Abu Dhabi: India registered their biggest-ever AFC Asian Cup win Sunday with a 4-1 thrashing of Thailand in the opener and coach Stephen Constantine thinks that people have a fair idea of what his boys can do at the continental stage.
“I am delighted with the boy’s performance. I thought they fought for the entire 93 minutes. I am happy to get our first win in the Asian Cup after so many years,” Constantine said. “We try to win every game. We want to compete, be competitive. I think today, people got a good look at what we are capable of.”
Skipper Sunil Chhetri scored a brace to get the Blue Tigers going and second-half goals from Anirudh Thapa and Jeje Lalpekhlua sealed a historic victory for India.
However, the coach does not want to get carried away by the victory but wants to keep his feet firmly on the ground.
“It is a process. We are not getting carried away. We won a game but there are still two games left. We need another two points at least to have hopes of qualifying,” the Briton added.