Bengaluru FC

"Childhood dream come true" - Prabir Das on joining Sunil Chhetri at Bengaluru FC

Mudeet Arora
Prabir Das has joined Bengaluru FC
Prabir Das has joined Bengaluru FC / ISL

Bengaluru FC's newest signing Prabir Das has expressed his excitement at joining his new club last week by revealing it has always been his dream to be playing with Indian football legend Sunil Chhetri in the same team.

Das will be training with his new club soon as the Indian Super League's 2022-23 season is on the horizon and believes that the Blues could be his pathway to Igor Stimac led Indian football team.

While speaking to the Indian Super League after his move, Das was asked about his thoughts on sharing the dressing room with Chhetri.

He replied, "Oh yes! It’s a dream come true for me. It was my childhood dream to share the dressing room with Sunil bhai. Performing in matches and training with a legend like him is every footballer’s wish.

"Fortunately, I am going to get that opportunity. I have a lot to learn from him and Gurpreet bhai. I never got the opportunity to sit with Sunil bhai for a long time."

Das added, "I hope I will get the chance to have a chat with him, and he will share his experience with me, which is going to be my treasure. I want to know how he keeps himself fit and fine after playing at the highest level for more than 20 years. Can’t wait to see him and talk to him during BFC training."

Das concluded by revealing his experience playing in three different short-term eras of Kolkata football, Mohun Bagan, ATK FC and ATK Mohun Bagan.

He said, "Mohun Bagan AC was the most memorable phase of my career because they were the only ones who had an offer for me at that difficult time in 2015-16. Nobody, except them, was ready to take me. By signing for them, I began to perform well. In that year, we won the Federation Cup though I couldn’t take part in that triumph.

"Then I joined ATK FC and became the ISL Champion which was also a memorable event in my career. When I heard that ATK and Mohun Bagan were going to merge and take part in ISL, it was great news for me. I was overwhelmed to imagine the old green and maroon jersey with my name and number. Finally when I laid my hands on the jersey, I was remarkably emotional and excited. To be in the playing XI and play in those colours was yet another memorable memory for me."