Terming the charismatic player Sunil Chhetri as a goal machine, Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac praised him stating the 36-year-old plays like a 25-year-old, as evidenced by the combined qualifiers match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and 2023 Asian Cup. He has scored two great goals on Monday. With the help of these two goals from the Indian captain, the team defeated Bangladesh 2-0 on Monday. During this, Chhetri ranked second in the case of scoring the most goals among active players in international football, with 74 goals, overtaking Argentine legend Lionel Messi who has a record of 72 goals.
Stimac said after the match, “Many people ask me about Sunil’s retirement plans. He works hard on the field and in every practice session. He is the best player.” He said, “He is very good in terms of fitness and works like a professional player. He plays and works as hard as a 25-year-old, and scores goals.
He said, “Many people ask me when will Sunil retire? What will we do after his retirement? He remains our best player in every practice session.” Sunil Chhetri scored two goals in a span of 13 minutes to help India register a World Cup qualifier win on foreign soil for the first time since 2001.
The team’s experienced player Sandesh Jhingan believes that even after 100 years, Chhetri’s name will be remembered. “After almost 100 or 200 years, people will still talk about Sunil Chhetri. As long as there is Indian football, people will remember his name. Everyone should see what he does on the field.
As per Indian football latest news, Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu also praised Chhetri and said, “I will keep mentioning that between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi the name of one man keeps coming up and that is my partner, my captain Sunil Chhetri. It shows their commitment.”
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