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Youngest in Asian Cup, India’s Shilky eager to study for future

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Youngest in Asian Cup, India’s Shilky keen to learn for future

At 16 years and a couple of months, Indian defender Shilky Devi is the youngest participant within the upcoming AFC Women’s Asian Cup and {the teenager} feels the expertise of taking part in with the senior staff will maintain her in good stead on the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Shilky is amongst 15 gamers within the Indian squad below head coach Thomas Dennerby, who’re below the age of 25 on the AFC Asian Cup, which begins on Thursday.

The teenager from Manipur is the one one who can be eligible to play within the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup additionally to be held in India later this 12 months.
It’s an excellent studying expertise for me and the others who’ve joined with me from the U-19 squad,? Shilky was quoted as saying by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).
I’m taking part in with so many senior gamers right here and this can undoubtedly assist me going into the U-17 World Cup.
I hope to cross on this data and experiences to my teammates on the U-17 degree and we are able to solely study from this. This expertise will certainly assist me going ahead,” she added.
Other than Shilky, who has already made her senior debut towards Brazil final 12 months, the Indian aspect has three gamers from the U-19 nationwide staff ? Priyangka Devi, Sumati Kumari, and Mariyammal Balamurugan.
Shilky Devi.
To make the soar to the senior degree, it’s important to work tougher, not simply on the pitch, however off it as effectively. We see the seniors sustaining a lot self-discipline simply to get that further yard on the pitch, and that actually rubs off on us. Every day is a studying expertise for me right here,? Shilky mentioned.
Born in a small village of Moirang in Manipur, Shilky began taking part in at an early age and has come via the SAI Academy in Imphal.
Many had informed me that I ought to consider research as an alternative of soccer, early on, together with my mom. But my father at all times supported me. He loves to observe me play soccer,? Shilky mentioned.
Personally, I want taking part in as a defender greater than as a striker, ever since I discovered tips on how to play on this place. I can see the complete sport in entrance of me, and might help arrange my staff and affect the match from defence quite a bit,? she added.
India begin their AFC marketing campaign on January 20 towards Iran.