MUMBAI, June 6: Indian football team�s young winger Halicharan Narzary today said that the ongoing Intercontinental Cup is a good testing ground for the home team ahead of next year�s AFC Asian Cup.
�The Intercontinental Cup is a very important tournament for us and before the AFC Asian Cup it will be a good platform to test ourselves against some of the teams of different playing styles of the elite level, that we don�t come across often,� Narzary said.
He said a positive result against New Zealand tomorrow will matter as it will help the home reach the final with the momentum firmly on its side.
India are high on confidence after back-to-back victories, against Chinese Taipei and Kenya.
�Obviously we will be playing for a win against New Zealand, but it will not be easy. It will be remarkable if we win all of our three matches going ahead into the finals of the Cup and keep the winning momentum alive till the finals,� Narzary said on the eve of the game.
Post the wins, the team was involved in a recovery session at the pool and team meetings. The squad also went through a practice session at the Mumbai Football Arena. � PTI