Indian Football

Asian Cup qualifiers: Sandesh Jhingan wants India to deliver on their potential

Arjun Singh Devgan
Sandesh Jhingan is India's star defender
Sandesh Jhingan is India's star defender / Pakawich Damrongkiattisak/GettyImages

India men's football team star defender, Sandesh Jhingan has reiterated that the Blue Tigers have the potential in their ranks and that they need to deliver results according to that ahead of their 2023 Asian Cup final round opener against Cambodia.

India have been in drawn in Group D of the qualifiers alongside Cambodia, Afghanistan and Hong Kong - with Igor Stimac's side been touted as the favourites to top their group and qualify for the main tournament.

Jhingan who is considered to be the best defender in the squad, wants his side to start delivering on their potential.

"We know what we need to do. I’ve always said that the expectation on the group itself on each other is so high because we know the potential of this Indian team the score is very high, so we know we need to start delivering and that we are motivated and individually as well," he said in a press conference.

The 28-year-old himself has not seen a lot of minutes on the pitch due to injuries and he will be expected to marshall the defence and put on a five-star showing considering that he is one of the more experienced and senior members of the squad.