Asked about the usa game and its side-effects on the team's preparations, Wangjam said the 3-0 scoreline was not good but it was part of the game and that the team had already put that loss behind them.
The occasion of Friday evening at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium was not lost on those who had longed to see India make its mark in a Federation Internationale de Football Association competition.
Not just their flashy hairstyles, but the boys' effort during the momentous occasion drew praise from the crowd.
Sargent, a forward from O'Fallon, Missouri, who signed with Germany's Werder Bremen last month, was tripped in the penalty area and beat Dheeraj Moirangthem to the goalkeeper's right with a penalty kick in the 30th minute.
Komal nearly pulled one back from India in the second half. But India really put up fight. Midfielder Komal Thatal, who was mighty impressive, came close to scoring a goal, but his lob went over the bar. The only highlight for Indian team came in the 84th minute.
"But the third goal is the punishment for us". There is a big gap between our team and others in our group.
The US played remaining first-half finding another goal.
Speaking to the media after Saturday's practice session, Wangjam made it clear that even though they were boxed in their own half for long parts of the first period during their opening game against United States, the idea wasn't to keep defending for the 90 minutes.
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"The one thing that is important for us is that every game, we're going to learn", Matos said. They (Colombia) will also give us a tough physical fight but we are ready for it. It could have worked had the USA not used the flanks better.
When asked about the environment to an elder couple - Dhrub Mitra and Laxmi Mitra, they said: "We are here to support India".
But, Friday is all about the fact that an Indian team is playing the World Cup for the first time ever.
"India made it hard on us, especially in the beginning".
India have been placed in Group A alongside the US, South American giants Colombia and two-time winners Ghana. They have prepared well with the AIFF sending the players for training tours in Europe and a tournament in Mexico but the home side are clear underdogs in the game against USA. The two Semi-Finals will be played on October 25.
Having taken over the side only earlier this year, Norton de Matos has made some changes, bringing in some physicality in key positions.