Nepal Coach Krishna Thapa said that they had poor preparation as they had just two weeks time for preparing themselves for the Nehru Cup football tournament.
Coach Thapa was addressing post match conference after losing to Maldives 1-2 at JLN Stadium, New Delhi.
"It was indeed a poor performance. We have had limited time to prepare for this championship. But this is not an excuse", Thapa said, "The early goal which we conceded also cost us dear".
"It was a mistake of goalkeeper (Ritesh Thapa). He should have gripped that ball well", Thapa said, "The early goal put my boys under pressure".
"We played slightly better game in the second half but we were sort of proper goal scoring moves".
"We will try to improve our mistakes in next game against Cameroon", Thapa added.
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