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Aimar, Scaloni praise India U-20 team

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Aug 9: Days after India U-20 defeated Argentina U-20 in the COTIF Cup, former Argentine great Pablo Aimar, who accompanied the Argentina U-20 team as the technical director, lavished praise on the Indian colts.

Both Aimar and coach Lionel Scaloni had dropped into the Indian camp to have a chat with the Indian players.

�We would be happy and would like to play other Indian age groups teams as well. The U-20 Indian National Team players played well with lot of passion and the players ran a lot during the matches,� Aimar, regarded by many as one of the most elegant Argentine players after Diego Maradona, said.

�We would be happy and would like to play matches against Indian National Teams in India or in Argentina in near future,� he opined.

Lionel Scaloni, who coached Argentina U-20 in the COTIF Cup singled out Amarjit Singh and Jeakson Singh for their performances.

�Indian Captain Amarjit Singh played very well against Argentina and Jeakson Singh was very impressive the manner he played against Murcia,� Scaloni, who has taken up as the head coach of the Argentina senior national team said.

�If India continue to play like this for three or four more years, the players have a bright future ahead. We are happy to meet these young players.�

�The Indian team were very well behaved in the team hotel and there was mutual respect between both the teams.� � PTI

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