Talisman striker Sunil Chhetri could be playing “the final season” of his career, according to Indian soccer team manager Igor Stimac. He hopes his star player saves his style for the last minute in the coming months. The next major sporting event in India is the AFC Asian Cup in Qatar. It starts from January 12th to February 10th. 38-year-old Indian football player Chhetri will be playing in his third international competition.
Especially from the Indians, who played a bigger role in the qualifying rounds than last time. At his age, it will probably be a farewell to football. Sunil can play his last season and certainly his last Asian Cup. said Stima. I’m pretty sure the coming months will be trendy for Sunil Chhetri. He was quoted as saying this on the approved website of the Football Association of India (AIFF).
The team is currently participating in a five-day camp and, starting March 22, in the Tri-Nations soccer tournament in Imphal. Chhetri is the third active player with 84 goals behind Cristiano Ronaldo (118) and Lionel Messi (98). Both were part of India’s squad for the 2011 and 2019 Asian Championships. Chhetri, 38, made his debut in 2005. He was instrumental in helping Bengaluru FC qualify for Saturday’s Indian Super League final.
” Sunil Chhetri didn’t make the squad this season. He sat on the bench, stayed, and prepared. He’s been working to lose a lot of weight, which is complicated at his age, Stimac said. “aim to reach the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup if they want to lead beyond that name. But when the demand was greatest he was there for his club, helping them and taking them to court. He won the more crucial claims.” Ten months before the Asian Cup, the 106th-placed Blue Barracudas play their first commercial game since September. At the Trade Event Imphal, they meet the Kyrgyz Republic (94) and Myanmar (159). India drew 1-1 with Singapore in the last internationals and shortened the 3-0 defeat by Vietnam. Aside from Chhetri, Team India also have aging stars like center-back Sandesh Jhingan and goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. Read More: R Ashwin grabs No.1 ICC Ranking in bowling, Virat gets up in Batting
Stimac is concerned about a likely shift in the upcoming core player base. “We need to know that some of them are years older. It’s nice to say, but goodbye has to come sooner or later. Said the Croatian, quarterfinalist of the 1998 World Cup. Besides him (Chhetri), Sandesh (Jhingan) and Gurpreet (Singh Sandhu) are our greatest strengths as a team. I didn’t hide it in any way. “
“They are free children with great characters, strong attitudes, and good intelligence. This is an introductory platform for us to take a look around. However, we must take into account her age. Gurpreet and Sandesh could be 4 or 5 times more to play further.”