestha and Rajan Gurung’s debut and the performance of Nepali players were good aspects of the game.
Similarly, India’s coach Igor Stimak said that he played better than the first game and was happy with the victory. He said both India and Nepal had improved.
“Both teams played well. Our second half was better than the first. “The players played well. I want to praise our players,” Stimak said.