Luis Norton De Matos want to lead his example of his nation Portugal’s qualification to the world cup as a inspiring tale to help the Indian U-17 football team of India to regain confidence ahead of their important group stage fixture against Ghana.
Portugal defeated Switzerland in the last qualifying game and directly booked themselves in the World cup to be held in Russia next year.
Matos explained his nation’s fight till the end to qualify for the sport’s mega event held in Russia next year. He said it was a dream to come true and likewise he wants to put another dream into reality to help India escape the group stages by beating the Afro nation Ghana.
He said in the press conference,” My nation Portugal entered the 2018 world cup as group winners. One of my dream is thus fulfill. My next dream would be helping India to snatch points against Ghana and move to the next round.”
The U17 national side played a very good game against Colombia allowing the team to recover stamina and willingness to fight more. Matos indicated this as the stepping stone of development.
“Portugal once felt the same congestion to those of India are facing now. Luis Figo, Usabio, Rui Costa and Cristiano Ronaldo then triggered the development of the nation. Similarly, the U17 national team will lead the line for youngsters to make a progressive future ahead. Our team consists the material to create the new forces of Indian football. This is a long term innovative approach in country’s total development for football.”