Draw against St Kitts' was a wake-up call: Constantine
New Delhi: National football coach Stephen Constantine says the 1-1 drawn game with lower-placed St Kitts and Nevis in the tri-nation series was a wake-up call for India ahead of their AFC Asian Cup Qualifier 2019 against Macau.
The draw against St Kitts and Nevis on August 24 drew the curtains on India's nine-match winning streak.
Constantine said that the team has learnt valuable lessons from the encounter ahead of the away match against Macau.
"The game against St Kitts and Nevis was a wake-up call for us. We made a mistake in defending a corner and we paid for it. To me, it was a lesson learnt as we need to be more focused and determined," said Constantine.
"We had chances to win the match but as we didn't take it and had to settle for a draw. What I mean to say is that you won't get that many chances against Macau. So we need to be on our toes," he said.
The national football coach said that India has a "healthy respect" for Macau and their main aim would be to finish off the game.