FIFA U-17 World Cup: Forgive us for being jealous of India U-17 team, says Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri said, "You have trained hard and this is your time. Take the stage, we will take the stands. Come On, India!"

By: Express Web Desk | Published: October 6, 2017 12:39 am
fifa u17 world cup, sunil chhetri, sunil chhetri india, india u17 football team, fifa world cup u17, sports Sunil Chhetri interacted with India U-17 team in Bangalore. (Source: Express Photo by Natasha Singh)

In a letter written on behalf of Bengaluru FC, Sunil Chhetri said a day ahead of FIFA U-17 World Cup that the seniors are jealous of the country’s team who are participating in the first ever FIFA World Cup.

Chhetri wrote, “It’s a chance that most of us will almost certainly never get and you have to forgive us for being jealous of you.
But pride is the bigger feeling here. We are not going to give you wisdom about dealing with pressure or taking none of it.
You have trained hard and this is your time. Take the stage, we will take the stands. Come On, India!,”

Talking about the love of fans, Chhetri said, “For sometime now, we have had the privilege of having fans, and its something we are always grateful for. Fans who sing for us, who back us through wins, draws and defeats, trophies and disappointment. Over the next one month, we are giving up that privilege as we turn fans of the first ever Indian team to play a football World Cup.”

“It’s less than a day before your big moment and I am not sure if this letter will make it past the wall, to the zone you have spent into. But if it does manage to sneak in somehow, all of us at Bengaluru FC would like you boys, who will pull on that blue shirt tomorrow, to know something,” added the Indian skipper.

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