Everyone is gutted, we deserved something out of the game: Gurpreet
India must learn to capitalise on their chances when up against big teams, said a gutted Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, whose goalkeeping heroics could not prevent a 0-1 defeat to Qatar in their joint 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup Qualifier here.
Just 33 minutes into the match, Asian champions Qatar were a goal and a man up in their own den, but India fought valiantly till the end to avoid losing by a bigger margin on Thursday night.
“I think we were very unfortunate with the result. Everybody in the pitch gave everything and that's what we need. Very unfortunate not to get something out of this game,” he said in a video shared by All India Football Federation (AIFF) on its Twitter handle.
“I think everyone is gutted because after the way we played, we deserved something out of it. But things happen in football and we now move on to the next game.”
India were down to 10 men very early after Rahul Bheke was given the marching orders for handling the ball outside the box.