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Moved on from Asian Cup disappointment: Gurpreet

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NEW DELHI, March 14: The Asian Cup ouster, after coming so close to qualifying for knockouts, was a bitter pill to swallow, but India�s top goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has moved on and is hoping to win the Indian Super League with Bengaluru FC.

The 27-year-old remains the first ever Indian to play a competitive match for the first team of a top-division European club.

�The Asian Cup was an incredible experience, winning our first game in 55 years and making it a close fight in the next two. It was disappointing to bow out but we gave our best. I have moved on from that and looking forward for the next challenge,� Gurpreet told PTI, ahead of the ISL final against FC Goa.

In January, India crashed out of the AFC Asian Cup with a heartbreaking 0-1 defeat against Bahrain, who scored in the injury time, after starting the tournament with a 4-1 drubbing of Thailand in Group A.

The national team�s heartbreak came months after his club lost to Chennaiyin FC in the final of last edition�s ISL.

�Last year�s final is history now, we have learnt from that and have become a better team. Reaching the final again is an achievement in itself but we will give our best to win it.

�We would just like to play the way we have played throughout the year and do not make a lot of mistakes, if we do so rest will take care of itself,� the custodian, who turned out for Norwegian top division club Stabaek and is also the first Indian to play in UEFA Europa League, said. � PTI

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Moved on from Asian Cup disappointment: Gurpreet

NEW DELHI, March 14: The Asian Cup ouster, after coming so close to qualifying for knockouts, was a bitter pill to swallow, but India�s top goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has moved on and is hoping to win the Indian Super League with Bengaluru FC.

The 27-year-old remains the first ever Indian to play a competitive match for the first team of a top-division European club.

�The Asian Cup was an incredible experience, winning our first game in 55 years and making it a close fight in the next two. It was disappointing to bow out but we gave our best. I have moved on from that and looking forward for the next challenge,� Gurpreet told PTI, ahead of the ISL final against FC Goa.

In January, India crashed out of the AFC Asian Cup with a heartbreaking 0-1 defeat against Bahrain, who scored in the injury time, after starting the tournament with a 4-1 drubbing of Thailand in Group A.

The national team�s heartbreak came months after his club lost to Chennaiyin FC in the final of last edition�s ISL.

�Last year�s final is history now, we have learnt from that and have become a better team. Reaching the final again is an achievement in itself but we will give our best to win it.

�We would just like to play the way we have played throughout the year and do not make a lot of mistakes, if we do so rest will take care of itself,� the custodian, who turned out for Norwegian top division club Stabaek and is also the first Indian to play in UEFA Europa League, said. � PTI