Sunil Chhetri

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Sunil Chhetri said : "It was outstanding, just the feeling of playing with your fans is something that we had forgotten. It was a pleasant reminder, it was amazing. BFS brings back very fond memories. Fans coming after two years... some familiar faces, some new ones. What was common was the love and the noise," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, August 14, 2022 11:42:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I’ve spoken to the boys and my advice is to not give it too much attention because it is out of your control,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 14, 2022 10:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “He’s trying his best to be a part of the team, making sure that he talks to all the youngsters. He’s been very chirpy. With so much experience he doesn’t shy away from voicing his opinion. He’s making sure that everyone is happy around him,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 14, 2022 10:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I've spoken to the boys and my advice is to not give it too much attention because it is out of your control," External link

Hindu Sunday, August 14, 2022 2:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I wish him all the very best. I want to assure him that we are going to give him all the support he needs and also know that he's going to give everything he has for us to do well" External link

Hindu Sunday, August 14, 2022 2:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Moosa (bhai), lads, all the very best. I think it is a great opportunity for all of you. I am pretty sure you guys are going to do well. I know you are going to face some of the best youth teams in England. You have all our support. Just go out there and enjoy. All the best,” External link

news18 Tuesday, July 26, 2022 10:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I hope everything will come out as good for the sport and the country does not get a ban,” External link

guardian Monday, June 20, 2022 1:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “The kind of form we are in, we would have loved to play at home. The way the fans are coming up and supporting us in numbers, it would be great to play here,” External link

news18 Friday, June 17, 2022 8:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “The kind of form we are in, we would have loved to play at home. The way the fans are coming up and supporting us in numbers, it would be great to play here,” External link

Hindu Friday, June 17, 2022 5:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told ( about Igor Stimac ) : "He (Stimac) is one of the best managers that we have played under. The boys are very comfortable. He's very approachable, talks to everyone, treats everyone well. A very warm guy," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 16, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "He (Houghton) had a more stable team, there were a lot of senior boys with him. With Stimac, he's a lot more of young side, a lot of youngsters coming in. That's the slight difference," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 16, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : "Everything... We need a lot of games, a longer camp. The kind of opponents that we play, everything needs to be planned well. Also Read | Anoush Dastgir: A Sachin Tendulkar fan who juggled between India, Pakistan before becoming Afghanistan football coach " External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 16, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “The kind of form we are in, we would have loved to play at home. The way the fans are coming up and supporting us in numbers, it would be great to play here,” External link

news18 Wednesday, June 15, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Abdul Samad ) : “So yes, a lot of youngsters coming up, and also Ishan (Pandita) has been outstanding in training too, and look what he did today. Ishan and Sahal (Abdul Samad) are two players who deserve nights like this,” External link

news18 Wednesday, June 15, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri concluded : “Feels good, but you have to carry on. I genuinely do not think too much about the records. I know considering the number of matches I’ve played for the country, I don’t have that many left. I want to go out there and enjoy every game. I want to slide, I want to run and I want to do each and everything I can because I know it isn’t going to last a really long time. It’s absolutely the best thing to happen to my life – playing for my country. It’s an absolute honour, every bit of it,” External link

news18 Wednesday, June 15, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added ( about Anwar Ali ) : “To seal the top spot in the group in such style, and in front of all these fans is a special feeling. It was so wonderful to see Manvir score, and so wonderful to see Ishan score, and great to see Anwar score at the start. It is always about the team and it is so nice to see” External link

news18 Wednesday, June 15, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The kind of form we are in, we would have loved to play at home. The way the fans are coming up and supporting us in numbers, it would be great to play here," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 15, 2022 4:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Abdul Samad ) : "So yes, a lot of youngsters coming up, and also Ishan (Pandita) has been outstanding in training too, and look what he did today. Ishan and Sahal (Abdul Samad) are two players who deserve nights like this," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 15, 2022 4:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "There is a big prize at the end which is a qualification to the Asian Cup. Even though we have done good in the last two games, we have not achieved anything yet. What we have learnt is to keep everything aside. We just have to focus on the next game, and end the tournament on a positive note," External link

irishsun Tuesday, June 14, 2022 6:22:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “There is a big prize at the end which is qualification to the Asian Cup. Even though we have done good in the last two games, we have not achieved anything yet. What we have learnt is to keep everything aside. We just have to focus on the next game, and end the tournament on a positive note,” External link

news18 Monday, June 13, 2022 7:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It is a very important game and we have to start from where we left off in our previous win,” External link

Hindu Monday, June 13, 2022 7:05:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It feels great to celebrate my 17th year in international football in this fashion. I felt that maybe we will be splitting the points after Afghanistan equalised. But the boys did what they did. But at the same time, such milestones don’t mean much to me. I am honoured and privileged to wear the National team jersey for so long,” External link

news18 Monday, June 13, 2022 2:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “The GPS will say that that was my fastest sprint of the night. We will rest, recover, and have a look at the videos. Hong Kong are a good side, but we are at home and will be backing ourselves. All of the fans will be there too,” External link

news18 Monday, June 13, 2022 2:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “But at the same time, such milestones don’t mean much to me. I am honoured and privileged to wear the national team jersey for so long,” External link

india Sunday, June 12, 2022 9:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "When you are 37, you do not bring in special days on the stroke of midnight. You almost never make it until then. Body clock, and all that. And so, the team and every single person who was at the Salt Lake last night - decided to mark my 17th year of playing for the country, in the most special way possible. The coaching staff and medical team, got in early like always to set the 'party' up. Everyone's best clothes were on hangers. Gurpreet and Sandesh had no intention of giving the dressing rooms its quiet, till we took the little get together to the pitch. In walked the youngsters - Aakash, Roshan, Suresh, Anwar and Jeakson. Liston danced, Ashique sang, Manvir brought the music along. And just when it looked like celebration had done its time, Brandon, Udanta and Sahal announced that they were now in charge, and that we'd only just got started," External link

irishsun Sunday, June 12, 2022 6:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “After they equalised, thought we would have to share the points,” External link

news18 Sunday, June 12, 2022 1:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added ( about error ) : "tarting the tournament is always important, especially when you have one match per team now. The margin of error is very small. You’ve got to take three points and work really hard and hard work always pays dividends," External link

dnaindia Thursday, June 9, 2022 10:53:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “The boys who have not played enough or the U-23 boys should go and get an experience. In the worst case scenario, we are going to lose,” External link

news18 Friday, June 3, 2022 7:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “But we already have eight trophies so we can afford that. Not that it’s not important, but because we have done fairly well in the last 15 years, we can afford to take that risk,” External link

news18 Friday, June 3, 2022 7:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I might write a book. I’m collecting small anecdotes, I’m writing small, small things that I like. And once I’m done and I’ve time, I’ll write it with my manager at BFC,” “Now I don’t have that much time. I really want to devote time to iit. I want to go back to the places, come back to Fort William,” External link

news18 Friday, June 3, 2022 7:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : “They (opposition teams) should feel it. If in a stadium of almost 90,000 people if only 10-15,000 what’s the point of having a home advantage?” “I hope they (state government) will allow it, otherwise it will be a chaos and they will barge in” External link

news18 Friday, June 3, 2022 7:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “There’s a huge football fan base in India. This is the opportunity the Indians fans must be waiting for. Watching top footballers live from close quarters is always a dream. Fanatic Sports has brought some exciting Official Hospitality Packages which allow you a lot of other benefits which are usually not available when watching matches on your own,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 26, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : “I was really looking forward to the two friendlies against Bahrain and Belarus and it’s a shame I’ll be missing out. It’s been a long, tough season and I’ve suffered a few small injuries that need time to heal. I will be doing all I can to recover in time for the predatory camp in May,” External link

india Monday, March 7, 2022 11:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : "I was really looking forward to the two friendlies against Baharain and Belarus and it's a shame I'll be missing out," External link

newindianexpress Monday, March 7, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The potential this squad possesses is immense, and a lot of the lads are riding high on confidence on the back of good performances in the League season. I'm certain we'll put out best foot forward. I'm wishing the team all the luck," External link

newindianexpress Monday, March 7, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : "I was really looking forward to the two friendlies against Baharain and Belarus and it's a shame I'll be missing out. It's been a long, tough season and I've suffered a few small injuries that need time to heal. I will be doing all I can to recover in time for the preparatory camp in May," External link

dnaindia Monday, March 7, 2022 4:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : "I was really looking forward to the two friendlies against Baharain and Belarus and it's a shame I'll be missing out. It's been a long, tough season and I've suffered a few small injuries that need time to heal. I will be doing all I can to recover in time for the preparatory camp in May," External link

irishsun Monday, March 7, 2022 3:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 is the biggest women's national team tournament in Asia. It is an honour for us (India) to host this competition," External link

irishsun Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “If I had to pick one midfielder that I really hope does well, it is Sahal. If that guy understands the kind of potential he has, maintains his body and puts his head on his shoulders, he is an extremely gifted talent. He is someone who really excites me,” External link

expressindia Monday, December 27, 2021 10:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Hey girls, I hope everyone of you is happy and healthy. I just wanted to wish every one of you all the best for the upcoming games. Brazil, Chile, Venezuela - some really interesting games. Go out there, enjoy yourself, and as always, make us proud," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 24, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Novy Kapadia's passing is the loss of an institution. He brought the game closer to all of us in a way that was unique to him. He will always be a chapter in Indian football history that we will turn to often," External link

irishsun Thursday, November 18, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Khel Ratna ) : “One of the primary reasons why I got the Khel Ratna Award is because I have been playing for 19 years. I want to thank each one of the masseurs, physios and doctors. You superstars have been the main reason why I could be on the pitch,” “There have so many time when I thought I couldn’t, but you guys made it possible for me,” External link

expressindia Sunday, November 14, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Khel Ratna ) : "One of the primary reasons why I got the Khel Ratna Award is because I have been playing for 19 years. I want to thank each one of the masseurs, physios and doctors. You superstars have been the main reason why I could be on the pitch," "There have been so many times when I thought I couldn't, but you guys made it possible for me," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, November 13, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri expressed ( about Team ) : “I also need to thank all my clubs, my teammates – both at the clubs and the National Team, the fans and the family. All these years you have suffered with me, rejoiced with me, you were there at with me at every ups and downs, you dreamt with me – and I very happily share this Award with each and every one of you,” External link

news18 Saturday, November 13, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri expressed : “The amount of encouragement and inspiration around us is a lot, we just have to keep looking. The hunger of trying to learn more is needed, and you will seek out from so many people” External link

india Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:01:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I am thrilled, I am really thankful and honoured. I have always said that it is a dream that I have gone through, and it would not have been possible without my family, teammates and coaches I have played under," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 3, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The amount of encouragement and inspiration around us is a lot, we just have to keep looking. The hunger of trying to learn more is needed, and you will seek out from so many people" External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 3, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I am just happy that I get the opportunity to score for my country. That is about it! To see my name on the big screen, even for just five seconds, and to know I have just contributed in some manner for my country, is all that I need," "Once I am done whenever it is, we can pick out a goal and cherish the moment and talk about it. Once I have a big belly with a lot of food, we will talk about it then" External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 3, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I would like to credit the youngsters for this victory. I am very happy and proud that I could score 80 goals for my country. To play well has always been my goal and I have always tried to keep myself fit so that I can play the same way in the near future,” External link

india Tuesday, October 19, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Look at the youngsters — it feels good for all of them. It’s all due to their hard work. We were here for 20 days till the final, staying on an island, riding the waves every day for practice sessions, and matches,” External link

Hindu Sunday, October 17, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : “We made it special as we were not so good in the first two games. It was tough from there to come up and play the way we did,” External link

Hindu Sunday, October 17, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Look at the youngsters -- it feels good for all of them. It's all due to their hard work. We were here for 20 days till the final, staying on an island, riding the waves every day for practice sessions, and matches," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : "We made it special as we were not so good in the first two games. It was tough from there to come up and play the way we did," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “They (Nepal) may not have an extraordinary player in their ranks like an Ali Ashfaq in their ranks. But as far as attacking and defending are concerned, they do it as a team. They have been the best team that plays as a team in this Championship they fight as a team,” External link

india Friday, October 15, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : “We have played them thrice since September and they are extremely compact as a team and it’s not going to be easy. But we have become better and better as games have gone by, and in the final we have to be at our best. We pulled our socks up after the first two games and now it is time to finish the job. But the job is not yet done,” External link

india Friday, October 15, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : “What was good was that the (seniors) likes of Gurpreet, Kotal, Bheke, Subhashish started talking and mixing with the juniors to make sure the mood didn’t deteriorate. After all, it was easy to get into that vicious circle where you could have started to doubt each other. They made sure that there was a bit of banter, plenty of good vibes, some leg-pulling and the mood changed,” External link

india Friday, October 15, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "They (Nepal) may not have an extraordinary player in their ranks like an Ali Ashfaq (of Maldives). But as far as attacking and defending are concerned, they do it as a team. They have been the best team that plays as a team in this Championship -- they fight as a team," External link

newindianexpress Friday, October 15, 2021 5:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We have played them thrice since September and they are extremely compact as a team and it's not going to be easy. The job is not yet done," External link

newindianexpress Friday, October 15, 2021 5:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “it’s a fact that it (his career) is going to end soon” External link

india Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “We are the dominant side in this region and I think we are peaking at the right time and we can go all the way in the final,” External link

india Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "it's a fact that it (his career) is going to end soon" External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Sadly, I did not have many footages of the great man Pele to watch. Whatever little that I could see, he was somebody who was very dynamic, very powerful because I am pretty sure you know the kind of challenges that were allowed in those times. Football was a little more physical and brutal, so to play in that era and score as many goals is a great achievement. The footages were very less and I could not see him much. That is the kind of feedback I have about Pele," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I keep getting asked about my consistency, and I wish I had an answer. But the truth is, there is no blueprint. It’s more about wanting to turn up every single day and give it my best, which, thankfully, I’ve never fallen short of,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:27:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : "I keep getting asked about my consistency, and I wish I had an answer. But the truth is, there is no blueprint. It's more about wanting to turn up every single day and give it my best, which, thankfully, I've never fallen short of," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 11, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri warned : “It is more and more about how we play. We gotta make sure that we minimise our mistakes, and we have to make sure that in every game no matter what, we give 100 per cent. We cannot be complacent,” External link

news18 Monday, October 4, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It’s about doing everything as good as possible every day…. Once you have done that, make peace with the result,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 4, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : “Message from our coaching staff and national chief coach is very clear,” External link

expressindia Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It is more and much more about how we play. We got to make sure that we minimise our mistakes, and we have to make sure that in every game no matter what, we give 100 percent. We cannot be complacent,” External link

expressindia Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Bangladesh are very difficult side. In the two matches we played against Bangladesh in the last few months, it has been very tough," "All the matches (of the tournament) will be tough. Despite a little bit of superiority we many have, every game will be like a war to fight. We have to fight to the last minute. We cannot play 90 per cent" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, October 3, 2021 4:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri admitted : "the team needs to improve in a lot of areas." External link

srilankasource Saturday, October 2, 2021 7:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "All the matches will be tough. Despite a little bit of superiority we many have, every game will be like a war to fight. We have to fight to the last minute. We cannot play 90 per cent," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, October 2, 2021 6:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I’m really happy to have signed on for two more years at Bengaluru FC. The city is home now, and the people at this club are like family to me. It feels like just yesterday that I signed for the first time here, and I have to say the journey has been nothing short of special,” External link

expressindia Monday, June 21, 2021 5:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I’m really happy to have signed on for two more years at Bengaluru FC. The city is home now, and the people at this club are like family to me. It feels like just yesterday that I signed for the first time here, and I have to say the journey has been nothing short of special. I love this club, the supporters and the city, all three of which I have a strong bond with, and I’m looking forward to being part of many more great moments with them,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 20, 2021 5:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I’m really happy to have signed on for two more years at Bengaluru FC. The city is home now, and the people at this club are like family to me. It feels like just yesterday that I signed for the first time here, and I have to say the journey has been nothing short of special. I love this club, the supporters and the city, all three of which I have a strong bond with, and I’m looking forward to being part of many more great moments with them,” External link

news18 Sunday, June 20, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Lionel Messi ) : “I am just happy that I get an opportunity to score for my country, and that is about it. When I see my name there, I feel proud for five seconds that I could do something for my country. I don’t get into the stupid cocoon of comparing myself with all those great players. There are thousands of players who are better than me, and all of them are also fans of Lionel Messi. That’s the gap,” External link

india Saturday, June 12, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Lionel Messi ) : "I am just happy that I get an opportunity to score for my country, and that is about it. When I see my name there, I feel proud for five seconds that I could do something for my country. I don't get into the stupid cocoon of comparing myself with all those great players. There are thousands of players who are better than me, and all of them are also fans of Lionel Messi. That's the gap," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, June 12, 2021 3:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Lionel Messi ) : "When I am sad, I watch Messi's videos and it makes me happy, so when I meet him, I will tell him I am a fan (of him), give him a nice handshake, and that is about it," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 12, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "To start with, it comes from my parents -- especially my mum. When I was growing up, playing different sports -- carrom, chess, chinese checkers, and other outdoor sports -- with my mum was a very common phenomenon at my house. My first competitor was always my mum. I remember I always wanted to beat my mum, but till the time I was 13, I couldn't beat her. And she never wanted to lose either. I think the fact that I don't like losing, a big part of that comes from my mum," External link

irishsun Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It's been amazing. To play for the number of years for the national team, to represent the country the number of times I have, it's been outstanding. It is beyond a dream. It's a wonderful journey, that would not have been possible without my family, friends, my close group, the players I've played with, the coaches I've trained under, the physios, the doctors -- and I say this because all of them are equally important for whatever I've achieved," External link

irishsun Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Bhaichung Bhutia ) : "Oh, I learnt a lot from him. Not just him, but all the seniors that I named earlier -- Renedy bhai, Mahesh bhai, Climax Lawrence, Abhishek Yadav, Surkumar (Singh) -- all of them. I was very fortunate to have been pampered. For Bhaichung da, one thing that I loved about him is how down-to-earth he really was. We all knew who he was -- he was our captain, the main guy. But he was so approachable, and he made efforts to come and talk to each one of us. I still remember, our group used to talk to us, share his experiences, tell us where we are going wrong -- not just on the field, but off the field too." External link

irishsun Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Lionel Messi ) : “There’s no comparison between me and Lionel Messi,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, June 11, 2021 8:05:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Lionel Messi ) : “You have an opinion, and you have a platform (to express it). But there is no comparison whatsoever with Messi or any player in that category,” “There are thousands and thousands of players better than me. People who understand football, they know it” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : “Not like Barcelona, not many teams can do that. But we have to be braver on the ball, stitch together five-six passes and build from that,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Now no one can complain that the coach didn’t give them a fair chance,” “However, it’s not that the coach doesn’t want a settled team. He’s been looking to narrow down to a group of 14 players that he will keep faith in but the situation has been tough” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Lionel Messi ) : “Here’s my take: there is absolutely no comparison between me and Messi. There is no comparison between me and anyone on that list. There are 1,000 footballers and all 1,000 of them, including myself, are fans of Messi,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : “But I am proud to have had the opportunity to play more than 100 games for India and score more than 70 goals. My advice to all Indians who see that list (of highest international goalscorers) will be to be happy for five seconds. But that’s it. There is no comparison whatsoever with those players,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added ( about Bhaichung Bhutia ) : “I don’t have to do much. I sleep for nine-10 hours a day; I drink a lot of water. I am careful about what I eat; I don’t touch what I don’t need to eat and I always try to be a good example in training. We had a leader in Bhaichung (Bhutia) who had said that all I can do is be a good example to the others in the team,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I told him, delete (from your memory) what I did to the Brandon Fernandes cross. Getting that header on target was the minimum I should have done but then I swung my head. So, apologies for the first miss,” “We are quite fortunate that I can talk about it in a lighter vein now because in international games, you don’t get too many chances” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Lionel Messi ) : "What I'm proud of is that I have played hundred plus matches for my country and I could score 74 goals. Till the last minute I'm playing for my country, I will keep working hard. When anyone sees those charts, be happy for five seconds as an Indian and that's about it because there is no comparison whatsoever (with Messi)," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Do I think whether we are going to get a striker who is going to score better than me? Completely, yes. A lot of people ask, what happens after you? After me, there will be better players. It is the way evolution works. You have to believe that. I believe that. Because if we keep getting players like me, we'll be where we are," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The way I look at it is, I'm enjoying my football and I've never been this fit when it comes to the recovery runs or sprints or the hunger. Till the time the hunger and the zeal is there, I'll keep enjoying it and till the time I'm enjoying it, I'll be here. The day I stop enjoying it, I will go. It is as simple as that," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I’m not thinking about hanging my up boots. I’m not arrogant here. I am enjoying my football. I have never been fitter than now. I am 36 but the zeal and hunger of playing for the country is still there,” “A lot of people ask I am 36 and how long I will continue. I am not bothered. People will have opinions and I am fine with that. The day I don’t enjoy my football, I will go, I will not be there” External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The coaching is pretty simplified, the only issue is you need a little bit of training, you need a little more of matches. I have been told that there has been a backlash about us not passing enough, and I am one of those fans who have the same feeling. I also want to see my team passing more." External link

irishsun Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "There are many ways I can answer that, but the one I choose today, if I give you the national team jersey tomorrow and ask you to give your best for the country, you are going to do that my friend. What keeps me going, is that I wear the national team jersey. There are 1.4 billion people in the country and I am one of the players who represents the country. Some days I am going to convert the goals, some days I am going to miss. I am trying to do my best and that is the bare minimum I can do. Playing for your country is not that difficult, probably reaching there is." External link

irishsun Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It is a process and it takes time. You need to work on small details of finishing. Where I see Indian football in the coming 10-15 years, there will be many players who are going to score goals. Many people ask me what will be there after you? I say there will be better players and that is how evolution works. You have to believe that, if you keep getting players like me, we will be where we are, but where I want to see my country is way above so there will be better players than me. It takes time, my work is till the time I am here, I give my best," "I do not look at my job like that my friend. When I started scoring goals for my country and club, then also I did not take pressure because it does not help. You are not guaranteed a goal in the next game. Some of the times I do get bogged down when I am not scoring goals," External link

irishsun Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The match against Bangladesh was a tough match, frustrating at times," External link

irishsun Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “We will talk about it but I am happy that we got three points,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "It was only Sunil and the two goals that he scored. We really need to start delivering as a team." External link

irishsun Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "You know, I don`t (on being asked is he counting on a number of goals). Once I`m done in ten years we will talk about all my goals," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It was tough, frustrating at times. We missed a lot of chances, could have done a lot of things better but in the end, we are happy that we got the three points which were needed," "We probably should have done a lot of things better. Anyways to win full three points and the game is always sweet. I`m really happy that we also kept a clean sheet," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "You know, I don't (on being asked is he counting on a number of goals). Once I'm done in ten years we will talk about all my goals," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It was tough, frustrating at times. We missed a lot of chances, could have done a lot of things better but in the end, we are happy that we got the three points which were needed," "We probably should have done a lot of things better. Anyways to win full three points and game is always sweet. I'm really happy that we also kept a clean sheet," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It has been a topsy-turvy qualifier, we had some decent performances but we weren't able to show any result," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri maintains : "Qatar are one of the top teams in Asia," "They have had some decent results against top European and South American teams in the recent past. The last time we took a point against them makes us confident as a team. We understand that they will come out all guns blazing at us, and we need to stick together as a team," External link

polandsun Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We are making the most of the circumstances," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Darren’s amazing. That boy is relentless,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Guys, I am on your team,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It feels needed. It is the least we could do,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Right now, I would like to request all of us who can to please donate. The amount isn’t important. Don’t do it for validation, do it because people need it. There are so many ways people are helping. If you need motivation or an idea it is there,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about India Football ) : “I can speak for myself and some players. The motivation came from what the common person was doing. Someone was taking his auto-rickshaw and ferrying people to hospitals after sharing his contact details on social media; someone had sold his car to donate. They are India’s biggest heroes. We just had to support them,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Our country is going through difficult times, the pain suffering loss all around us is depressing and tragic. Amidst all of this, there are so many of us who have come forward and helped each other, helped complete strangers," External link

albawaba-en Sunday, May 2, 2021 6:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : "You give me hope, you give me a lot of motivation and I want to join you, I want to give access to my Twitter accounts to a few of these captains. So their important information can be amplified and can reach as many as possible. Guys, I am in your team," External link

albawaba-en Sunday, May 2, 2021 6:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Guys, we all need to participate. No matter who you are, help in whichever way you can. Among all these people, there are some real-life captains who are doing some extraordinary work, phenomenal work. You give me hope. You give me a lot of motivation. And I want to join,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, April 30, 2021 11:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Our country is going through difficult times, the pain suffering loss all around us is depressing and tragic. Amidst all of this, there are so many of us who have come forward and helped each other, helped complete strangers," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, April 29, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : "You give me hope, you give me a lot of motivation and I want to join you, I want to give access to my Twitter accounts to a few of these captains. So their important information can be amplified and can reach as many as possible. Guys, I am in your team," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, April 29, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “We watched the Tribhuvan team beat the Sri Lankan team (SL Police FC) and they played quite well. You can see their unity. and it’s not going to be easy. Also, it’s more about grasping what the coach wants from us, and we are going to take one game at a time,” External link

news18 Monday, April 12, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “You can feel the aftereffects (of Covid-19). You really have to be careful and start slowly,” External link

news18 Monday, April 12, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri stated : "As everyone stays locked in their homes, meal and sleep timings are going awry. But as players we can't afford to do that. So please stick to your schedules," External link

news18 Monday, April 12, 2021 1:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri says ( about Marco Pezzaiuoli ) : “We are taking one game at a time. Generally, when I say this, we are the dominant side and it is meant to make us stay humble. But this time… we watched Tribhuvan in their last game and they play quite well. [But] right now, it’s more about what the coach wants from us and not what the other team is doing. It’s exciting to have the fresh ideas he [Marco] has brought in. Looking forward to it. I hope I make the cut… we still have a few days and I hope I make the cut,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "In a not-so-happy update, I've tested positive for COVID-19. In better news, I feel fine as I continue my recovery from the virus and should be back on a football pitch soon. No better time to keep reminding everyone to continue taking all the safety precautions always," External link

business-standard Friday, March 12, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri wrote : “In a not-so-happy update, I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. In better news, I feel fine as I continue my recovery from the virus and should be back on a football pitch soon,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:05:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri wrote : “In a not-so-happy update, I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. In better news, I feel fine as I continue my recovery from the virus and should be back on a football pitch soon,” External link

india Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri wrote : “In a not-so-happy update, I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. In better news, I feel fine as I continue my recovery from the virus and should be back on a football pitch soon,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 11, 2021 4:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I've enjoyed every bit of it. Not only the wins, the victories or trophies. But just being a part of this club, and feeling more for it, has been special" External link

news18 Monday, February 15, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri says : “I am not really one for resolutions of any kind, so I have not made a conscious list. However rest and recovery is underrated. My mantra for fitness is to keep listening to your body. I have switched my routines and lifestyle considerably over the last few years and I intend being consistent with it. For those who are chasing their fitness goals for the year, just remember to keep listening to your body and giving it all the rest it needs,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 5, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added ( about India Football ) : "We have already had the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017 in India and it was such a huge success and you can see the prodigies from that tournament do so well. We also have the upcoming FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in 2022 and I can't wait for it. To get the 2027 Asian Cup and get the best in Asia to come to our country to play would be immense. I wish the AIFF all the very best and I hope we get it," External link

newindianexpress Friday, December 18, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added ( about India Football ) : "We have already had the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017 in India and it was such a huge success and you can see the prodigies from that tournament do so well. We also have the upcoming FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in 2022 and I can't wait for it. To get the 2027 Asian Cup and get the best in Asia to come to our country to play would be immense. I wish the AIFF all the very best and I hope we get it," External link

irishsun Friday, December 18, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri explica : "O ritmo na equipa A era muito rápido para mim, tendo em conta aquilo a que estava habituado nas ligas indianas" External link

record Sunday, April 19, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT



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Igor Stimac said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “Sunil was our highest goal-scorer, scoring 5 goals, and also the Player of the Tournament in the SAFF Cup,” “Furthermore, he led from the front scoring 4 goals in 3 games in the 3rd round of AFC Asian Cup qualifiers in Kolkata. His commitment, leadership, discipline and hard work were impressive throughout bad, and good times” External link

news18 Tuesday, August 9, 2022 5:05:00 PM EAT

Igor Stimac said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "Sunil was our highest goal-scorer, scoring 5 goals, and also the Player of the Tournament in the SAFF Cup," "Furthermore, he led from the front scoring 4 goals in 3 games in the 3rd round of AFC Asian Cup qualifiers in Kolkata. His commitment, leadership, discipline and hard work were impressive throughout bad, and good times" External link

Hindu Tuesday, August 9, 2022 2:51:00 PM EAT

Igor Stimac said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "Sunil is still here, he's still in great shape," External link

Hindu Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:33:00 AM EAT

Luis Javier García Sanz told ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "Definitely, there is potential there, there is talent and there is a passion which is very important. More players want to be Sunil Chhetri and that is how you are going to make a competitive squad that can challenge to be in the World Cup one day," External link

irishsun Wednesday, March 30, 2022 9:06:00 PM EAT

Igor Stimac said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "Many people keep on asking as to when Sunil is going to retire. He works so hard on the pitch, and in every training session, he is by far the best. He is in such good shape and is working with such professionalism. He is working as if he is 25, playing as if he is 25, and scoring goals like he is 25," External link

irishsun Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Igor Stimac said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "Many people keep on asking as to when Sunil is going to retire. He works so hard on the pitch, and in every training session, he is by far the best. He is in such good shape and is working with such professionalism. He is working as if he is 25, playing as if he is 25, and scoring goals like he is 25," External link

irishsun Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Bhaichung Bhutia said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "It was only Sunil and the two goals that he scored. We really need to start delivering as a team." External link

irishsun Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "It was only Sunil and the two goals that he scored. We really need to start delivering as a team." External link

irishsun Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:03:00 PM EAT

Igor Stimac said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “There are not many players at that age, playing at such a high level. When you watch Sunil this season, you can see that he has improved, even though Bengaluru FC did not play as well. His individual numbers show that,” “It is important for youngsters to develop that knowledge when they are with him. I hope he stays motivated, because there’s still space left to improve, and there’s a lot left in him” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 18, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Anwar Ali says ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “I met Sunil Chhetri bhai and he told me it all depends on myself whether I see the risk or not. So whether local or any club, I am happy playing. And while it’s completely my risk, I want all to see and treat me like they did earlier. There has been no change in my approach and neither I want to let this affect my approach to football or life,” External link

expressindia Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

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Sunil Chhetri said : "It was outstanding, just the feeling of playing with your fans is something that we had forgotten. It was a pleasant reminder, it was amazing. BFS brings back very fond memories. Fans coming after two years... some familiar faces, some new ones. What was common was the love and the noise," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, August 14, 2022 11:42:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I’ve spoken to the boys and my advice is to not give it too much attention because it is out of your control,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 14, 2022 10:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “He’s trying his best to be a part of the team, making sure that he talks to all the youngsters. He’s been very chirpy. With so much experience he doesn’t shy away from voicing his opinion. He’s making sure that everyone is happy around him,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 14, 2022 10:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I've spoken to the boys and my advice is to not give it too much attention because it is out of your control," External link

Hindu Sunday, August 14, 2022 2:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I wish him all the very best. I want to assure him that we are going to give him all the support he needs and also know that he's going to give everything he has for us to do well" External link

Hindu Sunday, August 14, 2022 2:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Moosa (bhai), lads, all the very best. I think it is a great opportunity for all of you. I am pretty sure you guys are going to do well. I know you are going to face some of the best youth teams in England. You have all our support. Just go out there and enjoy. All the best,” External link

news18 Tuesday, July 26, 2022 10:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I hope everything will come out as good for the sport and the country does not get a ban,” External link

guardian Monday, June 20, 2022 1:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “The kind of form we are in, we would have loved to play at home. The way the fans are coming up and supporting us in numbers, it would be great to play here,” External link

news18 Friday, June 17, 2022 8:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “The kind of form we are in, we would have loved to play at home. The way the fans are coming up and supporting us in numbers, it would be great to play here,” External link

Hindu Friday, June 17, 2022 5:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told ( about Igor Stimac ) : "He (Stimac) is one of the best managers that we have played under. The boys are very comfortable. He's very approachable, talks to everyone, treats everyone well. A very warm guy," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 16, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "He (Houghton) had a more stable team, there were a lot of senior boys with him. With Stimac, he's a lot more of young side, a lot of youngsters coming in. That's the slight difference," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 16, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : "Everything... We need a lot of games, a longer camp. The kind of opponents that we play, everything needs to be planned well. Also Read | Anoush Dastgir: A Sachin Tendulkar fan who juggled between India, Pakistan before becoming Afghanistan football coach " External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 16, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “The kind of form we are in, we would have loved to play at home. The way the fans are coming up and supporting us in numbers, it would be great to play here,” External link

news18 Wednesday, June 15, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Abdul Samad ) : “So yes, a lot of youngsters coming up, and also Ishan (Pandita) has been outstanding in training too, and look what he did today. Ishan and Sahal (Abdul Samad) are two players who deserve nights like this,” External link

news18 Wednesday, June 15, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri concluded : “Feels good, but you have to carry on. I genuinely do not think too much about the records. I know considering the number of matches I’ve played for the country, I don’t have that many left. I want to go out there and enjoy every game. I want to slide, I want to run and I want to do each and everything I can because I know it isn’t going to last a really long time. It’s absolutely the best thing to happen to my life – playing for my country. It’s an absolute honour, every bit of it,” External link

news18 Wednesday, June 15, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added ( about Anwar Ali ) : “To seal the top spot in the group in such style, and in front of all these fans is a special feeling. It was so wonderful to see Manvir score, and so wonderful to see Ishan score, and great to see Anwar score at the start. It is always about the team and it is so nice to see” External link

news18 Wednesday, June 15, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The kind of form we are in, we would have loved to play at home. The way the fans are coming up and supporting us in numbers, it would be great to play here," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 15, 2022 4:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Abdul Samad ) : "So yes, a lot of youngsters coming up, and also Ishan (Pandita) has been outstanding in training too, and look what he did today. Ishan and Sahal (Abdul Samad) are two players who deserve nights like this," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 15, 2022 4:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "There is a big prize at the end which is a qualification to the Asian Cup. Even though we have done good in the last two games, we have not achieved anything yet. What we have learnt is to keep everything aside. We just have to focus on the next game, and end the tournament on a positive note," External link

irishsun Tuesday, June 14, 2022 6:22:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “There is a big prize at the end which is qualification to the Asian Cup. Even though we have done good in the last two games, we have not achieved anything yet. What we have learnt is to keep everything aside. We just have to focus on the next game, and end the tournament on a positive note,” External link

news18 Monday, June 13, 2022 7:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It is a very important game and we have to start from where we left off in our previous win,” External link

Hindu Monday, June 13, 2022 7:05:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It feels great to celebrate my 17th year in international football in this fashion. I felt that maybe we will be splitting the points after Afghanistan equalised. But the boys did what they did. But at the same time, such milestones don’t mean much to me. I am honoured and privileged to wear the National team jersey for so long,” External link

news18 Monday, June 13, 2022 2:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “The GPS will say that that was my fastest sprint of the night. We will rest, recover, and have a look at the videos. Hong Kong are a good side, but we are at home and will be backing ourselves. All of the fans will be there too,” External link

news18 Monday, June 13, 2022 2:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “But at the same time, such milestones don’t mean much to me. I am honoured and privileged to wear the national team jersey for so long,” External link

india Sunday, June 12, 2022 9:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "When you are 37, you do not bring in special days on the stroke of midnight. You almost never make it until then. Body clock, and all that. And so, the team and every single person who was at the Salt Lake last night - decided to mark my 17th year of playing for the country, in the most special way possible. The coaching staff and medical team, got in early like always to set the 'party' up. Everyone's best clothes were on hangers. Gurpreet and Sandesh had no intention of giving the dressing rooms its quiet, till we took the little get together to the pitch. In walked the youngsters - Aakash, Roshan, Suresh, Anwar and Jeakson. Liston danced, Ashique sang, Manvir brought the music along. And just when it looked like celebration had done its time, Brandon, Udanta and Sahal announced that they were now in charge, and that we'd only just got started," External link

irishsun Sunday, June 12, 2022 6:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “After they equalised, thought we would have to share the points,” External link

news18 Sunday, June 12, 2022 1:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added ( about error ) : "tarting the tournament is always important, especially when you have one match per team now. The margin of error is very small. You’ve got to take three points and work really hard and hard work always pays dividends," External link

dnaindia Thursday, June 9, 2022 10:53:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “The boys who have not played enough or the U-23 boys should go and get an experience. In the worst case scenario, we are going to lose,” External link

news18 Friday, June 3, 2022 7:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “But we already have eight trophies so we can afford that. Not that it’s not important, but because we have done fairly well in the last 15 years, we can afford to take that risk,” External link

news18 Friday, June 3, 2022 7:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I might write a book. I’m collecting small anecdotes, I’m writing small, small things that I like. And once I’m done and I’ve time, I’ll write it with my manager at BFC,” “Now I don’t have that much time. I really want to devote time to iit. I want to go back to the places, come back to Fort William,” External link

news18 Friday, June 3, 2022 7:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : “They (opposition teams) should feel it. If in a stadium of almost 90,000 people if only 10-15,000 what’s the point of having a home advantage?” “I hope they (state government) will allow it, otherwise it will be a chaos and they will barge in” External link

news18 Friday, June 3, 2022 7:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “There’s a huge football fan base in India. This is the opportunity the Indians fans must be waiting for. Watching top footballers live from close quarters is always a dream. Fanatic Sports has brought some exciting Official Hospitality Packages which allow you a lot of other benefits which are usually not available when watching matches on your own,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 26, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : “I was really looking forward to the two friendlies against Bahrain and Belarus and it’s a shame I’ll be missing out. It’s been a long, tough season and I’ve suffered a few small injuries that need time to heal. I will be doing all I can to recover in time for the predatory camp in May,” External link

india Monday, March 7, 2022 11:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : "I was really looking forward to the two friendlies against Baharain and Belarus and it's a shame I'll be missing out," External link

newindianexpress Monday, March 7, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The potential this squad possesses is immense, and a lot of the lads are riding high on confidence on the back of good performances in the League season. I'm certain we'll put out best foot forward. I'm wishing the team all the luck," External link

newindianexpress Monday, March 7, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : "I was really looking forward to the two friendlies against Baharain and Belarus and it's a shame I'll be missing out. It's been a long, tough season and I've suffered a few small injuries that need time to heal. I will be doing all I can to recover in time for the preparatory camp in May," External link

dnaindia Monday, March 7, 2022 4:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : "I was really looking forward to the two friendlies against Baharain and Belarus and it's a shame I'll be missing out. It's been a long, tough season and I've suffered a few small injuries that need time to heal. I will be doing all I can to recover in time for the preparatory camp in May," External link

irishsun Monday, March 7, 2022 3:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 is the biggest women's national team tournament in Asia. It is an honour for us (India) to host this competition," External link

irishsun Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “If I had to pick one midfielder that I really hope does well, it is Sahal. If that guy understands the kind of potential he has, maintains his body and puts his head on his shoulders, he is an extremely gifted talent. He is someone who really excites me,” External link

expressindia Monday, December 27, 2021 10:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Hey girls, I hope everyone of you is happy and healthy. I just wanted to wish every one of you all the best for the upcoming games. Brazil, Chile, Venezuela - some really interesting games. Go out there, enjoy yourself, and as always, make us proud," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 24, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Novy Kapadia's passing is the loss of an institution. He brought the game closer to all of us in a way that was unique to him. He will always be a chapter in Indian football history that we will turn to often," External link

irishsun Thursday, November 18, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Khel Ratna ) : “One of the primary reasons why I got the Khel Ratna Award is because I have been playing for 19 years. I want to thank each one of the masseurs, physios and doctors. You superstars have been the main reason why I could be on the pitch,” “There have so many time when I thought I couldn’t, but you guys made it possible for me,” External link

expressindia Sunday, November 14, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Khel Ratna ) : "One of the primary reasons why I got the Khel Ratna Award is because I have been playing for 19 years. I want to thank each one of the masseurs, physios and doctors. You superstars have been the main reason why I could be on the pitch," "There have been so many times when I thought I couldn't, but you guys made it possible for me," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, November 13, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri expressed ( about Team ) : “I also need to thank all my clubs, my teammates – both at the clubs and the National Team, the fans and the family. All these years you have suffered with me, rejoiced with me, you were there at with me at every ups and downs, you dreamt with me – and I very happily share this Award with each and every one of you,” External link

news18 Saturday, November 13, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri expressed : “The amount of encouragement and inspiration around us is a lot, we just have to keep looking. The hunger of trying to learn more is needed, and you will seek out from so many people” External link

india Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:01:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I am thrilled, I am really thankful and honoured. I have always said that it is a dream that I have gone through, and it would not have been possible without my family, teammates and coaches I have played under," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 3, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The amount of encouragement and inspiration around us is a lot, we just have to keep looking. The hunger of trying to learn more is needed, and you will seek out from so many people" External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 3, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I am just happy that I get the opportunity to score for my country. That is about it! To see my name on the big screen, even for just five seconds, and to know I have just contributed in some manner for my country, is all that I need," "Once I am done whenever it is, we can pick out a goal and cherish the moment and talk about it. Once I have a big belly with a lot of food, we will talk about it then" External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 3, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I would like to credit the youngsters for this victory. I am very happy and proud that I could score 80 goals for my country. To play well has always been my goal and I have always tried to keep myself fit so that I can play the same way in the near future,” External link

india Tuesday, October 19, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Look at the youngsters — it feels good for all of them. It’s all due to their hard work. We were here for 20 days till the final, staying on an island, riding the waves every day for practice sessions, and matches,” External link

Hindu Sunday, October 17, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : “We made it special as we were not so good in the first two games. It was tough from there to come up and play the way we did,” External link

Hindu Sunday, October 17, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Look at the youngsters -- it feels good for all of them. It's all due to their hard work. We were here for 20 days till the final, staying on an island, riding the waves every day for practice sessions, and matches," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : "We made it special as we were not so good in the first two games. It was tough from there to come up and play the way we did," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “They (Nepal) may not have an extraordinary player in their ranks like an Ali Ashfaq in their ranks. But as far as attacking and defending are concerned, they do it as a team. They have been the best team that plays as a team in this Championship they fight as a team,” External link

india Friday, October 15, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : “We have played them thrice since September and they are extremely compact as a team and it’s not going to be easy. But we have become better and better as games have gone by, and in the final we have to be at our best. We pulled our socks up after the first two games and now it is time to finish the job. But the job is not yet done,” External link

india Friday, October 15, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : “What was good was that the (seniors) likes of Gurpreet, Kotal, Bheke, Subhashish started talking and mixing with the juniors to make sure the mood didn’t deteriorate. After all, it was easy to get into that vicious circle where you could have started to doubt each other. They made sure that there was a bit of banter, plenty of good vibes, some leg-pulling and the mood changed,” External link

india Friday, October 15, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "They (Nepal) may not have an extraordinary player in their ranks like an Ali Ashfaq (of Maldives). But as far as attacking and defending are concerned, they do it as a team. They have been the best team that plays as a team in this Championship -- they fight as a team," External link

newindianexpress Friday, October 15, 2021 5:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We have played them thrice since September and they are extremely compact as a team and it's not going to be easy. The job is not yet done," External link

newindianexpress Friday, October 15, 2021 5:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “it’s a fact that it (his career) is going to end soon” External link

india Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “We are the dominant side in this region and I think we are peaking at the right time and we can go all the way in the final,” External link

india Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "it's a fact that it (his career) is going to end soon" External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Sadly, I did not have many footages of the great man Pele to watch. Whatever little that I could see, he was somebody who was very dynamic, very powerful because I am pretty sure you know the kind of challenges that were allowed in those times. Football was a little more physical and brutal, so to play in that era and score as many goals is a great achievement. The footages were very less and I could not see him much. That is the kind of feedback I have about Pele," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I keep getting asked about my consistency, and I wish I had an answer. But the truth is, there is no blueprint. It’s more about wanting to turn up every single day and give it my best, which, thankfully, I’ve never fallen short of,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:27:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : "I keep getting asked about my consistency, and I wish I had an answer. But the truth is, there is no blueprint. It's more about wanting to turn up every single day and give it my best, which, thankfully, I've never fallen short of," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 11, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri warned : “It is more and more about how we play. We gotta make sure that we minimise our mistakes, and we have to make sure that in every game no matter what, we give 100 per cent. We cannot be complacent,” External link

news18 Monday, October 4, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It’s about doing everything as good as possible every day…. Once you have done that, make peace with the result,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 4, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : “Message from our coaching staff and national chief coach is very clear,” External link

expressindia Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It is more and much more about how we play. We got to make sure that we minimise our mistakes, and we have to make sure that in every game no matter what, we give 100 percent. We cannot be complacent,” External link

expressindia Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Bangladesh are very difficult side. In the two matches we played against Bangladesh in the last few months, it has been very tough," "All the matches (of the tournament) will be tough. Despite a little bit of superiority we many have, every game will be like a war to fight. We have to fight to the last minute. We cannot play 90 per cent" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, October 3, 2021 4:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri admitted : "the team needs to improve in a lot of areas." External link

srilankasource Saturday, October 2, 2021 7:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "All the matches will be tough. Despite a little bit of superiority we many have, every game will be like a war to fight. We have to fight to the last minute. We cannot play 90 per cent," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, October 2, 2021 6:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I’m really happy to have signed on for two more years at Bengaluru FC. The city is home now, and the people at this club are like family to me. It feels like just yesterday that I signed for the first time here, and I have to say the journey has been nothing short of special,” External link

expressindia Monday, June 21, 2021 5:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I’m really happy to have signed on for two more years at Bengaluru FC. The city is home now, and the people at this club are like family to me. It feels like just yesterday that I signed for the first time here, and I have to say the journey has been nothing short of special. I love this club, the supporters and the city, all three of which I have a strong bond with, and I’m looking forward to being part of many more great moments with them,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 20, 2021 5:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I’m really happy to have signed on for two more years at Bengaluru FC. The city is home now, and the people at this club are like family to me. It feels like just yesterday that I signed for the first time here, and I have to say the journey has been nothing short of special. I love this club, the supporters and the city, all three of which I have a strong bond with, and I’m looking forward to being part of many more great moments with them,” External link

news18 Sunday, June 20, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Lionel Messi ) : “I am just happy that I get an opportunity to score for my country, and that is about it. When I see my name there, I feel proud for five seconds that I could do something for my country. I don’t get into the stupid cocoon of comparing myself with all those great players. There are thousands of players who are better than me, and all of them are also fans of Lionel Messi. That’s the gap,” External link

india Saturday, June 12, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Lionel Messi ) : "I am just happy that I get an opportunity to score for my country, and that is about it. When I see my name there, I feel proud for five seconds that I could do something for my country. I don't get into the stupid cocoon of comparing myself with all those great players. There are thousands of players who are better than me, and all of them are also fans of Lionel Messi. That's the gap," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, June 12, 2021 3:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Lionel Messi ) : "When I am sad, I watch Messi's videos and it makes me happy, so when I meet him, I will tell him I am a fan (of him), give him a nice handshake, and that is about it," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 12, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "To start with, it comes from my parents -- especially my mum. When I was growing up, playing different sports -- carrom, chess, chinese checkers, and other outdoor sports -- with my mum was a very common phenomenon at my house. My first competitor was always my mum. I remember I always wanted to beat my mum, but till the time I was 13, I couldn't beat her. And she never wanted to lose either. I think the fact that I don't like losing, a big part of that comes from my mum," External link

irishsun Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It's been amazing. To play for the number of years for the national team, to represent the country the number of times I have, it's been outstanding. It is beyond a dream. It's a wonderful journey, that would not have been possible without my family, friends, my close group, the players I've played with, the coaches I've trained under, the physios, the doctors -- and I say this because all of them are equally important for whatever I've achieved," External link

irishsun Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Bhaichung Bhutia ) : "Oh, I learnt a lot from him. Not just him, but all the seniors that I named earlier -- Renedy bhai, Mahesh bhai, Climax Lawrence, Abhishek Yadav, Surkumar (Singh) -- all of them. I was very fortunate to have been pampered. For Bhaichung da, one thing that I loved about him is how down-to-earth he really was. We all knew who he was -- he was our captain, the main guy. But he was so approachable, and he made efforts to come and talk to each one of us. I still remember, our group used to talk to us, share his experiences, tell us where we are going wrong -- not just on the field, but off the field too." External link

irishsun Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Lionel Messi ) : “There’s no comparison between me and Lionel Messi,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, June 11, 2021 8:05:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Lionel Messi ) : “You have an opinion, and you have a platform (to express it). But there is no comparison whatsoever with Messi or any player in that category,” “There are thousands and thousands of players better than me. People who understand football, they know it” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : “Not like Barcelona, not many teams can do that. But we have to be braver on the ball, stitch together five-six passes and build from that,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Now no one can complain that the coach didn’t give them a fair chance,” “However, it’s not that the coach doesn’t want a settled team. He’s been looking to narrow down to a group of 14 players that he will keep faith in but the situation has been tough” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Lionel Messi ) : “Here’s my take: there is absolutely no comparison between me and Messi. There is no comparison between me and anyone on that list. There are 1,000 footballers and all 1,000 of them, including myself, are fans of Messi,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : “But I am proud to have had the opportunity to play more than 100 games for India and score more than 70 goals. My advice to all Indians who see that list (of highest international goalscorers) will be to be happy for five seconds. But that’s it. There is no comparison whatsoever with those players,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added ( about Bhaichung Bhutia ) : “I don’t have to do much. I sleep for nine-10 hours a day; I drink a lot of water. I am careful about what I eat; I don’t touch what I don’t need to eat and I always try to be a good example in training. We had a leader in Bhaichung (Bhutia) who had said that all I can do is be a good example to the others in the team,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I told him, delete (from your memory) what I did to the Brandon Fernandes cross. Getting that header on target was the minimum I should have done but then I swung my head. So, apologies for the first miss,” “We are quite fortunate that I can talk about it in a lighter vein now because in international games, you don’t get too many chances” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Lionel Messi ) : "What I'm proud of is that I have played hundred plus matches for my country and I could score 74 goals. Till the last minute I'm playing for my country, I will keep working hard. When anyone sees those charts, be happy for five seconds as an Indian and that's about it because there is no comparison whatsoever (with Messi)," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Do I think whether we are going to get a striker who is going to score better than me? Completely, yes. A lot of people ask, what happens after you? After me, there will be better players. It is the way evolution works. You have to believe that. I believe that. Because if we keep getting players like me, we'll be where we are," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The way I look at it is, I'm enjoying my football and I've never been this fit when it comes to the recovery runs or sprints or the hunger. Till the time the hunger and the zeal is there, I'll keep enjoying it and till the time I'm enjoying it, I'll be here. The day I stop enjoying it, I will go. It is as simple as that," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I’m not thinking about hanging my up boots. I’m not arrogant here. I am enjoying my football. I have never been fitter than now. I am 36 but the zeal and hunger of playing for the country is still there,” “A lot of people ask I am 36 and how long I will continue. I am not bothered. People will have opinions and I am fine with that. The day I don’t enjoy my football, I will go, I will not be there” External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The coaching is pretty simplified, the only issue is you need a little bit of training, you need a little more of matches. I have been told that there has been a backlash about us not passing enough, and I am one of those fans who have the same feeling. I also want to see my team passing more." External link

irishsun Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "There are many ways I can answer that, but the one I choose today, if I give you the national team jersey tomorrow and ask you to give your best for the country, you are going to do that my friend. What keeps me going, is that I wear the national team jersey. There are 1.4 billion people in the country and I am one of the players who represents the country. Some days I am going to convert the goals, some days I am going to miss. I am trying to do my best and that is the bare minimum I can do. Playing for your country is not that difficult, probably reaching there is." External link

irishsun Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It is a process and it takes time. You need to work on small details of finishing. Where I see Indian football in the coming 10-15 years, there will be many players who are going to score goals. Many people ask me what will be there after you? I say there will be better players and that is how evolution works. You have to believe that, if you keep getting players like me, we will be where we are, but where I want to see my country is way above so there will be better players than me. It takes time, my work is till the time I am here, I give my best," "I do not look at my job like that my friend. When I started scoring goals for my country and club, then also I did not take pressure because it does not help. You are not guaranteed a goal in the next game. Some of the times I do get bogged down when I am not scoring goals," External link

irishsun Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The match against Bangladesh was a tough match, frustrating at times," External link

irishsun Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “We will talk about it but I am happy that we got three points,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "It was only Sunil and the two goals that he scored. We really need to start delivering as a team." External link

irishsun Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "You know, I don`t (on being asked is he counting on a number of goals). Once I`m done in ten years we will talk about all my goals," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It was tough, frustrating at times. We missed a lot of chances, could have done a lot of things better but in the end, we are happy that we got the three points which were needed," "We probably should have done a lot of things better. Anyways to win full three points and the game is always sweet. I`m really happy that we also kept a clean sheet," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "You know, I don't (on being asked is he counting on a number of goals). Once I'm done in ten years we will talk about all my goals," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It was tough, frustrating at times. We missed a lot of chances, could have done a lot of things better but in the end, we are happy that we got the three points which were needed," "We probably should have done a lot of things better. Anyways to win full three points and game is always sweet. I'm really happy that we also kept a clean sheet," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It has been a topsy-turvy qualifier, we had some decent performances but we weren't able to show any result," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri maintains : "Qatar are one of the top teams in Asia," "They have had some decent results against top European and South American teams in the recent past. The last time we took a point against them makes us confident as a team. We understand that they will come out all guns blazing at us, and we need to stick together as a team," External link

polandsun Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We are making the most of the circumstances," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Darren’s amazing. That boy is relentless,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Guys, I am on your team,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It feels needed. It is the least we could do,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Right now, I would like to request all of us who can to please donate. The amount isn’t important. Don’t do it for validation, do it because people need it. There are so many ways people are helping. If you need motivation or an idea it is there,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about India Football ) : “I can speak for myself and some players. The motivation came from what the common person was doing. Someone was taking his auto-rickshaw and ferrying people to hospitals after sharing his contact details on social media; someone had sold his car to donate. They are India’s biggest heroes. We just had to support them,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Our country is going through difficult times, the pain suffering loss all around us is depressing and tragic. Amidst all of this, there are so many of us who have come forward and helped each other, helped complete strangers," External link

albawaba-en Sunday, May 2, 2021 6:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : "You give me hope, you give me a lot of motivation and I want to join you, I want to give access to my Twitter accounts to a few of these captains. So their important information can be amplified and can reach as many as possible. Guys, I am in your team," External link

albawaba-en Sunday, May 2, 2021 6:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Guys, we all need to participate. No matter who you are, help in whichever way you can. Among all these people, there are some real-life captains who are doing some extraordinary work, phenomenal work. You give me hope. You give me a lot of motivation. And I want to join,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, April 30, 2021 11:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Our country is going through difficult times, the pain suffering loss all around us is depressing and tragic. Amidst all of this, there are so many of us who have come forward and helped each other, helped complete strangers," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, April 29, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : "You give me hope, you give me a lot of motivation and I want to join you, I want to give access to my Twitter accounts to a few of these captains. So their important information can be amplified and can reach as many as possible. Guys, I am in your team," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, April 29, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “We watched the Tribhuvan team beat the Sri Lankan team (SL Police FC) and they played quite well. You can see their unity. and it’s not going to be easy. Also, it’s more about grasping what the coach wants from us, and we are going to take one game at a time,” External link

news18 Monday, April 12, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “You can feel the aftereffects (of Covid-19). You really have to be careful and start slowly,” External link

news18 Monday, April 12, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri stated : "As everyone stays locked in their homes, meal and sleep timings are going awry. But as players we can't afford to do that. So please stick to your schedules," External link

news18 Monday, April 12, 2021 1:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri says ( about Marco Pezzaiuoli ) : “We are taking one game at a time. Generally, when I say this, we are the dominant side and it is meant to make us stay humble. But this time… we watched Tribhuvan in their last game and they play quite well. [But] right now, it’s more about what the coach wants from us and not what the other team is doing. It’s exciting to have the fresh ideas he [Marco] has brought in. Looking forward to it. I hope I make the cut… we still have a few days and I hope I make the cut,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "In a not-so-happy update, I've tested positive for COVID-19. In better news, I feel fine as I continue my recovery from the virus and should be back on a football pitch soon. No better time to keep reminding everyone to continue taking all the safety precautions always," External link

business-standard Friday, March 12, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri wrote : “In a not-so-happy update, I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. In better news, I feel fine as I continue my recovery from the virus and should be back on a football pitch soon,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:05:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri wrote : “In a not-so-happy update, I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. In better news, I feel fine as I continue my recovery from the virus and should be back on a football pitch soon,” External link

india Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri wrote : “In a not-so-happy update, I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. In better news, I feel fine as I continue my recovery from the virus and should be back on a football pitch soon,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 11, 2021 4:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I've enjoyed every bit of it. Not only the wins, the victories or trophies. But just being a part of this club, and feeling more for it, has been special" External link

news18 Monday, February 15, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri says : “I am not really one for resolutions of any kind, so I have not made a conscious list. However rest and recovery is underrated. My mantra for fitness is to keep listening to your body. I have switched my routines and lifestyle considerably over the last few years and I intend being consistent with it. For those who are chasing their fitness goals for the year, just remember to keep listening to your body and giving it all the rest it needs,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 5, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added ( about India Football ) : "We have already had the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017 in India and it was such a huge success and you can see the prodigies from that tournament do so well. We also have the upcoming FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in 2022 and I can't wait for it. To get the 2027 Asian Cup and get the best in Asia to come to our country to play would be immense. I wish the AIFF all the very best and I hope we get it," External link

newindianexpress Friday, December 18, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added ( about India Football ) : "We have already had the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017 in India and it was such a huge success and you can see the prodigies from that tournament do so well. We also have the upcoming FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in 2022 and I can't wait for it. To get the 2027 Asian Cup and get the best in Asia to come to our country to play would be immense. I wish the AIFF all the very best and I hope we get it," External link

irishsun Friday, December 18, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri explica : "O ritmo na equipa A era muito rápido para mim, tendo em conta aquilo a que estava habituado nas ligas indianas" External link

record Sunday, April 19, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT



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Igor Stimac said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “Sunil was our highest goal-scorer, scoring 5 goals, and also the Player of the Tournament in the SAFF Cup,” “Furthermore, he led from the front scoring 4 goals in 3 games in the 3rd round of AFC Asian Cup qualifiers in Kolkata. His commitment, leadership, discipline and hard work were impressive throughout bad, and good times” External link

news18 Tuesday, August 9, 2022 5:05:00 PM EAT

Igor Stimac said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "Sunil was our highest goal-scorer, scoring 5 goals, and also the Player of the Tournament in the SAFF Cup," "Furthermore, he led from the front scoring 4 goals in 3 games in the 3rd round of AFC Asian Cup qualifiers in Kolkata. His commitment, leadership, discipline and hard work were impressive throughout bad, and good times" External link

Hindu Tuesday, August 9, 2022 2:51:00 PM EAT

Igor Stimac said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "Sunil is still here, he's still in great shape," External link

Hindu Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:33:00 AM EAT

Luis Javier García Sanz told ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "Definitely, there is potential there, there is talent and there is a passion which is very important. More players want to be Sunil Chhetri and that is how you are going to make a competitive squad that can challenge to be in the World Cup one day," External link

irishsun Wednesday, March 30, 2022 9:06:00 PM EAT

Igor Stimac said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "Many people keep on asking as to when Sunil is going to retire. He works so hard on the pitch, and in every training session, he is by far the best. He is in such good shape and is working with such professionalism. He is working as if he is 25, playing as if he is 25, and scoring goals like he is 25," External link

irishsun Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Igor Stimac said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "Many people keep on asking as to when Sunil is going to retire. He works so hard on the pitch, and in every training session, he is by far the best. He is in such good shape and is working with such professionalism. He is working as if he is 25, playing as if he is 25, and scoring goals like he is 25," External link

irishsun Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Bhaichung Bhutia said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "It was only Sunil and the two goals that he scored. We really need to start delivering as a team." External link

irishsun Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "It was only Sunil and the two goals that he scored. We really need to start delivering as a team." External link

irishsun Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:03:00 PM EAT

Igor Stimac said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “There are not many players at that age, playing at such a high level. When you watch Sunil this season, you can see that he has improved, even though Bengaluru FC did not play as well. His individual numbers show that,” “It is important for youngsters to develop that knowledge when they are with him. I hope he stays motivated, because there’s still space left to improve, and there’s a lot left in him” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 18, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Anwar Ali says ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “I met Sunil Chhetri bhai and he told me it all depends on myself whether I see the risk or not. So whether local or any club, I am happy playing. And while it’s completely my risk, I want all to see and treat me like they did earlier. There has been no change in my approach and neither I want to let this affect my approach to football or life,” External link

expressindia Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT