Sunday's game was very significant for India as they needed to win against Kyrgyzstan in order to to stay in contention for a place in the finals of the Nehru Cup. This was coupled with it being the 100th game which would feature Bhaichung Bhutia in Indian colours.
the Nehru Cup will be a perfect gift for him (Bhaichung). All the players are
very happy that he reached such a great landmark and we all hope that he never
stops playing football,” said the Delhi boy.
on his own performance, Chhetri was pleased to have lasted for the stipulated
injured before the Barcelona tour so couldn’t play any full game in Spain.
very happy to completed ninety minutes after a long time and scoring a goal also
helped my confidence.”
spoken about India’s dismal performance against Lebanon however, a better
showing in their second game seems to have won back the critics who went
overboard in their criticism.
are back on track again after last night’s victory (against Kyrgyzstan). Losing
against Lebanon was a disappointing start but the team has bounced back
immediately so we will now look to build on this first win.”