Gurpreet is not taking Afghanistan, Cambodia and Hong Kong lightly

Asian Cup Qualifiers: India’s goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu does not want to belittle a lower-ranked opponent in the upcoming final round of the Asian Cup qualifiers and says the hosts should be “Honorable as well as ruthless” When they started their campaign on June 8th. Follow Asian Cup qualifier updates on InsideSport.IN

Clubs with lower-ranked opponents Hong Kong (147), Afghanistan (150) and Cambodia (171), the world’s 106th-ranked India are the favorites to be eliminated from Group D, the main tournament of the 2023 Asian Cup.

Asian Cup qualifiers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu doesn’t take low-ranking Afghanistan, Cambodia and Hong Kong lightly, saying ‘we have to be respectful but also ruthless’

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“Every draw is difficult in modern football. We have to be respectful of our opponents. ” Gurpreet, 30, told the AIFF website.

“Of course, they are also preparing for these three matches and it is understandable that they did their homework just like us.

After starting their campaign against Cambodia, India will next play Afghanistan (June 11) and Hong Kong (June 14).

There are eleven places from the third and final round of the 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers to be completed which will be completed by 24 teams divided into six groups at different venues across the continent.

Six groups will cut the best and five best runners up.

“We need to make sure we get results. I believe we should be the team that gets tickets for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 from this group. “ Gurpreet said.

Asian Cup qualifiers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu doesn’t take low-ranking Afghanistan, Cambodia and Hong Kong lightly, saying ‘we have to be respectful but also ruthless’

“This is where we want to be again and again and every four years. It is a stepping stone for us. If we do well in the Asian Cup, we are more likely to do better in the World Cup qualifiers. He spoke about the significance of the tournament.

Sunil Chhetri & Co., who were eliminated in the group stage of the 2019 Asian Cup, will have the opportunity to qualify for the 2023 edition of the Continental Showpiece from Group D.

Gurpreet remembers their 4-1 win over Thailand in the last edition of the main tournament.

“Hopefully, we can recreate those moments. In 2019 I was still one of the youngsters, but now I am not. I am now in the category of older players (laughs) “ He signed off.

Asian Cup qualifiers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu doesn’t take low-ranking Afghanistan, Cambodia and Hong Kong lightly, saying ‘we have to be respectful but also ruthless’

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