Aleksandr Krestinin, the head coach of Kyrgyzstan football team spoke to the press ahead of his team's crucial Asian Cup qualifier against India on Tuesday.
A confident Krestinin feels that his team are ready for India and revealed their target to be a first placed finish. " We will aim for victory tomorrow. We are ready and we know what we need to do tomorrow. Our main goal is to qualify for the first place."
"We have information about India and their preparation and conditions. I think they also have information about us. This is 21st century and there are no secrets. We are ready to play." remarked the coach.
The head coach of India's opponents feels India is strong at home, but was dismissive when asked about a lack of time for preparation for the match, confidently saying his team does not require a huge amount of preparation for Tuesday's game.
"We haven’t played many games to prepare. Our players play in Europe and in Kyrgyzstan, all players in good conditions. We don’t need to make some big preparation for this game." said Krestinin.
"We know India is a strong side with good physical condition and good in defence. They are very strong at home."
Lastly, the head coach of Kyrgyzstan stated that his team isn't ready to accept anything less than a victory on Tuesday.
"We will not be satisfied with a draw. We came here only for victory." concluded Krestinin.
The crucial game kicks off at 8PM IST in Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore.