Sunil Chhetri spills his heart out in an emotional video appealing to Indian fans

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Sunil Chhetri spills his heart out in an emotional video appealing to Indian fans

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SportsCafe Desk

06/03/2018

Team India skipper and all-time top scorer of the Indian football team - Sunil Chhetri has made a desperate appeal to football fans in a recent video that was posted on Twitter recently. Chhetri urged everyone to come and support the Indian football team in the stadium so as to motivate them.

The Indian football team are currently involved in the Intercontinental Cup and will go up against the likes of New Zealand and Kenya in their remaining two matches of the group stage. The table toppers utterly destroyed a young Chinese Taipei team as they ran riot at the Mumbai Football Arena to win their opening game by a margin of 5-0.

Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri took his tally to 59 goals from 99 matches as he found himself only behind football greats like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, as far as his national record was concerned. But in an emotional video post the win, Chhetri opened up to football fans as he made a heartfelt appeal to local supporters to come to the stadium to watch the national team play.

“To all of you who are fans of big European clubs and support European clubs with so much passion and sometimes you guys think that the level is not the same, so why do you waste your time? Agreed, the level is not the same, not even close but with our desire and determination, we will try our best to make your time worth.

“To all of you, who have lost hope or don’t have any hope in Indian football, we request you to come and watch us in the stadium,” the skipper added. “I mean it’s not fun to criticise and abuse on internet. Come to the stadium, do it on our face, scream at us, shout at us, abuse us, who knows one day we might change you guys, you might start cheering for us. You guys have no idea how important you guys are and how important your support is,” Chhetri said in the video uploaded on Twitter.

India are scheduled to take on African opponents - Kenya on June 4, which will see Chhetri reach a milestone of 100 games for the team India. They will play New Zealand on June 7, which will be the last match of the group stage of the tournament.

“I request you all to please come ...talk about the game, go back home, have discussions, make banners. Please get involved, this is an important time and juncture in Indian football and football in India needs you guys,” Chhetri added.

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