After returning from Australia to a warm reception here, India's triumphant under-19 World Cup captain Unmukt Chand on Tuesday said his players always had immense the self-belief that they would lay their hands on the coveted trophy despite the squad's initial stumbles.
"The best thing about the tournament is we faltered initially and then we got into the groove slightly later in the tournament. We stumbled a bit, but we peaked at the right time," said the Delhi youngster at a media conference here.
"The best part was, we didn't know what was happening in India, that really kept us on target. The belief was very strong among the guys and we always felt we will go and lift the trophy. The belief only took us further in the tournament and win the tournament."
Image: Under-19 World Cup winning team members pose for a photograph during a felicitation ceremony in Mumbai on Tuesday
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