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Game against China is going to be tricky: Jeje

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

India's ace striker is looking forward to the friendly fixture against and feels it is the perfect platform to bolster the team's preparation for the forthcoming AFC Asian Cup.

"I think this game is going to be very tricky. In order to accelerate our preparation for the Asian Cup, we need to play such game. However, we're going to learn quite a few things from this game and we're looking forward to it," Lalpekhlua said on the sidelines of the two-day preparatory camp here before the team leaves for on October 10 to play their first-ever international friendly fixture on Chinese soil.

are currently ranked 76 in the rankings and the striker showed his respect for the Red Dragons as well.

"China are playing smart now. The has gone from strength to strength very much. They are more developed now and we have to play as a team to garner some positive result."

Meanwhile, he also mentioned that the game is more important for the team at this moment than the result.

"The result is obviously important but the most important aspect is how we play the game", he added.

"The team-work is important. We have to work together. If we are able to do this according to our plan, we can get a positive result."

He heaped praise for the AIFF Young of the Year Anirudh Thapa too.

"He (Anirudh) is a good with a good brain. He's high on confidence and played really well of late. I hope he's one to watch in future," said Jeje.

The former AIFF of the Year further stated, "Playing away from your home is always difficult. But we will play the Asian Cup in the UAE and it's going to be a big test for us. So, we need to play more away games now and the match against China is the right test to face.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 19:40 IST