The Maldives national football team head coach Petar Segrt said they deserved the SAFF title as the title was fruit of hard work of all the players.
I am very happy .. we derive the win .. the Maldives people should proud of boys because they made the dream true for the Maldives, he said at a post match press conference held today after their remarkable 2-1victory over India in the SAFF final.
He said the boys played fantastic football all through the match, especially in the first half, they worked hard today and they should deserve the title.
Ibrahim Mahudee Hossain, who played for the first time in the SAFF Championship, said: I feel very happy today because we have able to win the trophy for the nation.
On the other hand, India U-23 football team head coach Stephen Constantine said the boys showed lack of experience today that resulted the day's defeat against the Maldives.
However he was not disappointed the day's result because the boys gathered experience from this level of tournament.
I don't think that we are disappointed with the result .. it was the learning experience for the boys from this tournament. he said.
Stephen said most of the players of his team don't have experience to play such kind of big level tournament they would take lesson from this tournament and as they would lead this national team after seven to eight years.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)