Indian defender Sandesh Jhingan believes that the team needs to deliver according to their potential during the third round of the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers. He has urged fans to show their support in numbers at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. The expectations are high as they are on the highest-rank side of their group as well as will enjoy home advantage in Kolkata.

“We know what we need to do. I’ve always said that the expectation of the group itself on each other is so high because we know the potential of this Indian team the score is very high, so we know we need to start delivering and that we are motivated and individually as well,” Indian defender Sandesh Jhingan said. “This is what we dreamt of as a child — to play in front of packed stadiums. The more the fan comes it’s better. It gives us extra motivation. As always said that playing in a full packed stadium is something we should cherish and so very happy and thankful that everyone showing interest and coming.”

“Firstly, I need to make my place prominent. No player has a permanent place. I just need to get myself on the team because in the competition quality is so high. So, every day in training you got to prove yourself. On your partnership question, that’s how the modern-day football and the most important thing is understanding,” he added.

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