Stimac admits that scoring goals is a big problem for the current Indian football team

NEW DELHI: Indian soccer team coach Igor Stimac He feels that scoring goals has been a big problem and his team will have to fix it quickly so that the country starts to win games.

After an encouraging start for your 2022 World Cup After the qualifying campaign, India failed later, drawing with players like Bangladesh and Afghanistan to avoid having a place in the third round.

The Indian team has been competitive in all five games so far, and picked up an unlikely draw for the Qatari Asian champions, but the lack of vanguard has proved costly.

Score goals is our big problem right now. We are playing good football and the effort is there, but we don't have that final touch in and around the box. We need to find solutions to that, Stimac said. as the official website of the world governing body says FIFA .

We are working on it, through sets of parts and other methods. We have also been changing the team's style of play, with fewer long balls, and I see real progress there: statistics show that our retention of the ball is already much better.

With just three points from five matches and at fourth spot in their group, India's 2022 World Cup qualifying chances are over.

I just wish I had better results so far. We were always big losers in this group, said the Croatian who won the bronze medal at the 1998 World Cup in France.

Stimac, de 52 años, dijo que ama cada segundo como coach de India desde su nombramiento hace seis meses.

I loved every second so far. It is a privilege to lead the national team of such a vast and great country. The passion is there. People might not think that India is a football country, but it really depends on where you go. Cricket in some regions is quite dominant, but in other places football is as important to people as it was to me while growing up in Croatia.

It has always been said that India is a sleeping giant when it comes to football, and that is true, because the potential is there. Together, we have to start waking up that giant and make sure we are competitive in the next Asian Cup y pasar a las eliminatorias de la Copa del Mundo en 2026 , dijo el ex coach de Croacia.

The former Croatian international defender was in charge of the Qatar Star League team, Al Shahania, for a brief season in the 2016-17 season, and predicted that the 2022 football show will be the most fascinating.

It will be a shame (for India) to miss Qatar in 2022 because I think it will be the most fascinating World Cup in history. I trained in Qatar for a while and I have been visiting again since I stopped working there. It is an amazing country and the people there will make the World Cup a great success. I know there have been doubts but, honestly, it will be amazing.

Talking about next year's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup to be hosted by India, I said, It's all part of the journey India is on as a football nation, and it's another positive step forward. We just have to keep everything moving in the right direction and, if we do that, the future here will be very exciting.

There were doubts about India hosting the U-17 World Cup (men's) a couple of years ago and in the end they received high praise for the fantastic work they did. It will be the same for the women's event next year. It will help a lot in the development of the young players here. We have quite a few members of that under-17 men's team that already have an impact on our senior team.