Perrin: We have to get three points

China head coach Alain Perrin is eager for his side to get their World Cup qualification campaign back on track when they face Maldives on Tuesday. 

China are currently in third place on the Group C standings after beating Bhutan 6-0 and drawing 0-0 with Hong Kong. However, following a rather lacklustre performance against Hong Kong last Thursday, Perrin is hoping that his side emerge victorious against Maldives.

The Frenchman believes that key to beat Maldives will be converting the scoring opportunities that present themselves, something they failed to do against Hong Kong.

"The most important thing is to get three points," Perrin told Xinhua. "We need more passion, more precise (shots) and efficiency in front of goal than last match.

"We need to stick to the same tactics against Hong Kong. In that match, we had 40 shots, including eight on target, and created many chances. We have to be more precise this time."

Even though Maldives have lost to Hong Kong and Qatar heading into their match against China, Perrin believes that it would be a grave mistake on his side's behalf to underestimate Maldives, especially considering that Qatar needed a goal late in injury time to secure their victory.

"However, it will be difficult to get the points," he said. "As we see, Qatar, the strong team of the group, still needed a 99th minute goal to seal the 1-0 victory against the Maldives. We need more patience to win."

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