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Indian football team express happiness over Igor Stimac's appointment

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After the appointment of as the head of team, several players expressed their "happiness," and welcomed the from saying, Indian "will benefit from his immense experience."

Central defender Sandesh Jhingan said, "Stimac's experience will be great for Indian Football, especially after what he has achieved with in 2014. At the moment, is ranked 5 in the ladder, besides being the finalists, and him being one of the pioneers of that process shows his positive vision."

"Personally, it's a big bonus for me. He was a central defender during his playing days and had such a great in 1998. So it's an opportunity for me to learn a lot," he added.

Jhingan also stressed on the importance of being patient, "Most importantly, it's time for me and the entire squad to adapt to his system and believe in the process, and vision behind it. As a nation, we need to be patient, have a positive attitude, and support each other for more glories."

The central defender's comments came after talismanic striker had tweeted on Stimac's appointment.

"I'd like to extend a warm welcome to the new boss, on his appointment as of team. He brings with him a tremendous experience of having coached on some of the biggest stages in We will do well to benefit from it," wrote Chhetri in his first of a series of tweets.

Chhetri also mentioned that he has already spoken to the team.

"This will be a process, one towards which we will be giving nothing less than 100%. I've already spoken with the boys from team, and we have begun working on our fitness as we need to switch modes soon," he said.

Chhetri concluded his series of tweets explaining, "When there is a change in at the helm, what doesn't change is our desire to keep improving. What I am also assuming won't change is the way all you fans have backed us. Let's all turn to this new chapter."

Meanwhile, said he is "really looking forward" to the camp in

"I'm very excited, to be honest. We have a busy year coming ahead which is really good for us to keep developing as a team. We need games like the King's Cup, and to challenge ourselves to grow. I'm really looking forward, If we keep doing our jobs as we have in the recent past, I'm sure we will grow even more," Sandhu said.

Defender said, "I'm very excited to have a new coach in the like of His experience will be a great addition to the team and we will look to go one better under his leadership.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 15:28 IST