National football coach Stephen Constantine feels the chilly weather in the Nepali capital with the mercury dipping to 14 degrees Celsius wouldn’t be a problem for the Indian team as they take on Nepal in the return leg of the World Cup Qualifiers here on March 17.
"The weather is not a factor. It’s not that much different from what we had in Guwahati. That was one of the reason I wanted to camp and opted to play in Guwahati. It’s not much dissimilar," Constantine said.
India had defeated Nepal 2-0 in the first leg at Guwahati on Friday.
The Indians, who arrived in the Nepali capital on Saturday night, had a practice session on Sunday afternoon under the watchful eyes of the coach.
However, despite enjoying a two-goal cushion, Constantine emphasised there was no room for complacency when the two teams meet on Tuesday.
"We had a good home-match in Guwahati and as we face Nepal in the away match we stay aware that it will be a very difficult match for us. We respect Nepal as a team," he said after the practice session.