India under-17 Women Squad Takes on Romania in Friendly on Sunday


New Delhi, India U-17 women's national squad is set to
face Romanian counterpart in friendlies in Turkler, Turkey,
with first play scheduled for Sunday (February 16).

Ahead of the play, India head coach Thomas Dennerby predicted a
"physical battle" awaited against Romania.
"Romania have a good passing game and have players with good technical
skills. They are a physical team and have players who like to tackle a
lot. They like to have to tougher games in terms of physicality and it is
good for us to get used to that type of opposition," the coach said.
Dennerby, who has the experience of leading Sweden and Nigeria at the
FIFA Women's World Cup behind him, added that his side will have the
upper hand when it comes to speed.
"One advantage for us is in terms of pace and movement as we have
quicker players. I expect a physical game and I want us to come out
with a victory against Romania," he stated.
The Indian team arrived in Turkey on February 11, 2020 to prepare for
the matches. Talking about the preparation, Dennerby said that he is
happy with what he has seen so far and that the focus in on
solidifying the back-line.
"Training has been good in general. We have worked a bit more on the
defensive organization than we used to do.
We think it's a good time to work with things such as structure and
movement in order to have a really good defence.
We feel comfortable with what we have seen so far and players are
adapting and understanding what we want them to do," he mentioned.

With the weather in Turlker on the cooler side -- hovering around
15-17° C -- the coach stated that it is sometimes good to train in
such conditions.
"The weather has not been a problem at all. It is good sometimes to
have training sessions when it is not that warm. However, we are more
interested in doing the right things on the field," he rounded off.

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