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"This is a very good opportunity. I know India and understand its culture. I think we will get to taste lot of wins, but want to make sure these guys have an understanding of winning. This is one of my main focus area as analytical coach," he told PTI.
"I know him from past few months. I am amazed about his enthusiasm to inculcate the habit of winning among players. Most of the players are already learning finer aspects of winning, and I am no exception," he added.
Apart from providing inputs to head coach Sjoerd Marijne, Ciriello will work with Indian dragflickers ahead of the big-ticket events.
"Dragflicking is not only about flicking. There is much to it. 33 per cent is all about executing a good push. Another 33 per cent is about perfect trapping and 34 per cent is about flicking. So, I am working on imparting these three skills to dragflickers," he said.
"You don't get goals, if one of these skills goes awry," he said.
Replying to a query on P R Sreejesh's comeback, Ciriello said the goalkeeper brings in good culture and calmness, besides he also is very expressive in his thoughts.
"Sreejesh also is one among the core players who has played over 100 games and many youngsters bank on his experience and assistance to improve their game," he said.
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