SAFF U-15 C'ship: India coach Bibiano wary of fit Sri Lanka

India U-15 coach Bibiano Fernandes has warned his team against complacency ahead of the SAFF Championship match on Tuesday in Kolkata.

India U-16 coach Bibiano Fernandes interacts with his team during a training session.   -  AIFF Media

India U-15 head coach Bibiano Fernandes is wary of the 'physically fit' Sri Lanka side ahead of the third 2019 SAFF U-15 tournament clash at the Kalyani Stadium on Tuesday.

India has recorded comprehensive victories in its first two matches against Nepal (5-0) and Bhutan (7-0), but Fernandes warned his charges against complacency, as a fit side like Sri Lanka could do a lot of damage.

"Sri Lanka have been a tough team to play against, and their players are very fit. So we will definitely take this match seriously and hopefully, we'll have the three points at the end of the game," said Fernandes.

India is tied at the top of the table with defending champions Bangladesh which also has six points from two matches. However, the host is ahead on goal difference.

"Our approach will be the same as the previous two games. Three points are what we will be going for, and that's something that we believe will put us closer to the U-15 SAFF Final," said Fernandes.

The match between India and Sri Lanka is set to kick-off at 12 noon and it'll be streamed on mycujoo.

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