National side are improving gradually
India are getting better each time they play, but you can’t always see it in the result, that’s according to National Coach Wim Koevermans.
The Blue Tigers are without an away win in eight years, but the coach believes the statistics can be misleading and offers a reason for the poor form outside the sub continent.
Speaking to Goal India Koevermans said: “We always play strong opposition who are much higher ranked than us. And when you play a higher-ranked opposition the chance of losing the match stays much higher.
“At the same time it’s necessary to play higher ranked teams as it’s important to learn from them.
“Sometimes losing is a part of the process. We always take a lot of good things from our performances when we play stronger opposition.”
The German has identified the defence as India’s weak link and is working on a strategy to offset that.
“Tajikistan (game) was a learning process for us. The team is improving with every match but it’s not always showing in the results. It’s always a worry to concede early and we definitely need to work out on that.
India are currently preparing for the SAFF Championship in Nepal, which kicks off tomorrow.