My players can give strong teams “a run for their money” says Matos

Vastavam web: Entering the FIFA U-17 World Cup as the underdogs, India coach Luis Norton de Matos on Thursday said his players can give strong teams “a run for their money” on their day.India are clubbed with Colombia, USA and Ghana in Group A of the tournament starting October 6.”If we play to the best of our abilities, we can put a lot of good teams under pressure and give them a run for their money. On our day, we can put strong teams under pressure,” Matos said.
Matos was appointed head coach in March this year and in a short span of time, he has tried to build a team ready to fight the best, and the Portuguese is now optimistic.The India U-17 side is currently training at the Conscient Football ground in Gurugam.”The boys know the meaning and sentiment of wearing a national team jersey in a mega tournament like the FIFA World Cup. The sentiment of wearing the national colors and giving your all for the country runs deep in this team.”In football anything is possible and we will take to the field keeping in mind that fact, to show the world that we belong on the same stage as them.”