Sunil Chhetri demands more matches for Indian football team: 'It is paramount, give as many as possible'

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India's friendlies against UAE and Oman successful March were their archetypal matches since November 2019. Sunil Chhetri said that it was precise important to springiness much matches to the team.

India precocious won their lucifer 2-0 vs Bangladesh successful FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022 (Courtesy- Indian Football Team Twitter)


  • Chhetri said that it is "paramount" that India get to play matches much often
  • India's friendlies against UAE and Oman successful March were their archetypal matches since November 2019
  • Chhetri said that helium sees a batch of hunger successful the younger players successful the team

Indian shot skipper Sunil Chhetri said that it is important that the nationalist squad gets to play much matches than they are now. Chhetri is presently successful Doha, Qatar, wherever India are playing the remaining matches of their 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualification matches.

Their archetypal crippled of the period successful the resumed qualification tourney was against Asian champions Qatar connected June 3 and it was India's archetypal lucifer since they played 2 affable matches against Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) successful March this year. The 2 friendlies themselves were India's archetypal duty since November 2019, though overmuch of that agelong interruption came due to the fact that of the Covid-19 pandemic.

"The lone happening we request to bash is springiness much games to the nationalist team. It is precise important to effort and springiness arsenic galore games arsenic imaginable to the nationalist team," Chhetri told Sports Today connected Wednesday.

The 36-year-old guardant said that helium is assured of "good times" up for the squad considering the younger players who are coming done the ranks.

"Yes, I spot the hunger and it makes maine truly happy. I spot the boys eating good and taking attraction of themselves. I spot that they are optimistic. They are not precise unchangeable and comfy close present but it volition travel with experience. I spot each the close attributes successful them. The adjacent generation's leaders similar Gurpreet (Singh Sandhu), Sandesh (Jhingan) and Rowllin (Borges) are precise bully examples. They are each precise demanding, bully times are going to follow," said Chhetri.

India look Afghanistan successful what volition beryllium their last lucifer successful the World Cup qualifiers connected June 15.

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