AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG INDIAN PLAYERS TO COME OF AGE
The Daily Guardian|January 18, 2022
It's a new beginning for the Blue Tigresses as they take on the massive challenge of representing a country of 1.3 billion dreams in the AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 in Mumbai.
SOUMO GHOSH

While the initial target remains to reach the last eight stage, and give themselves a shot at qualifying for the FIFA Women's World Cup, the Indian team -- the youngest in Group A with an average age of 23.13, will look to its young Tigresses to come of age.

"We've got so many youngsters in our team. There are 20-year-olds, 18-19-yearolds, and even a 16-year-old,” said Sanju Yadav. “But playing for the senior team at this young age means that you must come of age mentally. I think these youngsters that we have are very mature." Football is often deemed as a physical sport, but the mental fitness required in the game is just as important. Sanju believes that the youngsters who have made the final list of 23, have been brought in on the basis of both their physical and mental strengths.

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