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After his scintillating performance where his hat-trick sank Sporting, spoke to Churchills Bineesh Balan...

Churchill Brothers SC romped past Sporting Clube de Goa last weekend wiith a 8-4 win where Bineesh Balan was the star man as he scored a hat-trick in the first half. The striker was delighted with his performance and thanked the Supreme Being.

"Honestly, to score 3 goals in 40 minutes is not an easy task. I am really proud of myself and I thank God for giving me this opportunity," Balan told

The Goan club are just behind Dempo SC in the league standings despite having the same number of points given that the defending champions have a better head-to-head record.

"We can definetely win the league. We have a united bunch of players and with hard work and persistence, I am sure we can win it," he opined.

Balan has had a decent season so far with Churchill Brothers and he hopes to make it into the India squad in the near future.

"My current form has been good and I am giving my 100%. So yes, I am expecting a call-up sooner or later."

The 23 year old is happy with his stint at Churchill Brothers and hopes to continue plying his trade with the Goan club.

"I joined Churchill from TATA Football Academy in 2008. I am really happy here and the club respects me.  They like me, that is all I want," he mentioned.

"I want to continue this good form next season. I had received a lot of criticism early on in my career regarding my lack of height. I just want to prove to everyone that short people can be good footballers, I would like to thank Jesus because it is God who has helped me achieve what I have today and with his blessings, I will surely improve to be a better footballer," he signed off.

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