The Indian U-17 women's football team is set to take on hosts Italy in their first match of the sixth Torneo female football tournament starting on Wednesday. After the team's preparation camp in Jamshedpur, the tournament is going to give a platform to the team to prepare for the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup to be held in October. Thomas Dennerby, the team's head coach, has said ahead of the match at the Gredisca D'sonzo Stadium in Italy that he has confidence in his team and the girls are going to do well.
Dennerby said the preparation has been good. We are engaged in working on our strength and conditioning as well as technology. We are improving step by step. Players are adapting themselves to the conditions with each day, and they understand how and how we need to play against different genres. This is the first real match that the girls are going to play. Hopefully, it'll be a good match for us.
"I've been with the team for a while, and we're training at a good pace. I hope we're going to find a good way to handle every situation as a team rather than as an individual. About the opposition, Dennerby has said that we are playing Italy, and it is bound to be a tough match. We are just hoping for a good performance. I'm not thinking about the result, I want to see how the team is performing. "He's said I respect the opponents, and it's a really good start for the team. This will let us know what aspects we need to work on until the World Cup starts in October.