Asia Cup winning captain Rani Rampal said, "none of the current crop of players has ever been to the World Cup, and it was a dream for all of us to play the tournament. So that spurred us on. And Asia Cup was our last chance to qualify on merit." India's savior in the finals, goalkeeper Savita said,"When the coach has confidence on you, there is no way that you can do any wrong. He just asked me to stick to the basics, and treat the finals like a practice session only."