Confidence stems from belief and India's performance in the friendlies against Maldives (1-1) and Qatar (2-1) should provide motivation to strive for bigger and better things when the national team take on the UAE in a World Cup qualifying match at the Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium in Al Ain on Saturday.
"UAE surely have the advantage but my boys are up for the challenge. They are really playing good football at the moment," said national team coach Armando Colaco."Every game we played was a great learning experience. This is a new team and it's a good build-up for the future. The boys are eager to play and give out their best. The boys are really putting up a lot of effort in this progress. I am sure they will rise to the occasion," he added.
The win against Qatar, who are currently ranked 94, will spur the team forward said the 58-year-old coach.