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India well prepared to take on hosts UAE, says defender Pritam Kotal
 
( Abu Dhabi, Jan10, 2019): After a comprehensive 4-1 victory against Thailand in the first league match, Indian defender Pritam Kotal feels that they are well-prepared to take on hosts UAE in their next match on here Thursday at the Sheikh Zayed Sports City. Kotal, who played a stellar role as right wing back for India keeping Thailand''s Chanathip Songskrasin quiet in the previous game, said that the team has made specific plans for the hosts.

"We have our plans for the UAE game. You will be able to see them while we implement it on the pitch," said the defender. "They are a very good side. We have a lot of respect for them. But we are ready to give it a real fight." When asked whether Blue Tigers view UAE as their toughest opponents in the group stage, Kotal expressed ''every match is a difficult one.''

"You can''t really say which match is tough. Before the Thailand game, would anybody have said that it was going to be easy? Every match is tough. We expect UAE to be a tough game too. They are the hosts. We have to fight in every game and aim to take three points," he stated. The Indian defence played a key role in keeping the Thai attackers at bay in their last game, and Kotal believes that the back-four has good chemistry between themselves.

"Our back four has been playing together for some time now. That has built up our understanding, and the chemistry," he continued. "We always talk to each other, tell each other where to position ourselves, whom to mark. This has obviously improved since we have been playing together for some time.


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KERALA NEWS
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
China supports suspension of Hong Kong''s controversial extradition bill after massive protests
 Beijing: China on Saturday said it supports the Hong Kong leader''s decision to suspend a controvers
UK court sets Feb 2020 timetable for Assange US extradition trial
Trump blames Iran in tanker blasts, says sea lane not at risk
No debate set for Hong Kong bill after protests
NATIONAL NEWS
Protesting doctors turn down Mamata''s invite for talks, say CM has to apologise first
 Kolkata: Striking junior doctors turned down Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee''s invitation for a meet
Agitating doctors decline Mamata''s invite for talks
Cyclone Vayu to recurve again; likely to hit Kutch next week
Delhi court sends member of Pak-based terror outfit to 5-day NIA custody
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