"However, look, he keeps himself fit as a fiddle. He is one of the pioneers of the group, the skipper. Also, insofar as he's fit, he plays," said the Englishman after India, positioned 152 on the FIFA table, lowered Puerto Rico, positioned 114, by returning from an objective down.
Constantine additionally said that Chhetri, the general commander who gave away his armband for the amusement for Norway-based goalie Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, can play in different positions in advance.
"A player of his bore, you need to discover the space for him. For me, his place is behind the striker. He brings other individuals into the amusement. He has an eye for objective, he sees the pass, and he works. Dislike he's strolling about. By and by, I get a kick out of the chance to play him behind the striker," said the mentor.
"In any case, there is no lock on his position. In a few amusements, I like him on the left or the privilege, however now in his profession, I see him playing behind the striker," he included commendation of the nation's most noteworthy objective scorer.
To tone down the rapture and give it a reasonable touch, the Englishman said winning only one diversion against Puerto Rico wouldn't change India's FIFA rankings. "I abhor losing. In this way, at whatever point we win, it's alright for me. Aside from the outcome, we got the opportunity to play. We have to play internationals to move up the rankings. Winning one diversion won't help. Beating Puerto Rico, who are above us in the rankings, would help however we require more. That is what I'm attempting to do since I came here.
"They are 38 places above us. Anybody above us is sufficient. Was this amusement proper for us, completely! This gave us a chance to play against South American restriction which we don't ordinarily do. "This is the reason I needed us to go to the US in any case, to get amusements against sides like Guyana, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, these sort of groups, as we take in more playing against them as against littler countries nearer to us," he clarified.
Constantine made it clear to the All India Football Federation when he joined the group that the group's advancement would be a slow procedure.
"When I came in, I said don't anticipate that us will be fruitful overnight, don't anticipate that us will fit the bill for the World Cup, it won't happen. We lost seven of those qualifiers and four of those we lost 2-1. They were greatly improved groups than us and we originated from 175.
"Because we won today doesn't mean we're the best group in Asia or that we're setting off to the World Cup. We require a considerable measure of work, parcel of amusements and I think even the recreations we lost we have learnt a great deal. In my residency 30 players have made their universal introductions. We have a pool of players where I have an issue of picking the left back, right back or the plugs. That is something to be thankful for, to have that opposition," he said.
Constantine clarified that the slow begins the group has in such diversions were because of the distinction in levels between the Indian Super League and the I-League in contrast with the worldwide level.
"It appears we generally begin gradually. The Puerto Ricans were great on the ball. We required some an opportunity to get into our step. In a perfect world when we're playing greater and better sides we have to begin rapidly as on one more day we may not get once more into the amusement. Today we were lucky to adjust early and after that take the amusement from that point.
"When you take a gander at the normal age of the group and the measure of worldwide experience they have, it is difficult. It's altogether different playing in either the I-League or the ISL. It requires some investment to get used to the pace, the rival. You're not exactly beyond any doubt. For whatever length of time that we're winning, I'll surrender the objective on the off chance that we go ahead to score four," he expounded.
In the interim the mentor of the meeting group, which arrived scarcely 24 hours before the match, said rankings could deceive on occasion.
"In some cases, the FIFA rankings can be a tiny bit deluding. We expected a quick and specialized group. We attempted to discover approaches to invalidate that yet lamentably we were unfortunate," said David Guillemat.
"India exploited the errors that Puerto Rico committed and we paid for those errors," the mentor said.
"We had a few confusions as we played home and away with the Dominican Republic. In transit back to San Juan (Capital of Puerto Rico), we missed the flight which further muddled things," he clarified about the late entry.