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Balwant Singh could have scored four, but I will take two: Stephen Constantine

Stephen Constantine had words of praise for striker Balwant Singh after his brace helped India seal a 2-0 win over Macau in their 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier

football Updated: Sep 05, 2017 22:35 IST
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Balwant Singh scored a brace to help India seal a 2-0 win over Macau.
Balwant Singh scored a brace to help India seal a 2-0 win over Macau.(Video screenshot - Twitter/IndianFootball)

India head coach Stephen Constantine was all praise for striker Balwant Singh’s double strike against Macau today stating that the former Mohun Bagan goal poacher could have doubled his tally. (HIGHLIGHTS)

“Balwant scored two goals tonight. He did what he was asked to do. He could have scored four but I will take two,” Constantine said after India’s 2-0 win in the Asian Cup Qualifier against Macau.

He termed it a “valuable win” considering the ultra- defensive tactic employed by the home team.

READ | Balwant Singh brace helps India beat Macau 2-0 in AFC Asian Cup qualifier

“It was very difficult to break down their defence. It is a very valuable win for us. And we stay on top of Group A with 9 points. It was very hard as they were defending with 8 or 9 men. So we are happy with the 2-0 victory,” the Anglo-Cypriot coach said.

Constantine’s boys have now remained unbeaten in eleven games on the trot since the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers Playoff Round 1 match against Laos on June 2, 2016.

India are scheduled to face the same opponents on October 10 in the return fixture in India.