After three championships, Sunil Chhetri expresses gratitude to his fans, sets his sights on the Asian Cup, and has confidence that he can outshine Messi and Ronaldo for India’s national side.
India’s Top Goal Scorer: Sunil Chhetri
Along with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Pele, Sunil Chhetri ranks among the top 10 goal scorers in the history of national team football.
The enthusiasm from day one (of the competition) has been fantastic. Something wonderful happened out there on the pitch with the way the supporters supported and encouraged us. Furthermore, neither India’s final or semi-final opponents, Kuwait or Lebanon, are typical SAFF squads. They were invited since they bring high-quality side dishes to the table. He told us over the phone that it felt amazing to win because he had previously won similar competitions.
Chhetri recognises a positive shift in the awareness and enthusiasm of Indian football supporters, but he stresses the importance of caution and realism for the squad and the fans. There was never an issue with the spectators at the games, but I do believe it’s great that more people are discussing the beautiful game. I feel a shift in the air pressure. I am aware that while we have advanced in standing, we still have a ways to go. Just keep up the excellent work and keep your eye on the prize,” he said.
Chhetri has stated that the next objective is to have a successful Asian Cup. In our eyes, the Asian Cup is on par with the World Cup. As such, giving it our all and achieving the greatest results possible is of the utmost importance. I hate to pile more expectations on the lads, but we really should be making the Asian Cup every time,” Chhetri remarked.
Currently in international football, anything can happen, and underdogs have a chance to win. In football, anything may happen at any time. He continued, “That’s why we have to do our all; it’s a message I’m trying to communicate to the rest of the team.
Sunil Chhetri has led the team for over a decade, earning him a place alongside history’s most successful captains. He has been the undisputed leader of the team, as evidenced by his individual statistics. Like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Chhetri is one of the top 10 highest goal scorers in the history of national team football.
The other nine names on the list don’t even hold a candle to this one. I mean, like so many other people, I am a huge Ronaldo and Messi fan. I don’t really take this list, or whatever it is, seriously because there really is no comparison. However, he claimed that he might perform even better with the national team.