Blue Colts drew 2-2 against Gurpreet Singh Sandhu’s Stabaek FC U-16 in Norway on June 21, 2016.
“I never thought that an Indian team would come here, to the arena where I play club matches”- Gurpreet Singh Sandhu said.
Indian international Gurpreet Singh sandhu was very pleased that the young Indian footballers now get the chance to test themselves against European opposition and hopes he can be the catalyst to ensure that several Indian players come to Europe. But he says players must seize any opportunity they get to play football at a high level.
Gurpreet is preparing for Europa League Play off with Stabaek Fotball.(Picture Courtesy: Budstikka)
“I hope I am an opener. I hope these guys will see that there are bigger things outside India. They need to get out and explore the world. They must accept the challenges, and not be afraid to try. I hope it happens and more players come out, and I think it’s a natural progression for Indian football”, says Singh.
“Playing a match against Stabæk is a nice experience. It’s really nice to have them here and I hope they enjoy it”, he continued.
The Indian Colts took the lead in the 53rd minute when Amarjit Singh converted from the spot after Abhijit Sarkar was brought down inside the box. The Indian lead however was short-lived as Stabaek equalized two minutes later to restore parity.
In the 81st minute the Norwegian club took the lead as they converted from the penalty spot after Mohammed Nawaz brought down an opponent inside India’s 18 yard box, to make the scoreline read 2-1.
Shortly after the Indian Colts equalized their deficit as Boris latched onto an Aniket Jhadav cross and tapped the ball home to make 2-2. The full-time scoreline read the same as both Teams failed to score the decisive goal in the remaining time.
Gurpreet Quotes courtesy to Budstikka