India skipper Sunil Chhetri expects a win against Turkmenistan

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, ’s all-time leading scorer, says that after three consecutive losses the tie in Octorber 8 is crucial for India in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Following three consecutive defeats in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, India’s all-time leading scorer Sunil Chhetri believes the forthcoming away match against Turkmenistan on October 8 will be crucial — if India has to bag at least a point.

India lost 1-2 to Oman, 1-2 to Guam and 0-3 to Iran in the qualifiers. “Very sad and disappointed to lose three matches. Next is an away game against Turkmenistan. Realistically, we as a team take one match at a time. I think we gave whatever we had against Iran. We gave everything but on the given day they (Iran) were better than us,” Chhetri said.

“The game against Turkmenistan is very important game for us. We will focus on playing positively like we played against Oman and Iran and hopefully we will get a win against Turkmenistan and get a point.”

If India can overcome Turkmenistan, it will be a big boost for them to qualify for 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

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