Indian Football

'Really blessed to be part of a team that works incredibly hard ' - Sunil Chhetri on India's win over Afghanistan

Arjun Singh Devgan
Sunil Chhetri remains India's most important player
Sunil Chhetri remains India's most important player / Indian Football Team twitter

Indian men's national team and skipper, Sunil Chhetri has opened up on the Blue Tigers last-ditch 2-1 win over Afghanistan in their second game of the 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers on Saturday, June 11 - revealing that he is extremely happy with the performance of the team.

Chhetri who is arguably the greatest striker to come for India, remains their most important player as he continues to score vital goals for the Blue Tigers, with the 37-year-old scoring three goals in the qualifiers so far.

"I’m really blessed to be a part of a team that works incredibly hard. It’s not me, it’s the whole team, we work extremely hard, everyone chips in, I’m just the cherry picker of the entire cake in the end. That’s it really, everyone plays a part, I’m not being modest, I have a specific role to play and so does everyone. We gel and try to sync together to be a better team. That’s the target for our young side, all the places are still up for grabs, we’re going to work really hard and be a strong team," he said at a press conference.    

Chhetri will next be seen in action in their final Asian Cup qualifier on Tuesday when Igor Stimac's side face Hong Kong with India going into the final clash with six points to their name, only below Hong Kong on goal difference.