The third Asian Cup will include renowned Indian footballer Sunil Chhetri, who claims to be “at his peak.”
Sunil Chhetri will take the field in his third Asian Cup event final after past appearances in 2011 and 2019. Despite being 37 years old, the assailant feels his best is right now.
Tuesday’s 4-0 victory over Hong Kong was achieved by the Indian national football squad. and win in front of a largely full Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata, earning a spot in the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.
The team’s captain, Sunil Chhetri, expressed a desire to play in the Asian Cup at home. I was moved by the number of people that came out to support the Blue Tigers in spite of the rain.
Given our current state, we would have preferred to play at home. Playing here would be incredible, especially with the large crowd. When India qualified for the Asian Cup for the first time ever a second time, Sunil Chhetri said this.
in the third round of Asian Cup qualifying in Group D. Before comfortably beating Hong Kong, India defeated Cambodia and Afghanistan. The Salt Lake Stadium, where all games were played, hosted India’s home matches for the first time in more than two years.
Sunil Chhetri praised the rise of young players in the national squad throughout the course of the three-match campaign. “Although they’ll probably kill me for calling the guys kids, they’re great. We have the perfect mix of senior and younger athletes in the dressing room. You also have Liston Colaco and Suresh Wangjam, who have both excelled, along with Roshan Singh, Akash Mishra, and Liston Colaco.”
“Yes, there are many young individuals coming up, and Ishan (Pandita) has done exceptionally well in his training. Just observe what he accomplished today. Evenings like this are deserved by the players Ishan and Sahal (Abdul Samad) “Sunil Chhetri, who scored the game’s second goal along with goals from Anwar Ali, Manvir Singh, and Ishan Pandita, remarked
Sunil Chhetri will take the field in his third Asian Cup event final after past appearances in 2011 and 2019. Despite being 37 years old, the assailant feels his best is right now. “I’m at the top of my game right now. The most recent Asian Cup is already over. There is a strong drive to work hard. Regardless of whether I or someone else is chosen for the upcoming international competitions, India should be present at the Asian Cup. In order to constantly contact with India’s finest athletes, it is imperative for us as a nation to keep competing in the Asian Cup.
“This gives us the chance to play friendlies with higher-ranked opponents leading up to the event,” the talismanic striker said.
After netting his 84th goal in national colors against Hong Kong, Sunil Chhetri tied Hungary legend Ferenc Puskas for sixth position on the all-time list of international goal scorers. However, the Bengaluru FC player acknowledged he does not focus much on statistics.
“You have to keep going even when it feels great. Sincerely, I don’t think about the records. I am conscious that considering how many I have already played, the number of games I have left for the country is constrained. And I want to enjoy every game, so I plan to go. I want to slide, run, and do everything I can because I know it won’t continue for very long. The best thing that has ever happened to me was playing for my nation. It’s a tremendous honor in every way “The episode of Sunil Chhetri ended.