Commenting on the clash against Singapore he said: "I don't have much idea of Singapore except for the video which we were shown in the team meeting. All south east Asian teams are very strong and come hard at you. Singapore will be no different. It will be a competitive match for sure."
Pal also showed confidence in Dutch coach Wim Koevermans.
"It’s not been long that he has taken over the reins. We need to be patient and give him more time to settle down. I wish he stays long in India. The start has been a dream one and the script for the future promises much. But I reiterate we need to be patient," said the Prayag United player in a All India Football Federation statement.