Tim Cahill knows India will have tough task in China, but the Australian striker feels that the visitors can secure a positive result when the two countries face each other in an international friendly on Saturday. Cahill, who recently made his Indian Super League debut for Jamshedpur FC, has first-hand experience of China’s footballing scenario.
The former Everton striker plied his trade in China for two years with two different Chinese Super League teams -Zhejiang Greentown and Shanghai Shenhua – and scored 15 goals during his time there.
“I am not going to compare the levels of the leagues because I have only been in India for a short space of time. I know that India have a big task ahead but they are definitely capable of getting a result if they are disciplined and are set up well,” Cahill was quoted as saying in a media release issued by ISL.
The Indian team is playing an international match for the first time in China though the two countries’ senior sides have faced each other 17 times in the past. China have played in India seven times in the invitational tournament Nehru Cup.
38-year-old Cahill, who has played four World Cups, feels the international friendly against China is a good opportunity for India, and if India has to get a result out of this match, they will have to be more disciplined then their opp