Indian Under-23 football team coach Derrick Pereira talks about the young and upcoming players who might form the nucleus of the senior team in years to come.
Derrick Pereira, among India's most experienced football coaches, recently led the Indian Under-23 men's squad to the AFC Championship qualifiers. Though India lost both games, the young side showed plenty of positives. In this exclusive interview to Arjun Pandit, Pereira looks back at the challenges of putting the team together and how these competitive games give players a massive opportunity to grow. He also talks about young players who might form the nucleus of the senior team in years to come, the need for a coherent style of play for the development of the sport and the all important question of Indian strikers for the future.
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