Indian Football

Bhaichung Bhutia: India footballing legend believes that players need to be given the right exposure

Arjun Singh Devgan
Bhaichung Bhutia is one of India's greatest players
Bhaichung Bhutia is one of India's greatest players / PRAKASH SINGH/GettyImages
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Former India national men's team skipper and legend, Bhaichung Bhutia has reiterated the need to give the youngsters and players the right exposure, considering that the football scenario in the country is changing quite a lot.

Bhutia who hails from Sikkim, believes that the North East region of India has a lot of sports talent and hoped that the Baichung Bhutia Football School (BBFS), which he recently launched would be able to give players the right exposure to have a good career.

"The football scenario in India is changing quite a lot and the opportunities are much more. We need to make sure that the players are given the right exposure. For us the NE region is where the talent is. It is important to start a centre here. We are looking at promoting and supporting a lot of players," he said at the inauguration of the BBFS.

"We need to make sure that the players are given the right exposure. At BBFS, we are doing our best. My own son is enrolled as a boarder at the BBFS-Gurgaon. He is 12. I am giving him the exposure since he wanted to play football," the Indian legend added.

Bhutia who scored 26 goals in 80 appearances for the Blue Tigers revealed that during his teen days there were no formal training and exposure and that he was lucky to be spotted during a game and taken in by the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

The BFFS is being supported by the Government of India through it's Khelo India Programme.

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