Sunil Chhetri

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Sunil Chhetri said : "It's just 10 days left and I am pretty sure all of you are waiting for the ISL as I am and the whole team is," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It`s just 10 days left and I am pretty sure all of you are waiting for the ISL as I am and the whole team is," External link

dnaindia Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "This is our third week inside the bio bubble and I must confess it isn't easy but, of course, needed," External link

news18 Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “This is our third week inside the bio bubble and I must confess it isn’t easy but, of course, needed,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 12, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “This is our third week inside the bio-bubble and I must confess it isn’t easy but, of course, needed,” External link

Hindu Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The whole team and I missed him so much at the Asian Cup. He was an important reason why we qualified in the first case," External link

irishsun Friday, November 6, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The whole team and I missed him so much at the Asian Cup. He was an important reason why we qualified in the first case," External link

newindianexpress Friday, November 6, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The whole team and I missed him so much at the Asian Cup. He was an important reason why we qualified in the first case," External link

news18 Friday, November 6, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “To be honest, it is almost two weeks for us in the bio bubble here (in Goa) so I can tell you from my experience that it is not easy. At the same time it is not crazily difficult as well. But what we are getting in return is that we are able to train as a team and also play in tournament when people are fighting for basic fundamental amenities in the country,” “Although five months of staying in the bubble is not going to be any easy, but it is what it is and if we want to play, this is what we got to do” External link

newindianexpress Friday, November 6, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “East Bengal and Mohun Bagan coming in is a big thing. I have been with Indian football for 19 years. They are monumental and synonymous with India football. Them coming to ISL, where all top India players will play is going to be huge. In that context, it is going to be very competitive,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, November 6, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “The role of the support staff is huge. We have got the best support staff. The knowledge they possess about the rules and regulations and the way they are trying to help the boys is good to see. At the end of the day, we are all in this together and we all understand the issues that come in a bio bubble. Everyone is approachable in our staff, including from our boss (CEO) Mandar Tamhane to head coach, Carles Cuadrat and others. We are a close-knit, and I am proud of that. That might give us the edge. Under these circumstances, to be a team, a family, is going to be very pivotal,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, November 6, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It is a shame that their fans will not be there in the stadium, but I am sure that they will make themselves heard on other platforms. The tournament will be very competitive with their entry,” External link

Hindu Thursday, November 5, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “The only thing I’m skeptical about is players getting injured when we start training with the full team. The chances of getting injuries are really high. We must avoid injuries in order to do well,” External link

Hindu Thursday, November 5, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told ( about Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima ) : "If I have to be honest, I will listen to this comparison (with Ronaldo) for like five minutes and then forget about it because there is no comparison," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The love that I get playing football unbelievable it's something that I have never dreamt of even. So when I am there and everyone wants me to do better so it comes to me that I want to give everything that I have got in me," "I am living alife which I have never ever dreamt of the only thing I do is I don't let even a day go by that I don't give my 100 per cent," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told ( about Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima ) : "If I have to be honest, I will listen to this comparison (with Ronaldo) for like five minutes and then forget about it because there is no comparison," External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The love that I get playing football unbelievable it's something that I have never dreamt of even. So when I am there and everyone wants me to do better so it comes to me that I want to give everything that I have got in me," "I am living alife which I have never ever dreamt of the only thing I do is I don't let even a day go by that I don't give my 100 per cent," External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "One year on from the result, I still find it hard to recall how many times I have felt the way I felt that that night in Doha. I couldn't be on the pitch with my fellow Blue Tigers but the way they played and the heart they showed, they gave me a memory to cherish for a lifetime," "Towards the end, both sides started pushing aggressively for the go-ahead goal, even my volume levels went up and I was screaming like crazy. The tension was too much to take," External link

irishsun Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri wrote : “Towards the end, both sides started pushing aggressively for the go-ahead goal, even my volume levels went up and I was screaming like crazy. The tension was too much to take!” External link

expressindia Thursday, September 10, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : "He is the perfect example of the new generation of Indian players - fearless, ambitious, and constantly willing to upgrade himself. He is a great role model for youngsters, and is someone whom I trust blindly and feel secured every time we go together for war. Good luck to him, and congratulations," External link

irishsun Wednesday, August 26, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Sports Minister Shri Kiren Rijiju making a commitment here to locate every football talent in India and if every talent is identified and nurtured well then half of the problem of Indian football is solved. It is the best birthday gift I can ask for,” External link

india Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I am really honoured to have my birthday celebrated as Delhi Football Day. It is like a dream, when you start playing, you never dream that your birthday will be made so special and for that I am really thankful to Football Delhi,” “Sports Minister Shri Kiren Rijiju making a commitment here to locate every football talent in India and if every talent is identified and nurtured, well then half of the problem of Indian football is solved. It is the best birthday gift I can ask for” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 3, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I am really honoured to have this day. It is like a dream. When you start playing, you never dream that your birthday will be made so special and for that I am really thankful to Football Delhi," External link

news18 Monday, August 3, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Along with the prayers, Assam needs as much attention and help as possible to recover from the floods it is under," External link

news18 Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Along with the prayers, Assam needs as much attention and help as possible to recover from the floods it is under," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Once you have taken every step and prepared yourself in every manner possible, make sure that you enjoy the tournament once you start playing it. It's not every day that you play on the continental stage, and it's important for you to enjoy the moment," External link

news18 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Along with the prayers, Assam needs as much attention and help as possible to recover from the floods it is under," External link

ibtimes-in Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “What happened with Jeyaraj and Fenix is beyond acceptable. Nothing will give them their lives back, but justice should set a precedent and a very strong one at that. #JeyarajandFenix,” External link

india Monday, June 29, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "What happened with Jeyaraj and Fenix is beyond acceptable. Nothing will give them their lives back, but justice should set a precedent, and a very strong one at that. #JeyarajandFenix," External link

newindianexpress Monday, June 29, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "They have played some really good football and it's all about continuing the push to improve with every step. These boys would want to do better than the previous batch (that clocked a quarterfinal finish in the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship)," External link

dnaindia Friday, June 19, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "In the same manner when this batch produces such a good result, it puts the onus on the guys who are currently in the U-14s to prepare even better, because they would want to better the feat achieved by these guys. You constantly want to push the bar higher," "At this stage in Indian football, you want the national team to push for the top 10 spots in Asia. For that to happen it is very important for these youngsters to come through the ranks and produce the results in the senior team," External link

dnaindia Friday, June 19, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri informed ( about Amarjit Singh ) : "You should look at the confidence that players like Amarjit (Singh), Suresh (Wangjam) and Narender (Gahlot) have, even though they are some of the youngest players in the senior team. That confidence is infectious, and that`s what I want to see in the senior team," External link

dnaindia Friday, June 19, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "They have played some really good football and it's all about continuing the push to improve with every step. These boys would want to do better than the previous batch (that clocked a quarterfinal finish in the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship)," External link

irishsun Friday, June 19, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "In the same manner when this batch produces such a good result, it puts the onus on the guys who are currently in the U-14s to prepare even better, because they would want to better the feat achieved by these guys. You constantly want to push the bar higher," "At this stage in Indian football, you want the national team to push for the top 10 spots in Asia. For that to happen it is very important for these youngsters to come through the ranks and produce the results in the senior team," External link

irishsun Friday, June 19, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri informed ( about Amarjit Singh ) : "You should look at the confidence that players like Amarjit (Singh), Suresh (Wangjam) and Narender (Gahlot) have, even though they are some of the youngest players in the senior team. That confidence is infectious, and that's what I want to see in the senior team," External link

irishsun Friday, June 19, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "At this stage in Indian football, you want the national team to push for the top 10 spots in Asia. For that to happen it is very important for these youngsters to come through the ranks and produce the results in the senior team," External link

firstpost Friday, June 19, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I'm already a big fan of the U-16 team and the Indian Arrows, especially the U-16 team under Bibiano. They look like a really good unit," External link

firstpost Friday, June 19, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "They have played some really good football and it's all about continuing the push to improve with every step. These boys would want to do better than the previous batch (that clocked a quarterfinal finish in the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship)," "In the same manner when this batch produces such a good result, it puts the onus on the guys who are currently in the U-14s to prepare even better, because they would want to better the feat achieved by these guys. You constantly want to push the bar higher," External link

firstpost Friday, June 19, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : "That confidence is infectious, and that's what I want to see in the senior team," External link

firstpost Friday, June 19, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "If you want to see a humble example of a superstar, here it is (Vijayan). If you want to see someone who played the game purely because he loved it, here it is. If you want to see someone who is brilliant in every way and yet so down-to-earth, here it is," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The boys need to know what to do with their money. They need to know where their money is going. I'm not an expert with these things, but I do realise the importance of knowing the basics," "I talk to them about things like taxes, investment plans, and other such stuff" External link

news18 Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Bhaichung Bhutia ) : "If people like Bhaichung (Bhutia) bhai, Renedy (Singh) bhai, Abhishek (Yadav) bhai or Venky (Venkatesh Shanmugam) bhai and others didn't work hard and trust me with the opportunities, things may have been different," External link

news18 Friday, June 12, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri recalled ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "To be honest, this strict Chhetri that you see today wasn't so strict before. Nabi da and I were having biryani the evening before the match. After we got back, Sukhi sir called us up and told us that we will be starting," External link

news18 Friday, June 12, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri stated ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "When I first joined Mohun Bagan, he had just come back from England. I used to see him so dedicated and give everything in training- He told me then – ‘Don't worry, you will never know how time passes. You will be there.' ALSO READ | Sunil Chhetri Calls FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup and AFC Women's Asian Cup 'Massive Opportunity' " External link

news18 Friday, June 12, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "There is no blueprint. I am at my happiest playing football for my country and club and I think that if happiness is not motivation enough to keep doing what you are, nothing else comes close. I enjoy training, preparing for a season, a game, the whole switch in routines off-season – all of it. I enjoy it," External link

firstpost Friday, June 12, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I don’t want to put numbers (on how long I will keep playing). But I am enjoying my football and I am not going away anytime soon,” External link

india Friday, June 12, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It's massive. We already saw what it did to the country after hosting the U-17 World Cup for the boys. The young boys are so confident now. It is because of the exposure they got - they played matches against the top teams in the world. I am pretty sure this will happen to the girls also. It sets the bar. We have to keep getting these tournaments and AIFF are working so hard to get these tournaments," "Today when I talk to Suresh (Wangjam) I don't have to tell him much, he knows a lot. He has already made a mark. Players like Amarjit (Kiyam), Rahul (KP), they are also doing really well. I am really looking forward to watching the U-17 World Cup" External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Credit goes to Udanta for setting it up. That goal gave us the confidence to do well in the group matches that followed,” External link

Hindu Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Bhaichung Bhutia ) : “The first time I met Bhutia, he told me that he had heard about me and that I was doing well for myself. I was so proud that a legend like Bhutia had heard about me; I told everyone in my family,” External link

Hindu Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I am living a dream. I am completing 15 years and probably 3,4,5 more years...who knows ending up with 20 years for your country. What do you want?" External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about India Football ) : "The U-16 team is doing so well. I want to see India among the top 10 teams in Asia and these young players give me hope. We were not so good when we were 16," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “If you catch a person who is talking these things (racist remarks) you will find he is ignorant and not knowing the things,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It hurts me like anyone else. It is bad. But most of time, it is due to ignorance, it is because of not knowing,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “If you catch a person who is talking these things (racist remarks) you will find he is ignorant and not knowing the things,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It hurts me like it hurts anyone else. Most of the time, what I have experienced..it is because of ignorance. Because of not knowing," External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I don't want to put numbers (on how long I will keep playing). But I am enjoying my football and I am not going away anytime soon," External link

firstpost Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I am enjoying my football and am not going away anytime soon," External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I don't want to put numbers (on how long I will keep playing). But I am enjoying my football and I am not going away anytime soon," External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Cyclone Amphan may not be in the news anymore, but the trail of devastation it has left is a long one," External link

news18 Monday, June 8, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Cyclone Amphan may not be in the news anymore, but the trail of devastation it has left is a long one,” External link

india Monday, June 8, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : “But I think the first stage is training only. Matches are only once a week, but you train every day. It’s going to be 30 players minimum, 12 coaches, a ball boy and a kit man. Everybody is going back home, and you don’t know who they are meeting. You don’t know who they are mixing with. But then again, you have to start,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 29, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “These superstars (Sindhu and Moudgil) play a game very nicely and they are very well-behaved, they don’t abuse,” “So if there are no fans, people will get to know our vocabulary of abuses. We utter nonsense, but we are allowed to say anything, except to the referee. We are dirty, we are ugly. If the fans are there, they are loud, and it (the abuse) all gets subdued. But if they’re not there, my god..” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 29, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "These superstars (Sindhu and Moudgil) play a game very nicely and they are very well-behaved, they don't abuse," "So if there are no fans, people will get to know our vocabulary of abuses. We utter nonsense, but we are allowed to say anything, except to the referee. We are dirty, we are ugly. If the fans are there, they are loud, and it [the abuse] all gets subdued. But if they're not there, my god.." External link

news18 Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : "But I think the first stage is training only. Matches are only once a week, but you train every day. It's going to be 30 players minimum, 12 coaches, a ball boy and a kit man. Everybody is going back home, and you don't know who they are meeting. You don't know who they are mixing with. But then again, you have to start," External link

news18 Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : "The one knock in international cricket you wished you had played?" External link

ibtimes-in Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “The people who are doing it, and who understand the difference, are just ignorant. It’s just not right. You shouldn’t do it,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : "The one knock in international cricket you wished you had played?" External link

khaleejtimes Monday, May 18, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : "Where were you exactly when Aamir Sohail hit Venkatesh Prasad for a boundary... trash talked... and then saw his stumps sent for a cartwheel right the next ball?" External link

tribune Monday, May 18, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : "The one knock in international cricket you wished you had played?" External link

newindianexpress Monday, May 18, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : "Which one, the first one in the semi-final or the final?" External link

newindianexpress Monday, May 18, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : "The one knock in international cricket you wished you had played?" External link

news18 Monday, May 18, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : "Which one, the first one in the semi-final or the final?" External link

news18 Monday, May 18, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : "The one knock in international cricket you wished you had played?" External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, May 17, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I started watching cricket again only after Kohli emerged on the scene, hitting century after century. He is the most-loved sports personality in the country,” External link

Hindu Sunday, May 17, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : "Where were you exactly when Aamir Sohail hit Venkatesh Prasad for a boundary... trash talked... and then saw his stumps sent for a cartwheel right the next ball?" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 17, 2020 6:32:00 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 Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri says : “our health is all we have” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 15, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “If you want to see a humble example of a superstar, here it is (Vijayan). If you want to see someone who played the game purely because he loved it, here it is. If you want to see someone who is brilliant in every way and yet so down-to-earth, here it is,” External link

expressindia Monday, May 11, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri recalled : “Vijayan was playing for Churchill Brothers at the time. I was watching the game and he came on a substitute. He didn’t look quite fit but there was a cross and there were two defenders, but he took the ball on his chest and back-volleyed it into the top corner, from outside the penalty box,” External link

expressindia Monday, May 11, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "If you want to see a humble example of a superstar, here it is (Vijayan). If you want to see someone who played the game purely because he loved it, here it is. If you want to see someone who is brilliant in every way and yet so down-to-earth, here it is," External link

news18 Monday, May 11, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri recalled : "Vijayan was playing for Churchill Brothers at the time. I was watching the game and he came on a substitute. He didn't look quite fit but there was a cross and there were two defenders, but he took the ball on his chest and back-volleyed it into the top corner, from outside the penalty box," "The way he used to score goals used to amaze everyone. He was an absolute pleasure to watch. He is by far the most skilful and innovative player I have seen" External link

news18 Monday, May 11, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “That will give another layer of protection,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 8, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri replied : "Sounds great guys, now that we've got this figured out. Subscription for the kid, Shirt for the kid, Shirt for you guys" External link

news18 Monday, May 4, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

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newindianexpress Sunday, May 3, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We've always received more than we can give. Which is why in this time of need, all of us national team players have come together and put on the table a sum that has been sent to the PM-Cares Fund to help India's fight with the pandemic," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 3, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri proposed : "While we on that topic, could we also get your autograph on a picture?" External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, May 3, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We've always received more than we can give. Which is why in this time of need, all of us national team players have come together and put on the table a sum that has been sent to the PM-Cares Fund to help India's fight with the pandemic," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, May 3, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We've always received more than we can give. Which is why in this time of need, all of us national team players have come together and put on the table a sum that has been sent to the PM-Cares Fund to help India's fight with the pandemic," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We've always received more than we can give. Which is why in this time of need, all of us national team players have come together and put on the table a sum that has been sent to the PM-Cares Fund to help India's fight with the pandemic," External link

news18 Saturday, May 2, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri wrote : “Not too many can boast of being top-notch in two different sports. You played your part to the fullest, rest well, Chuni sir. Strength to the family,” External link

firstpost Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri says : “I think the difference between them and us is that they converted their chances better. Because more often than not they chose to hit on the break, it helped that they had players like Krishna and Williams,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri says : “Prabir would be among the top three Indians in ISL6. I am really looking forward to seeing him in the national camp. I have seen him for three-four years; he was always hard working but this year he was quality, man. The crosses were quality,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri says : “Defensively they were very solid and Sumit contributed to that,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : “I just hope a lot of Indian youngsters, if not a few, get a chance to go to these (European) Academies when they are 17-18 years old and still have 4-5 years to improve. They’ll get an opportunity to train with better players in a better league and just improve,” External link

india Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri mentioned : “I played two games (for Kansas Sporting City) and came back and they offered me a contract. I went there as a Kansas player and I think I had played 6-7 friendly games, including a game against Manchester United. In two games, I scored two hat-tricks and a brace and I thought I’d start for the team. I had a lovely pre-season where I scored 14 goals in 7 games,” External link

india Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I gave a shot for nine months, played five games, scoring zero goal. There was a 4 or 5 million release clause. I was to be there for three years but I told coach I want to go back to India and nobody is going to pay this amount, just release me. They were really nice,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 19, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Then I had a lovely pre-season where I scored 14 goals in 7 games. I thought I am going to start. But it did not happen for five games and I just started deteriorating. It was more mental than physical,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 19, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I gave a shot for nine months, played five games, scoring zero goal. There was a 4 or 5 million release clause. I was to be there for three years but I told coach I want to go back to India and nobody is going to pay this amount, just release me. They were really nice,” External link

india Sunday, April 19, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Then I had a lovely pre-season where I scored 14 goals in 7 games. I thought I am going to start. But it did not happen for five games and I just started deteriorating. It was more mental than physical,” External link

india Sunday, April 19, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I gave it a shot for nine months, played five games, without scoring any goal. There was a four or five million release clause. I was to be there for three years but I told the coach I wanted to go back to India and nobody is going to pay this amount, just release me. They were really nice,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Then I had a lovely pre-season where I scored 14 goals in seven games. I thought I am going to start. But it did not happen for five games and I just started deteriorating. It was more mental than physical,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “If anyone remembers me, it’s about my hard work. When it is time for me to go and somebody else comes, I hope he comes because he is better than me, not because I did not work hard” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:14:00 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

Sunil Chhetri said : "I gave a shot for nine months, played five games, scoring zero goal. There was a 4 or 5 million release clause. I was to be there for three years but I told coach I want to go back to India and nobody is going to pay this amount, just release me. They were really nice," External link

business-standard Sunday, April 19, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I gave a shot for nine months, played five games, scoring zero goal. There was a 4 or 5 million release clause. I was to be there for three years but I told coach I want to go back to India and nobody is going to pay this amount, just release me. They were really nice," External link

firstpost Sunday, April 19, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I gave a shot for nine months, played five games, scoring zero goal. There was a 4 or 5 million release clause. I was to be there for three years but I told the coach I want to go back to India and nobody is going to pay this amount, just release me. They were really nice," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, April 19, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : ”I gave a shot for nine months, played five games, scoring zero goal. There was a 4 or 5 million release clause. I was to be there for three years but I told coach I want to go back to India and nobody is going to pay this amount, just release me. They were really nice,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 19, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “When I was growing up, I was always the talented boy, the skilful one. But that leads you to nowhere. All of you who are skilful if you think that is enough, it’s not, not anymore. It is so fast growing, so competitive, so physical and so tactical, you have to work hard, you have to be the most hardworking guy.” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 19, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “My family supported me a lot and my father flew in to stay with me from time to time. We talked and it made things easier. The story continued and 18 years on, here I am,” External link

Hindu Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “My family supported me a lot and my father flew in to stay with me from time to time. We talked and it made things easier. The story continued and 18 years on, here I am,” External link

india Saturday, April 18, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “My biggest competitor was my mum. I used to try to beat her at Chinese checkers, chess, carrom, volleyball, badminton, football, wrestling,” External link

india Saturday, April 18, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "My family supported me a lot and my father flew in to stay with me from time to time. We talked and it made things easier. The story continued and 18 years on, here I am," External link

firstpost Saturday, April 18, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "My biggest competitor was my mum. I used to try to beat her at Chinese checkers, chess, carrom, volleyball, badminton, football, wrestling," External link

firstpost Saturday, April 18, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Bhaichung Bhutia ) : "The first year was good. I used to get 20 minutes or 30 minutes game time in matches and people used to tag me next Bhaichung Bhutia and what not. But football in Kolkata teaches you very quickly," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, April 18, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The crowd turns hostile when you start losing and there were times I used to cry. Losing is not an option in Kolkata," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, April 18, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “My family supported me a lot and my father flew in to stay with me from time to time. We talked and it made things easier. The story continued and 18 years on, here I am,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 18, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “My biggest competitor was my mum. I used to try to beat her at Chinese checkers, chess, carrom, volleyball, badminton, football, wrestling,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 18, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : “It is important that everyone exercises their minds. These are unprecedented times; it’s easy to get bogged down. It’s key to stay calm, take care of your physical health, but more importantly, your mental health. Find things to keep yourself busy, while hoping that these days pass sooner rather than later,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “All the national team boys came together and decided we needed to help. It didn’t take any forcing or coaxing. Everyone came forward willingly, and that was heartening. Even some of the former players, when they heard of this, jumped right in with their contributions,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about India Football ) : "We've always received more than we can give. Which is why in this time of need, all of us national team players have come together and put on the table a sum that has been sent to the PM-Cares Fund to help India's fight with the pandemic," External link

news18 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We've always received more than we can give. Which is why in this time of need, all of us national team players have come together and put on the table a sum that has been sent to the PM-Cares Fund to help India's fight with the pandemic," External link

news18 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:04:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about India Football ) : "We've always received more than we can give. Which is why in this time of need, all of us national team players have come together and put on the table a sum that has been sent to the PM-Cares Fund to help India's fight with the pandemic," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We've always received more than we can give. Which is why in this time of need, all of us national team players have come together and put on the table a sum that has been sent to the PM-Cares Fund to help India's fight with the pandemic," External link

business-standard Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about India Football ) : "We've always received more than we can give. Which is why in this time of need, all of us national team players have come together and put on the table a sum that has been sent to the PM-Cares Fund to help India's fight with the pandemic," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Let's work together — as a team — to break the chain and stop the spread of COVID-19. I stand with everyone in India and around the world to put these challenging times behind us and hope that we can all return to our normal lives soon," External link

firstpost Sunday, March 29, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Let’s work together - as a team - to break the chain and stop the spread of COVID-19. I stand with everyone in India and around the world to put these challenging times behind us and hope that we can all return to our normal lives soon,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri says : “Scaremongering is not my idea of fun,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 27, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri replied : “Is Sunil Chhetri better than Lionel Messi?” External link

ibtimes Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : “Excluding football, what could you beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi at?” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : "Excluding football, what could you beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi at?" External link

news18 Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : “Excluding football, what could you beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi at?” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 21, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “He was a pioneer in every sense of the word, and his achievements will forever have a place in Indian footballing history. Rest in peace,” External link

Hindu Friday, March 20, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri wrote : "I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. PK Banerjee as well as to the entire Indian football fraternity," External link

dnaindia Friday, March 20, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The weather is quite different here from what it's like back in Bangalore. We've come in early to acclimatise," External link

firstpost Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri explained : “We have improved a little bit and have to go a long way. I think everyone who is involved with it, corporate houses, players, coaches, government, AIFF, fans, media have to come together and put the best foot forward to take it to a different level. We are going in the right direction, but the goal is far. We have to work really hard,” External link

dnaindia Friday, January 24, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : "It indicates that I am at the other end of my career. I have played 112 matches for my country, it doesn't mean I am going to play 250 matches. I don't have many games left, but I feel really fit now, I am raring to go but it is a fact that I am on the other side of my career," External link

irishsun Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I think we have definitely improved, but we haven't improved that much that we can get satisfied. Everyone is involved in the sport now, where we want to reach, it is far away and we have to work hard to achieve the goals," External link

irishsun Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I am really happy to see the merger of Mohun Bagan and ATK. Mohun Bagan has done a lot for the Indian football over the years, I wish them all the best," External link

irishsun Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri replied : “Is Sunil Chhetri better than Lionel Messi?” External link

ibtimes Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri replied : “Yes, Sunil Chhetri is better than Lionel Messi at speaking Hindi. How about that?” External link

ibtimes Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I understand that I don't have many games left to play for my nation," External link

news18 Monday, January 13, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "There's no point in jumping the gun. Hence, personally I want to take one game at a time," External link

news18 Monday, January 13, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I understand that I don't have many games left to play for my nation," External link

news18 Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "There's no point in jumping the gun. Hence, personally I want to take one game at a time," External link

news18 Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I understand that I don’t have many games left to play for my nation,” External link

dnaindia Friday, January 3, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “There’s no point in jumping the gun. Hence, personally I want to take one game at a time,” External link

dnaindia Friday, January 3, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I am so proud that at my club we have 5-6 players playing for the country. It would be great if we can add to that number. There’s so much talent among the young lads. It’s important we continue doing what we are doing. Most importantly we can never get stagnant or complacent,” External link

dnaindia Friday, January 3, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “At Bengaluru FC we have really done well domestically. We want to continue on the trend domestically, and most definitely want to do well in Asia. There’s an opportunity knocking at our doors this year too, and we need to grab it,” External link

dnaindia Friday, January 3, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I am so proud that at my club we have 5-6 players playing for the country. It would be great if we can add to that number. There's so much talent among the young lads. It's important we continue doing what we are doing. Most importantly we can never get stagnant or complacent," "Personally, there's no stop to be a better human being. Little by little, not by making big promises, I need to be calmer, read more, spend more time with my loved ones, and be more mindful about nature and environment," External link

business-standard Friday, January 3, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I understand that I don’t have many games left to play for my nation. There’s no point in jumping the gun. Hence, personally I want to take one game at a time,” External link

india Friday, January 3, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I need to work harder now,” “As a team, we need to win as many games as possible. The eventual aim is to qualify for AFC Asian Cup China 2023. We need to be consistently qualifying for the continental championships and there can be no compromise on that aspect. The belief in the squad is unmistakable. There’s no reason why we can’t be in China” External link

india Friday, January 3, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I am so proud that at my club we have 5-6 players playing for the country. It would be great if we can add to that number. There’s so much talent among the young lads. It’s important we continue doing what we are doing. Most importantly we can never get stagnant or complacent,” External link

india Friday, January 3, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “At Bengaluru FC we have really done well domestically. We want to continue on the trend domestically, and most definitely want to do well in Asia. There’s an opportunity knocking at our doors this year too, and we need to grab it,” External link

india Friday, January 3, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I understand that I don't have many games left to play for my country. There's no point in jumping the gun. Hence, personally I want to take one game at a time," External link

business-standard Friday, January 3, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I understand that I don’t have many games left to play for my nation,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 3, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “There’s no point in jumping the gun. Hence, personally I want to take one game at a time,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 3, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I am so proud that at my club we have 5-6 players playing for the country. It would be great if we can add to that number. There’s so much talent among the young lads. It’s important we continue doing what we are doing. Most importantly we can never get stagnant or complacent,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 3, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “At Bengaluru FC we have really done well domestically. We want to continue on the trend domestically, and most definitely want to do well in Asia. There’s an opportunity knocking at our doors this year too, and we need to grab it,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 3, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri says : “I don’t play PUBG but Vinit Rai, Anirudh Thapa and Udanta Singh, the younger lot, are some of the India players who, I know, play,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 22, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I am excited to join the PUMA family. Over the years, I have closely witnessed and experienced the brand’s football heritage. Now signing with them as a PUMA player is a very natural progression for me,” “We share a common goal to accelerate the growth of football in the country. I appreciate their commitment to the sporting ecosystem and look forward to creating a new chapter for Indian football,” External link

indiantelevision Friday, December 20, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I am excited to join the Puma family. Over the years, I have closely witnessed and experienced the brand’s football heritage. Now signing with them as a PUMA player is a very natural progression for me,” “We share a common goal to accelerate the growth of football in the country. I appreciate their commitment to the sporting ecosystem and look forward creating a new chapter for Indian football” External link

india Tuesday, December 10, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I am excited to join the PUMA family. Over the years, I have closely witnessed and experienced the brand's football heritage. Now signing with them as a PUMA player is a very natural progression for me," External link

irishsun Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I am excited to join the PUMA family. Over the years, I have closely witnessed and experienced the brand's football heritage. Now signing with them as a PUMA player is a very natural progression for me," "We share a common goal to accelerate the growth of football in the country. I appreciate their commitment to the sporting ecosystem and look forward in creating a new chapter for Indian football," External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri expressed : "I just couldn't get her out of my mind. I really enjoyed having her around" External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, November 30, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri expressed : "I just couldn't get her out of my mind. I really enjoyed having her around" External link

news18 Saturday, November 30, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri indicated : “staying with the team and playing” External link

india Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri stated : “We won’t think about revenge or anything closer to that, absolutely not. At the end of the day, the points matter. It’s not a derby as they are not our neighbours,” External link

india Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:29:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri indicated : "staying with the team and playing" External link

news18 Monday, November 18, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri stated : "We won't think about revenge or anything closer to that, absolutely not. At the end of the day, the points matter. It's not a derby as they are not our neighbours," External link

news18 Monday, November 18, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We won't think about revenge or anything closer to that, absolutely not. At the end of the day, the points matter. It's not a derby as they are not our neighbours," External link

business-standard Monday, November 18, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It was a good moment, of course, mainly because other teams generally look up to us as the formidable team in the SAFF region and everyone expects us to do well. Also, it was at our home. Another important reason was that Afghanistan were playing their last SAFF and they changed their zone later. It was very important for us to do well,” External link

india Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “We are creating chances. But that’s not enough. We have to try our best to convert them and try to be a tougher unit while defending,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “We are creating chances. But that’s not enough. We have to try our best to convert them and try to be a tougher unit while defending,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 13, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It is worrisome, but you must cut some slack. These boys are young and they’re trying their best. With time, they’ll excel,” External link

india Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:29:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We are creating chances. But that's not enough. We have to try our best to convert them and try to be a tougher unit while defending. We have missed against Bangladesh and we need to pull up our socks against Afghanistan. At the end of the day, if we can do better on the pitch, we'll be happier," External link

business-standard Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We are creating chances. But that is not enough. We have to try our best to convert them and try to be a tougher unit while defending. We have missed against Bangladesh and we need to pull up our socks against Afghanistan," External link

business-standard Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It’s not going to be easy with the travelling involved. But, we are professionals and we know how to take care of our bodies. How we travel, what we eat, how much we sleep is going to be very important,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It's not going to be easy with the travelling involved. But, we are professionals and we know how to take care of our bodies. How we travel, what we eat, how much we sleep is going to be very important," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 6, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "But, we are professionals and we know how to take care of our bodies. How we travel, what we eat, how much we sleep is going to be very important," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 6, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "This is a fantastic initiative by Herbalife Nutrition and I am excited to be here to be a part of it. Good nutrition and staying active are crucial to having a happy and healthy life. It's a great idea to make fitness a family activity. An initiative like this augurs well for our country and will help spread the message across India" External link

business-standard Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : “The roadmap that has been given by the AFC to AIFF has got lots of points,” External link

india Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri explained : “Fitness won’t be a problem but the camaraderie between the players will be. It’s good for our fitness if we are playing a lot of matches,” External link

india Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “We have got to make sure we get the club back. We have to work on it and have an ISL club, an I-League club [or] a second division club, it has to be there,” External link

Hindu Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:52:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I was guilty of missing four chances. If you see the replay, we had some seven-eight chances. If you don’t convert your chances, you won’t win games. As simple as that,” External link

Hindu Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:52:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Igor Stimac ) : "We are still far from exactly being in sync with what he wants us to do but we keep trying," "The best thing about Stimac, apart form his technical knowledge, is that he gives everyone a chance who does well in training. He simply comes to training and sees who does well, and in which position, and will give him the chance," External link

news18 Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri promised : "We will put our best foot forward against Oman and Afghanistan," External link

news18 Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I think one of them is going to be in Dushanbe (Tajikistan) because they (Afghanistan) play their home games over there and then against Oman (in Muscat). Both are very difficult and important games, but we back ourselves. If we play the way we played against Qatar, we can do it. We are not scared," External link

news18 Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "When we come to Delhi, we feel irritation in our eyes. Some of the foreign players even wear masks. Many people do not stay in Delhi for Diwali. Instead, they venture out. All of us should come together and think about the rectification of this situation" External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I think one of them is going to be in Dushanbe because they (Afghanistan) play their home games over there and then against Oman (in Muscat). Both are very difficult and important games, but we back ourselves. If we play the way we played against Qatar, we can do it. We are not scared," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Igor Stimac ) : "We are still far from exactly being in sync with what he wants us to do but we keep trying," "The best thing about Stimac, apart form his technical knowledge, is that he gives everyone a chance who does well in training. He simply comes to training and sees who does well, and in which position, and will give him the chance," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri promised : "We will put our best foot forward against Oman and Afghanistan," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I think one of them is going to be in Dushanbe (Tajikistan) because they (Afghanistan) play their home games over there and then against Oman (in Muscat). Both are very difficult and important games, but we back ourselves. If we play the way we played against Qatar, we can do it. We are not scared," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : "It is not nice if you see any top footballing nation the capital is the hub. It has to be the hub. Do we not have an interest of football in Delhi? No! we definitely do have. We gonna make sure that we get it back," External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "But whatever the reason is, we have to work on them and we got to take a club, ISL club, I-League club or 2nd division club from Delhi," External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "There are so many kids who aspire to play football professionally. If you don't have in your own state, a club to look up to, it becomes difficult. Then you have to come out to the different state to play top-division football," "So, I think I faced it when I was younger. In I-League there was not any club from Delhi, so I have to move out. It is not easy at all, I have faced it. I just hope that with coming teams in the ISL and I-League the kids do not have to move out. I'm not saying that the kid should be staying in the just one city but it becomes easier to look up to and to think this is where I want to reach," External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "When we come to Delhi, now I come very-very rarely I'm a Delhi boy, we do feel irritation in our eyes. Some of the foreign players do wear masks. We tend to not come to Delhi two days before just one day before so we can have less days here. To be honest, a lot of parents and my parent's friend don't stay here in Diwali. We all have to come together and think how to rectify this," External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We are not happy with the performance against Bangladesh. We missed a lot of chances. The team played well but the strikers missed a lot of chances and that is why we lost two points in which we should not lose. That really bothers us, especially the ones who are playing striker line, I will try to best to rectify that," External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We are still far from exactly being in sync with what he wants us to do but we keep trying," External link

nampa Wednesday, October 30, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It was never about me, it will never be about me. It’s always about India versus Bangladesh and I’m just one of the 23 players. I have been lucky to have a little bit more experience and that’s about it. There’s no dependency on me from my teammates,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Igor Stimac ) : “Yesterday, our coach (Igor Stimac) asked after practice, ‘how many of us have played for the national team in front of a jam-packed stadium’. And my answer was, ‘I haven’t’. And then, nobody else had any chance. We didn’t have to upload videos asking people to support us because we were told everything has been sold out,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 14, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “The importance of who is going to play is so less in this team,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 14, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “Why three? You can expect six goals but your expectations will not help me. What I have done in the previous game sadly won’t help me either. The important thing is that I am experienced enough to know why you are asking me this question. The only thing that we have to do is play as a team and get three points. If India lose the match 4-3 and I score a hattrick, nobody in this room -- except for the people from Bangladesh -- will be happy,” “Tomorrow, we just need to win the match. The boys played a beautiful game against Qatar and we need a very good performance against Bangladesh. You can’t guarantee a result. We are just looking forward to being as good as possible and being difficult for Bangladesh. If we can win the match and Sunil gets a hattrick, I will be happy” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, October 14, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “How many times do you see an attendance of 50 thousand plus when the National team is playing? It is a really big advantage for us,” External link

Hindu Monday, October 14, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It was never about me, it will never be about me. It’s always about India versus Bangladesh. I’m just one of the 23 players. I definitely have been lucky to have a little bit more experience and that’s about it. There’s no dependency on me from my teammates. We are one and we are going to play like one,” External link

expressindia Monday, October 14, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It was never about me, it will be never about me. It's always about India versus Bangladesh. I'm just one of the 23 players. I definitely have been lucky to have a little bit more experience and that's about it. There's no dependency on me from my team mates. We are one and we are going to play like one," External link

business-standard Monday, October 14, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It comes naturally and sometimes it does not come. I don't try to think like that. Will it do any good if I score a hattrick but we go on to lose. For me it does not matter who scores the goal, I just need three points" External link

business-standard Monday, October 14, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “As a senior, I have tried to be strict with young players because I don’t want them to go through what I did when I was young,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 14, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “That emphasis on fitness, rest and recovery has continued,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 14, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Redman is respected by the head coach and when players see that, they can’t undermine his role,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 14, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I can tell you this: we won’t lose games because players are not fit,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 14, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “The Indian team doesn’t need Sunil Chhetri to put up a good performance. I am just one of the 23 players in the team. I’m a little bit lucky and little bit more experienced. That’s about it,” External link

india Monday, October 14, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “The importance on who is going to play is so less and the importance on the team is so important under him,” External link

india Monday, October 14, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT



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Gurpreet Singh said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "There was always a desire to reach this point and this is an award, which I have always looked up to. Chhetri-bhai ( Sunil Chhetri ) has won it so many times and I have always thought when I can be worthy enough to win it," "Huge thanks go to AIFF and everyone who has supported and helped me relentlessly to help me achieve this today" External link

news18 Friday, September 25, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Gurpreet Singh said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "There was always a desire to reach this point and this is an Award which I have always looked up to. Chhetri-bhai (Sunil Chhetri) has won it so many times and I have always thought when I can be worthy enough to win it. Huge thanks go to AIFF and everyone who has supported and helped me relentlessly to help me achieve this today," External link

irishsun Friday, September 25, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Gurpreet Singh said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “There was always a desire to reach this point and this is an award which I have always looked up to. Chhetri-bhai (Sunil Chhetri) has won it so many times and I have always thought when I can be worthy enough to win it,” “Huge thanks go to AIFF and everyone who has supported and helped me relentlessly to help me achieve this today” External link

Hindu Friday, September 25, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Ajith Kumar said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “I am thrilled to have become a Bengaluru FC player. The chance to share a dressing room with a legend like Sunil Chhetri, who I hope to learn so much from, and so many of the national team boys is very exciting for me,” External link

Hindu Monday, August 24, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Igor Stimac said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “We (coaches) are there to provide best possible service to all our players and do justice at the end by choosing the best 11 or 23 for a game. We are happy to have Sunil with us and we will help him stay focused and motivated on his game as long as possible,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, July 5, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Sukhwinder Singh said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “I needed someone who had the trickery, didn’t have the fear, and had to be quick. Honestly, Sunil wasn’t in my mind at all. He wasn’t my first option. I had my doubts,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 14, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Sukhwinder Singh said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “I needed someone who had the trickery, didn’t have the fear, and had to be quick. Honestly, Sunil wasn’t in my mind at all. He wasn’t my first option. I had my doubts,” External link

Hindu Sunday, June 14, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Sukhwinder Singh said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “I needed someone who had the trickery, didn’t have the fear, and had to be quick. Honestly, Sunil wasn’t in my mind at all. He wasn’t my first option. I had my doubts,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Singh Sandhu said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "I can compete with Chhetri in a race because I have bigger strides. He can play six-seven years easily. He is getting younger day by day," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, June 13, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri recalled ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "To be honest, this strict Chhetri that you see today wasn't so strict before. Nabi da and I were having biryani the evening before the match. After we got back, Sukhi sir called us up and told us that we will be starting," External link

news18 Friday, June 12, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri stated ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "When I first joined Mohun Bagan, he had just come back from England. I used to see him so dedicated and give everything in training- He told me then – ‘Don't worry, you will never know how time passes. You will be there.' ALSO READ | Sunil Chhetri Calls FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup and AFC Women's Asian Cup 'Massive Opportunity' " External link

news18 Friday, June 12, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Singh Sandhu said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "I can compete with Chhetri in a race because I have bigger strides. He can play six-seven years easily. He is getting younger day by day," External link

news18 Friday, June 12, 2020 11:14:00 AM EAT

Singh Sandhu said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "I can compete with Chhetri in a race because I have bigger strides. He can play six-seven years easily. He is getting younger day by day," External link

news18 Monday, June 8, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Bhaichung Bhutia said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “Once he starts scoring, he can be a great finisher. He can take that position (of Sunil Chhetri). He is one future star for India,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Praful Patel added ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "I am sure that getting to interact with the likes of Chhetri, Jhingan, Bala and others will inspire the junior players," External link

business-standard Friday, May 15, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Igor Stimac said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “Many times I’m asked the question: where are you going to find a replacement for Sunil Chhetri? We will never find replacement for Sunil Chhetri while the situation is like this,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 7, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

Owen Coyle said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “To win, we need to play well offensively. But there are going to be individual battles all around. Sunil Chhetri and Deshorn Brown are all good players. Brown has played against my team in the ISL,” External link

firstpost Sunday, February 9, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Tara Sharma said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "This year we have a conversation with Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri. At times, kids enjoy sports so much that they don't focus on study. Parents should know how to help them strike a balance. Talking to these achievers will give parents a clear picture on how these sports stars prepared when they were kids," External link

mid-day Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:24:00 AM EAT

Tara Sharma said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “This year we have a conversation with Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri. At times, kids enjoy sports so much that they don’t focus on study. Parents should know how to help them strike a balance. Talking to these achievers will give parents a clear picture on how these sports stars prepared when they were kids,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Igor Stimac said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “I don’t know why people mention Sunil, he is not going anywhere. He is fit and doing his best. He is very valuable to us. His body is like a 29-year-old. As long as he is training like he is doing right now and giving his best for the national team, he will be with us, I can assure you that,” External link

Hindu Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Igor Stimac said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “We have shown that India can play organised, disciplined football. We have shown that we have many young talented players who were led by those experienced like Sunil. And that on our day, we can play against anyone,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 14, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “Why three? You can expect six goals but your expectations will not help me. What I have done in the previous game sadly won’t help me either. The important thing is that I am experienced enough to know why you are asking me this question. The only thing that we have to do is play as a team and get three points. If India lose the match 4-3 and I score a hattrick, nobody in this room -- except for the people from Bangladesh -- will be happy,” “Tomorrow, we just need to win the match. The boys played a beautiful game against Qatar and we need a very good performance against Bangladesh. You can’t guarantee a result. We are just looking forward to being as good as possible and being difficult for Bangladesh. If we can win the match and Sunil gets a hattrick, I will be happy” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, October 14, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

Bhaichung Bhutia said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "It's only Sunil who's able to score. If he's not playing or does not score it becomes very, very difficult. We need to improve our forward lineup. In this Bangladesh game, it's going to be a big test for the strikers. It's not the defence but the forward line will have to deliver," External link

firstpost Monday, October 14, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Bhaichung Bhutia said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “It’s only Sunil who’s able to score. If he’s not playing or does not score it becomes very, very difficult. We need to improve our forward lineup. In this Bangladesh game, it’s going to be a big test for the strikers. It’s not the defence but the forward line will have to deliver,” External link

expressindia Monday, October 14, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “The Indian team doesn’t need Sunil Chhetri to put up a good performance. I am just one of the 23 players in the team. I’m a little bit lucky and little bit more experienced. That’s about it,” External link

india Monday, October 14, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Bhaichung Bhutia said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "It's only Sunil who's able to score. If he's not playing or does not score it becomes very, very difficult. We need to improve our forward lineup. In this Bangladesh game, it's going to be a big test for the strikers. It's not the defence but the forward line will have to deliver," External link

business-standard Monday, October 14, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

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Sunil Chhetri said : "It's just 10 days left and I am pretty sure all of you are waiting for the ISL as I am and the whole team is," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It`s just 10 days left and I am pretty sure all of you are waiting for the ISL as I am and the whole team is," External link

dnaindia Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "This is our third week inside the bio bubble and I must confess it isn't easy but, of course, needed," External link

news18 Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “This is our third week inside the bio bubble and I must confess it isn’t easy but, of course, needed,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 12, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “This is our third week inside the bio-bubble and I must confess it isn’t easy but, of course, needed,” External link

Hindu Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The whole team and I missed him so much at the Asian Cup. He was an important reason why we qualified in the first case," External link

irishsun Friday, November 6, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The whole team and I missed him so much at the Asian Cup. He was an important reason why we qualified in the first case," External link

newindianexpress Friday, November 6, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The whole team and I missed him so much at the Asian Cup. He was an important reason why we qualified in the first case," External link

news18 Friday, November 6, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “To be honest, it is almost two weeks for us in the bio bubble here (in Goa) so I can tell you from my experience that it is not easy. At the same time it is not crazily difficult as well. But what we are getting in return is that we are able to train as a team and also play in tournament when people are fighting for basic fundamental amenities in the country,” “Although five months of staying in the bubble is not going to be any easy, but it is what it is and if we want to play, this is what we got to do” External link

newindianexpress Friday, November 6, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “East Bengal and Mohun Bagan coming in is a big thing. I have been with Indian football for 19 years. They are monumental and synonymous with India football. Them coming to ISL, where all top India players will play is going to be huge. In that context, it is going to be very competitive,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, November 6, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “The role of the support staff is huge. We have got the best support staff. The knowledge they possess about the rules and regulations and the way they are trying to help the boys is good to see. At the end of the day, we are all in this together and we all understand the issues that come in a bio bubble. Everyone is approachable in our staff, including from our boss (CEO) Mandar Tamhane to head coach, Carles Cuadrat and others. We are a close-knit, and I am proud of that. That might give us the edge. Under these circumstances, to be a team, a family, is going to be very pivotal,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, November 6, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It is a shame that their fans will not be there in the stadium, but I am sure that they will make themselves heard on other platforms. The tournament will be very competitive with their entry,” External link

Hindu Thursday, November 5, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “The only thing I’m skeptical about is players getting injured when we start training with the full team. The chances of getting injuries are really high. We must avoid injuries in order to do well,” External link

Hindu Thursday, November 5, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told ( about Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima ) : "If I have to be honest, I will listen to this comparison (with Ronaldo) for like five minutes and then forget about it because there is no comparison," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The love that I get playing football unbelievable it's something that I have never dreamt of even. So when I am there and everyone wants me to do better so it comes to me that I want to give everything that I have got in me," "I am living alife which I have never ever dreamt of the only thing I do is I don't let even a day go by that I don't give my 100 per cent," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told ( about Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima ) : "If I have to be honest, I will listen to this comparison (with Ronaldo) for like five minutes and then forget about it because there is no comparison," External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The love that I get playing football unbelievable it's something that I have never dreamt of even. So when I am there and everyone wants me to do better so it comes to me that I want to give everything that I have got in me," "I am living alife which I have never ever dreamt of the only thing I do is I don't let even a day go by that I don't give my 100 per cent," External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "One year on from the result, I still find it hard to recall how many times I have felt the way I felt that that night in Doha. I couldn't be on the pitch with my fellow Blue Tigers but the way they played and the heart they showed, they gave me a memory to cherish for a lifetime," "Towards the end, both sides started pushing aggressively for the go-ahead goal, even my volume levels went up and I was screaming like crazy. The tension was too much to take," External link

irishsun Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri wrote : “Towards the end, both sides started pushing aggressively for the go-ahead goal, even my volume levels went up and I was screaming like crazy. The tension was too much to take!” External link

expressindia Thursday, September 10, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : "He is the perfect example of the new generation of Indian players - fearless, ambitious, and constantly willing to upgrade himself. He is a great role model for youngsters, and is someone whom I trust blindly and feel secured every time we go together for war. Good luck to him, and congratulations," External link

irishsun Wednesday, August 26, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Sports Minister Shri Kiren Rijiju making a commitment here to locate every football talent in India and if every talent is identified and nurtured well then half of the problem of Indian football is solved. It is the best birthday gift I can ask for,” External link

india Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I am really honoured to have my birthday celebrated as Delhi Football Day. It is like a dream, when you start playing, you never dream that your birthday will be made so special and for that I am really thankful to Football Delhi,” “Sports Minister Shri Kiren Rijiju making a commitment here to locate every football talent in India and if every talent is identified and nurtured, well then half of the problem of Indian football is solved. It is the best birthday gift I can ask for” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 3, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I am really honoured to have this day. It is like a dream. When you start playing, you never dream that your birthday will be made so special and for that I am really thankful to Football Delhi," External link

news18 Monday, August 3, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Along with the prayers, Assam needs as much attention and help as possible to recover from the floods it is under," External link

news18 Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Along with the prayers, Assam needs as much attention and help as possible to recover from the floods it is under," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Once you have taken every step and prepared yourself in every manner possible, make sure that you enjoy the tournament once you start playing it. It's not every day that you play on the continental stage, and it's important for you to enjoy the moment," External link

news18 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Along with the prayers, Assam needs as much attention and help as possible to recover from the floods it is under," External link

ibtimes-in Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “What happened with Jeyaraj and Fenix is beyond acceptable. Nothing will give them their lives back, but justice should set a precedent and a very strong one at that. #JeyarajandFenix,” External link

india Monday, June 29, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "What happened with Jeyaraj and Fenix is beyond acceptable. Nothing will give them their lives back, but justice should set a precedent, and a very strong one at that. #JeyarajandFenix," External link

newindianexpress Monday, June 29, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "They have played some really good football and it's all about continuing the push to improve with every step. These boys would want to do better than the previous batch (that clocked a quarterfinal finish in the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship)," External link

dnaindia Friday, June 19, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "In the same manner when this batch produces such a good result, it puts the onus on the guys who are currently in the U-14s to prepare even better, because they would want to better the feat achieved by these guys. You constantly want to push the bar higher," "At this stage in Indian football, you want the national team to push for the top 10 spots in Asia. For that to happen it is very important for these youngsters to come through the ranks and produce the results in the senior team," External link

dnaindia Friday, June 19, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri informed ( about Amarjit Singh ) : "You should look at the confidence that players like Amarjit (Singh), Suresh (Wangjam) and Narender (Gahlot) have, even though they are some of the youngest players in the senior team. That confidence is infectious, and that`s what I want to see in the senior team," External link

dnaindia Friday, June 19, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "They have played some really good football and it's all about continuing the push to improve with every step. These boys would want to do better than the previous batch (that clocked a quarterfinal finish in the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship)," External link

irishsun Friday, June 19, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "In the same manner when this batch produces such a good result, it puts the onus on the guys who are currently in the U-14s to prepare even better, because they would want to better the feat achieved by these guys. You constantly want to push the bar higher," "At this stage in Indian football, you want the national team to push for the top 10 spots in Asia. For that to happen it is very important for these youngsters to come through the ranks and produce the results in the senior team," External link

irishsun Friday, June 19, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri informed ( about Amarjit Singh ) : "You should look at the confidence that players like Amarjit (Singh), Suresh (Wangjam) and Narender (Gahlot) have, even though they are some of the youngest players in the senior team. That confidence is infectious, and that's what I want to see in the senior team," External link

irishsun Friday, June 19, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "At this stage in Indian football, you want the national team to push for the top 10 spots in Asia. For that to happen it is very important for these youngsters to come through the ranks and produce the results in the senior team," External link

firstpost Friday, June 19, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I'm already a big fan of the U-16 team and the Indian Arrows, especially the U-16 team under Bibiano. They look like a really good unit," External link

firstpost Friday, June 19, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "They have played some really good football and it's all about continuing the push to improve with every step. These boys would want to do better than the previous batch (that clocked a quarterfinal finish in the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship)," "In the same manner when this batch produces such a good result, it puts the onus on the guys who are currently in the U-14s to prepare even better, because they would want to better the feat achieved by these guys. You constantly want to push the bar higher," External link

firstpost Friday, June 19, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : "That confidence is infectious, and that's what I want to see in the senior team," External link

firstpost Friday, June 19, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "If you want to see a humble example of a superstar, here it is (Vijayan). If you want to see someone who played the game purely because he loved it, here it is. If you want to see someone who is brilliant in every way and yet so down-to-earth, here it is," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The boys need to know what to do with their money. They need to know where their money is going. I'm not an expert with these things, but I do realise the importance of knowing the basics," "I talk to them about things like taxes, investment plans, and other such stuff" External link

news18 Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Bhaichung Bhutia ) : "If people like Bhaichung (Bhutia) bhai, Renedy (Singh) bhai, Abhishek (Yadav) bhai or Venky (Venkatesh Shanmugam) bhai and others didn't work hard and trust me with the opportunities, things may have been different," External link

news18 Friday, June 12, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri recalled ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "To be honest, this strict Chhetri that you see today wasn't so strict before. Nabi da and I were having biryani the evening before the match. After we got back, Sukhi sir called us up and told us that we will be starting," External link

news18 Friday, June 12, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri stated ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "When I first joined Mohun Bagan, he had just come back from England. I used to see him so dedicated and give everything in training- He told me then – ‘Don't worry, you will never know how time passes. You will be there.' ALSO READ | Sunil Chhetri Calls FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup and AFC Women's Asian Cup 'Massive Opportunity' " External link

news18 Friday, June 12, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "There is no blueprint. I am at my happiest playing football for my country and club and I think that if happiness is not motivation enough to keep doing what you are, nothing else comes close. I enjoy training, preparing for a season, a game, the whole switch in routines off-season – all of it. I enjoy it," External link

firstpost Friday, June 12, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I don’t want to put numbers (on how long I will keep playing). But I am enjoying my football and I am not going away anytime soon,” External link

india Friday, June 12, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It's massive. We already saw what it did to the country after hosting the U-17 World Cup for the boys. The young boys are so confident now. It is because of the exposure they got - they played matches against the top teams in the world. I am pretty sure this will happen to the girls also. It sets the bar. We have to keep getting these tournaments and AIFF are working so hard to get these tournaments," "Today when I talk to Suresh (Wangjam) I don't have to tell him much, he knows a lot. He has already made a mark. Players like Amarjit (Kiyam), Rahul (KP), they are also doing really well. I am really looking forward to watching the U-17 World Cup" External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Credit goes to Udanta for setting it up. That goal gave us the confidence to do well in the group matches that followed,” External link

Hindu Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Bhaichung Bhutia ) : “The first time I met Bhutia, he told me that he had heard about me and that I was doing well for myself. I was so proud that a legend like Bhutia had heard about me; I told everyone in my family,” External link

Hindu Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I am living a dream. I am completing 15 years and probably 3,4,5 more years...who knows ending up with 20 years for your country. What do you want?" External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about India Football ) : "The U-16 team is doing so well. I want to see India among the top 10 teams in Asia and these young players give me hope. We were not so good when we were 16," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “If you catch a person who is talking these things (racist remarks) you will find he is ignorant and not knowing the things,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It hurts me like anyone else. It is bad. But most of time, it is due to ignorance, it is because of not knowing,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “If you catch a person who is talking these things (racist remarks) you will find he is ignorant and not knowing the things,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It hurts me like it hurts anyone else. Most of the time, what I have experienced..it is because of ignorance. Because of not knowing," External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I don't want to put numbers (on how long I will keep playing). But I am enjoying my football and I am not going away anytime soon," External link

firstpost Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I am enjoying my football and am not going away anytime soon," External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I don't want to put numbers (on how long I will keep playing). But I am enjoying my football and I am not going away anytime soon," External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Cyclone Amphan may not be in the news anymore, but the trail of devastation it has left is a long one," External link

news18 Monday, June 8, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Cyclone Amphan may not be in the news anymore, but the trail of devastation it has left is a long one,” External link

india Monday, June 8, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : “But I think the first stage is training only. Matches are only once a week, but you train every day. It’s going to be 30 players minimum, 12 coaches, a ball boy and a kit man. Everybody is going back home, and you don’t know who they are meeting. You don’t know who they are mixing with. But then again, you have to start,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 29, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “These superstars (Sindhu and Moudgil) play a game very nicely and they are very well-behaved, they don’t abuse,” “So if there are no fans, people will get to know our vocabulary of abuses. We utter nonsense, but we are allowed to say anything, except to the referee. We are dirty, we are ugly. If the fans are there, they are loud, and it (the abuse) all gets subdued. But if they’re not there, my god..” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 29, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "These superstars (Sindhu and Moudgil) play a game very nicely and they are very well-behaved, they don't abuse," "So if there are no fans, people will get to know our vocabulary of abuses. We utter nonsense, but we are allowed to say anything, except to the referee. We are dirty, we are ugly. If the fans are there, they are loud, and it [the abuse] all gets subdued. But if they're not there, my god.." External link

news18 Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri added : "But I think the first stage is training only. Matches are only once a week, but you train every day. It's going to be 30 players minimum, 12 coaches, a ball boy and a kit man. Everybody is going back home, and you don't know who they are meeting. You don't know who they are mixing with. But then again, you have to start," External link

news18 Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : "The one knock in international cricket you wished you had played?" External link

ibtimes-in Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “The people who are doing it, and who understand the difference, are just ignorant. It’s just not right. You shouldn’t do it,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : "The one knock in international cricket you wished you had played?" External link

khaleejtimes Monday, May 18, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : "Where were you exactly when Aamir Sohail hit Venkatesh Prasad for a boundary... trash talked... and then saw his stumps sent for a cartwheel right the next ball?" External link

tribune Monday, May 18, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : "The one knock in international cricket you wished you had played?" External link

newindianexpress Monday, May 18, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : "Which one, the first one in the semi-final or the final?" External link

newindianexpress Monday, May 18, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : "The one knock in international cricket you wished you had played?" External link

news18 Monday, May 18, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : "Which one, the first one in the semi-final or the final?" External link

news18 Monday, May 18, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : "The one knock in international cricket you wished you had played?" External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, May 17, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I started watching cricket again only after Kohli emerged on the scene, hitting century after century. He is the most-loved sports personality in the country,” External link

Hindu Sunday, May 17, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : "Where were you exactly when Aamir Sohail hit Venkatesh Prasad for a boundary... trash talked... and then saw his stumps sent for a cartwheel right the next ball?" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 17, 2020 6:32:00 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 Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri says : “our health is all we have” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 15, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “If you want to see a humble example of a superstar, here it is (Vijayan). If you want to see someone who played the game purely because he loved it, here it is. If you want to see someone who is brilliant in every way and yet so down-to-earth, here it is,” External link

expressindia Monday, May 11, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri recalled : “Vijayan was playing for Churchill Brothers at the time. I was watching the game and he came on a substitute. He didn’t look quite fit but there was a cross and there were two defenders, but he took the ball on his chest and back-volleyed it into the top corner, from outside the penalty box,” External link

expressindia Monday, May 11, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "If you want to see a humble example of a superstar, here it is (Vijayan). If you want to see someone who played the game purely because he loved it, here it is. If you want to see someone who is brilliant in every way and yet so down-to-earth, here it is," External link

news18 Monday, May 11, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri recalled : "Vijayan was playing for Churchill Brothers at the time. I was watching the game and he came on a substitute. He didn't look quite fit but there was a cross and there were two defenders, but he took the ball on his chest and back-volleyed it into the top corner, from outside the penalty box," "The way he used to score goals used to amaze everyone. He was an absolute pleasure to watch. He is by far the most skilful and innovative player I have seen" External link

news18 Monday, May 11, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “That will give another layer of protection,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 8, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri replied : "Sounds great guys, now that we've got this figured out. Subscription for the kid, Shirt for the kid, Shirt for you guys" External link

news18 Monday, May 4, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri replied : "Sounds great guys, now that we've got this figured out. Subscription for the kid, Shirt for the kid, Shirt for you guys" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 3, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We've always received more than we can give. Which is why in this time of need, all of us national team players have come together and put on the table a sum that has been sent to the PM-Cares Fund to help India's fight with the pandemic," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 3, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri proposed : "While we on that topic, could we also get your autograph on a picture?" External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, May 3, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We've always received more than we can give. Which is why in this time of need, all of us national team players have come together and put on the table a sum that has been sent to the PM-Cares Fund to help India's fight with the pandemic," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, May 3, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We've always received more than we can give. Which is why in this time of need, all of us national team players have come together and put on the table a sum that has been sent to the PM-Cares Fund to help India's fight with the pandemic," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We've always received more than we can give. Which is why in this time of need, all of us national team players have come together and put on the table a sum that has been sent to the PM-Cares Fund to help India's fight with the pandemic," External link

news18 Saturday, May 2, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri wrote : “Not too many can boast of being top-notch in two different sports. You played your part to the fullest, rest well, Chuni sir. Strength to the family,” External link

firstpost Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri says : “I think the difference between them and us is that they converted their chances better. Because more often than not they chose to hit on the break, it helped that they had players like Krishna and Williams,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri says : “Prabir would be among the top three Indians in ISL6. I am really looking forward to seeing him in the national camp. I have seen him for three-four years; he was always hard working but this year he was quality, man. The crosses were quality,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri says : “Defensively they were very solid and Sumit contributed to that,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : “I just hope a lot of Indian youngsters, if not a few, get a chance to go to these (European) Academies when they are 17-18 years old and still have 4-5 years to improve. They’ll get an opportunity to train with better players in a better league and just improve,” External link

india Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri mentioned : “I played two games (for Kansas Sporting City) and came back and they offered me a contract. I went there as a Kansas player and I think I had played 6-7 friendly games, including a game against Manchester United. In two games, I scored two hat-tricks and a brace and I thought I’d start for the team. I had a lovely pre-season where I scored 14 goals in 7 games,” External link

india Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I gave a shot for nine months, played five games, scoring zero goal. There was a 4 or 5 million release clause. I was to be there for three years but I told coach I want to go back to India and nobody is going to pay this amount, just release me. They were really nice,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 19, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Then I had a lovely pre-season where I scored 14 goals in 7 games. I thought I am going to start. But it did not happen for five games and I just started deteriorating. It was more mental than physical,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 19, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I gave a shot for nine months, played five games, scoring zero goal. There was a 4 or 5 million release clause. I was to be there for three years but I told coach I want to go back to India and nobody is going to pay this amount, just release me. They were really nice,” External link

india Sunday, April 19, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Then I had a lovely pre-season where I scored 14 goals in 7 games. I thought I am going to start. But it did not happen for five games and I just started deteriorating. It was more mental than physical,” External link

india Sunday, April 19, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I gave it a shot for nine months, played five games, without scoring any goal. There was a four or five million release clause. I was to be there for three years but I told the coach I wanted to go back to India and nobody is going to pay this amount, just release me. They were really nice,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Then I had a lovely pre-season where I scored 14 goals in seven games. I thought I am going to start. But it did not happen for five games and I just started deteriorating. It was more mental than physical,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “If anyone remembers me, it’s about my hard work. When it is time for me to go and somebody else comes, I hope he comes because he is better than me, not because I did not work hard” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:14:00 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

Sunil Chhetri said : "I gave a shot for nine months, played five games, scoring zero goal. There was a 4 or 5 million release clause. I was to be there for three years but I told coach I want to go back to India and nobody is going to pay this amount, just release me. They were really nice," External link

business-standard Sunday, April 19, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I gave a shot for nine months, played five games, scoring zero goal. There was a 4 or 5 million release clause. I was to be there for three years but I told coach I want to go back to India and nobody is going to pay this amount, just release me. They were really nice," External link

firstpost Sunday, April 19, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I gave a shot for nine months, played five games, scoring zero goal. There was a 4 or 5 million release clause. I was to be there for three years but I told the coach I want to go back to India and nobody is going to pay this amount, just release me. They were really nice," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, April 19, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : ”I gave a shot for nine months, played five games, scoring zero goal. There was a 4 or 5 million release clause. I was to be there for three years but I told coach I want to go back to India and nobody is going to pay this amount, just release me. They were really nice,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 19, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “When I was growing up, I was always the talented boy, the skilful one. But that leads you to nowhere. All of you who are skilful if you think that is enough, it’s not, not anymore. It is so fast growing, so competitive, so physical and so tactical, you have to work hard, you have to be the most hardworking guy.” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 19, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “My family supported me a lot and my father flew in to stay with me from time to time. We talked and it made things easier. The story continued and 18 years on, here I am,” External link

Hindu Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “My family supported me a lot and my father flew in to stay with me from time to time. We talked and it made things easier. The story continued and 18 years on, here I am,” External link

india Saturday, April 18, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “My biggest competitor was my mum. I used to try to beat her at Chinese checkers, chess, carrom, volleyball, badminton, football, wrestling,” External link

india Saturday, April 18, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "My family supported me a lot and my father flew in to stay with me from time to time. We talked and it made things easier. The story continued and 18 years on, here I am," External link

firstpost Saturday, April 18, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "My biggest competitor was my mum. I used to try to beat her at Chinese checkers, chess, carrom, volleyball, badminton, football, wrestling," External link

firstpost Saturday, April 18, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Bhaichung Bhutia ) : "The first year was good. I used to get 20 minutes or 30 minutes game time in matches and people used to tag me next Bhaichung Bhutia and what not. But football in Kolkata teaches you very quickly," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, April 18, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The crowd turns hostile when you start losing and there were times I used to cry. Losing is not an option in Kolkata," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, April 18, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “My family supported me a lot and my father flew in to stay with me from time to time. We talked and it made things easier. The story continued and 18 years on, here I am,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 18, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “My biggest competitor was my mum. I used to try to beat her at Chinese checkers, chess, carrom, volleyball, badminton, football, wrestling,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 18, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : “It is important that everyone exercises their minds. These are unprecedented times; it’s easy to get bogged down. It’s key to stay calm, take care of your physical health, but more importantly, your mental health. Find things to keep yourself busy, while hoping that these days pass sooner rather than later,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “All the national team boys came together and decided we needed to help. It didn’t take any forcing or coaxing. Everyone came forward willingly, and that was heartening. Even some of the former players, when they heard of this, jumped right in with their contributions,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about India Football ) : "We've always received more than we can give. Which is why in this time of need, all of us national team players have come together and put on the table a sum that has been sent to the PM-Cares Fund to help India's fight with the pandemic," External link

news18 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We've always received more than we can give. Which is why in this time of need, all of us national team players have come together and put on the table a sum that has been sent to the PM-Cares Fund to help India's fight with the pandemic," External link

news18 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:04:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about India Football ) : "We've always received more than we can give. Which is why in this time of need, all of us national team players have come together and put on the table a sum that has been sent to the PM-Cares Fund to help India's fight with the pandemic," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We've always received more than we can give. Which is why in this time of need, all of us national team players have come together and put on the table a sum that has been sent to the PM-Cares Fund to help India's fight with the pandemic," External link

business-standard Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about India Football ) : "We've always received more than we can give. Which is why in this time of need, all of us national team players have come together and put on the table a sum that has been sent to the PM-Cares Fund to help India's fight with the pandemic," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "Let's work together — as a team — to break the chain and stop the spread of COVID-19. I stand with everyone in India and around the world to put these challenging times behind us and hope that we can all return to our normal lives soon," External link

firstpost Sunday, March 29, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Let’s work together - as a team - to break the chain and stop the spread of COVID-19. I stand with everyone in India and around the world to put these challenging times behind us and hope that we can all return to our normal lives soon,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri says : “Scaremongering is not my idea of fun,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 27, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri replied : “Is Sunil Chhetri better than Lionel Messi?” External link

ibtimes Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : “Excluding football, what could you beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi at?” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : "Excluding football, what could you beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi at?" External link

news18 Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri asked : “Excluding football, what could you beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi at?” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 21, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “He was a pioneer in every sense of the word, and his achievements will forever have a place in Indian footballing history. Rest in peace,” External link

Hindu Friday, March 20, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri wrote : "I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. PK Banerjee as well as to the entire Indian football fraternity," External link

dnaindia Friday, March 20, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "The weather is quite different here from what it's like back in Bangalore. We've come in early to acclimatise," External link

firstpost Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri explained : “We have improved a little bit and have to go a long way. I think everyone who is involved with it, corporate houses, players, coaches, government, AIFF, fans, media have to come together and put the best foot forward to take it to a different level. We are going in the right direction, but the goal is far. We have to work really hard,” External link

dnaindia Friday, January 24, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : "It indicates that I am at the other end of my career. I have played 112 matches for my country, it doesn't mean I am going to play 250 matches. I don't have many games left, but I feel really fit now, I am raring to go but it is a fact that I am on the other side of my career," External link

irishsun Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I think we have definitely improved, but we haven't improved that much that we can get satisfied. Everyone is involved in the sport now, where we want to reach, it is far away and we have to work hard to achieve the goals," External link

irishsun Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I am really happy to see the merger of Mohun Bagan and ATK. Mohun Bagan has done a lot for the Indian football over the years, I wish them all the best," External link

irishsun Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri replied : “Is Sunil Chhetri better than Lionel Messi?” External link

ibtimes Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri replied : “Yes, Sunil Chhetri is better than Lionel Messi at speaking Hindi. How about that?” External link

ibtimes Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I understand that I don't have many games left to play for my nation," External link

news18 Monday, January 13, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "There's no point in jumping the gun. Hence, personally I want to take one game at a time," External link

news18 Monday, January 13, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I understand that I don't have many games left to play for my nation," External link

news18 Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "There's no point in jumping the gun. Hence, personally I want to take one game at a time," External link

news18 Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I understand that I don’t have many games left to play for my nation,” External link

dnaindia Friday, January 3, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “There’s no point in jumping the gun. Hence, personally I want to take one game at a time,” External link

dnaindia Friday, January 3, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I am so proud that at my club we have 5-6 players playing for the country. It would be great if we can add to that number. There’s so much talent among the young lads. It’s important we continue doing what we are doing. Most importantly we can never get stagnant or complacent,” External link

dnaindia Friday, January 3, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “At Bengaluru FC we have really done well domestically. We want to continue on the trend domestically, and most definitely want to do well in Asia. There’s an opportunity knocking at our doors this year too, and we need to grab it,” External link

dnaindia Friday, January 3, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I am so proud that at my club we have 5-6 players playing for the country. It would be great if we can add to that number. There's so much talent among the young lads. It's important we continue doing what we are doing. Most importantly we can never get stagnant or complacent," "Personally, there's no stop to be a better human being. Little by little, not by making big promises, I need to be calmer, read more, spend more time with my loved ones, and be more mindful about nature and environment," External link

business-standard Friday, January 3, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I understand that I don’t have many games left to play for my nation. There’s no point in jumping the gun. Hence, personally I want to take one game at a time,” External link

india Friday, January 3, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I need to work harder now,” “As a team, we need to win as many games as possible. The eventual aim is to qualify for AFC Asian Cup China 2023. We need to be consistently qualifying for the continental championships and there can be no compromise on that aspect. The belief in the squad is unmistakable. There’s no reason why we can’t be in China” External link

india Friday, January 3, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I am so proud that at my club we have 5-6 players playing for the country. It would be great if we can add to that number. There’s so much talent among the young lads. It’s important we continue doing what we are doing. Most importantly we can never get stagnant or complacent,” External link

india Friday, January 3, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “At Bengaluru FC we have really done well domestically. We want to continue on the trend domestically, and most definitely want to do well in Asia. There’s an opportunity knocking at our doors this year too, and we need to grab it,” External link

india Friday, January 3, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I understand that I don't have many games left to play for my country. There's no point in jumping the gun. Hence, personally I want to take one game at a time," External link

business-standard Friday, January 3, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I understand that I don’t have many games left to play for my nation,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 3, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “There’s no point in jumping the gun. Hence, personally I want to take one game at a time,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 3, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I am so proud that at my club we have 5-6 players playing for the country. It would be great if we can add to that number. There’s so much talent among the young lads. It’s important we continue doing what we are doing. Most importantly we can never get stagnant or complacent,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 3, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “At Bengaluru FC we have really done well domestically. We want to continue on the trend domestically, and most definitely want to do well in Asia. There’s an opportunity knocking at our doors this year too, and we need to grab it,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 3, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri says : “I don’t play PUBG but Vinit Rai, Anirudh Thapa and Udanta Singh, the younger lot, are some of the India players who, I know, play,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 22, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I am excited to join the PUMA family. Over the years, I have closely witnessed and experienced the brand’s football heritage. Now signing with them as a PUMA player is a very natural progression for me,” “We share a common goal to accelerate the growth of football in the country. I appreciate their commitment to the sporting ecosystem and look forward to creating a new chapter for Indian football,” External link

indiantelevision Friday, December 20, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I am excited to join the Puma family. Over the years, I have closely witnessed and experienced the brand’s football heritage. Now signing with them as a PUMA player is a very natural progression for me,” “We share a common goal to accelerate the growth of football in the country. I appreciate their commitment to the sporting ecosystem and look forward creating a new chapter for Indian football” External link

india Tuesday, December 10, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I am excited to join the PUMA family. Over the years, I have closely witnessed and experienced the brand's football heritage. Now signing with them as a PUMA player is a very natural progression for me," External link

irishsun Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I am excited to join the PUMA family. Over the years, I have closely witnessed and experienced the brand's football heritage. Now signing with them as a PUMA player is a very natural progression for me," "We share a common goal to accelerate the growth of football in the country. I appreciate their commitment to the sporting ecosystem and look forward in creating a new chapter for Indian football," External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri expressed : "I just couldn't get her out of my mind. I really enjoyed having her around" External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, November 30, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri expressed : "I just couldn't get her out of my mind. I really enjoyed having her around" External link

news18 Saturday, November 30, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri indicated : “staying with the team and playing” External link

india Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri stated : “We won’t think about revenge or anything closer to that, absolutely not. At the end of the day, the points matter. It’s not a derby as they are not our neighbours,” External link

india Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:29:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri indicated : "staying with the team and playing" External link

news18 Monday, November 18, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri stated : "We won't think about revenge or anything closer to that, absolutely not. At the end of the day, the points matter. It's not a derby as they are not our neighbours," External link

news18 Monday, November 18, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We won't think about revenge or anything closer to that, absolutely not. At the end of the day, the points matter. It's not a derby as they are not our neighbours," External link

business-standard Monday, November 18, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It was a good moment, of course, mainly because other teams generally look up to us as the formidable team in the SAFF region and everyone expects us to do well. Also, it was at our home. Another important reason was that Afghanistan were playing their last SAFF and they changed their zone later. It was very important for us to do well,” External link

india Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “We are creating chances. But that’s not enough. We have to try our best to convert them and try to be a tougher unit while defending,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “We are creating chances. But that’s not enough. We have to try our best to convert them and try to be a tougher unit while defending,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 13, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It is worrisome, but you must cut some slack. These boys are young and they’re trying their best. With time, they’ll excel,” External link

india Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:29:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We are creating chances. But that's not enough. We have to try our best to convert them and try to be a tougher unit while defending. We have missed against Bangladesh and we need to pull up our socks against Afghanistan. At the end of the day, if we can do better on the pitch, we'll be happier," External link

business-standard Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We are creating chances. But that is not enough. We have to try our best to convert them and try to be a tougher unit while defending. We have missed against Bangladesh and we need to pull up our socks against Afghanistan," External link

business-standard Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It’s not going to be easy with the travelling involved. But, we are professionals and we know how to take care of our bodies. How we travel, what we eat, how much we sleep is going to be very important,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It's not going to be easy with the travelling involved. But, we are professionals and we know how to take care of our bodies. How we travel, what we eat, how much we sleep is going to be very important," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 6, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "But, we are professionals and we know how to take care of our bodies. How we travel, what we eat, how much we sleep is going to be very important," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 6, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "This is a fantastic initiative by Herbalife Nutrition and I am excited to be here to be a part of it. Good nutrition and staying active are crucial to having a happy and healthy life. It's a great idea to make fitness a family activity. An initiative like this augurs well for our country and will help spread the message across India" External link

business-standard Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : “The roadmap that has been given by the AFC to AIFF has got lots of points,” External link

india Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri explained : “Fitness won’t be a problem but the camaraderie between the players will be. It’s good for our fitness if we are playing a lot of matches,” External link

india Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “We have got to make sure we get the club back. We have to work on it and have an ISL club, an I-League club [or] a second division club, it has to be there,” External link

Hindu Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:52:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I was guilty of missing four chances. If you see the replay, we had some seven-eight chances. If you don’t convert your chances, you won’t win games. As simple as that,” External link

Hindu Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:52:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Igor Stimac ) : "We are still far from exactly being in sync with what he wants us to do but we keep trying," "The best thing about Stimac, apart form his technical knowledge, is that he gives everyone a chance who does well in training. He simply comes to training and sees who does well, and in which position, and will give him the chance," External link

news18 Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri promised : "We will put our best foot forward against Oman and Afghanistan," External link

news18 Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I think one of them is going to be in Dushanbe (Tajikistan) because they (Afghanistan) play their home games over there and then against Oman (in Muscat). Both are very difficult and important games, but we back ourselves. If we play the way we played against Qatar, we can do it. We are not scared," External link

news18 Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "When we come to Delhi, we feel irritation in our eyes. Some of the foreign players even wear masks. Many people do not stay in Delhi for Diwali. Instead, they venture out. All of us should come together and think about the rectification of this situation" External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I think one of them is going to be in Dushanbe because they (Afghanistan) play their home games over there and then against Oman (in Muscat). Both are very difficult and important games, but we back ourselves. If we play the way we played against Qatar, we can do it. We are not scared," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Igor Stimac ) : "We are still far from exactly being in sync with what he wants us to do but we keep trying," "The best thing about Stimac, apart form his technical knowledge, is that he gives everyone a chance who does well in training. He simply comes to training and sees who does well, and in which position, and will give him the chance," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri promised : "We will put our best foot forward against Oman and Afghanistan," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "I think one of them is going to be in Dushanbe (Tajikistan) because they (Afghanistan) play their home games over there and then against Oman (in Muscat). Both are very difficult and important games, but we back ourselves. If we play the way we played against Qatar, we can do it. We are not scared," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told : "It is not nice if you see any top footballing nation the capital is the hub. It has to be the hub. Do we not have an interest of football in Delhi? No! we definitely do have. We gonna make sure that we get it back," External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "But whatever the reason is, we have to work on them and we got to take a club, ISL club, I-League club or 2nd division club from Delhi," External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "There are so many kids who aspire to play football professionally. If you don't have in your own state, a club to look up to, it becomes difficult. Then you have to come out to the different state to play top-division football," "So, I think I faced it when I was younger. In I-League there was not any club from Delhi, so I have to move out. It is not easy at all, I have faced it. I just hope that with coming teams in the ISL and I-League the kids do not have to move out. I'm not saying that the kid should be staying in the just one city but it becomes easier to look up to and to think this is where I want to reach," External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "When we come to Delhi, now I come very-very rarely I'm a Delhi boy, we do feel irritation in our eyes. Some of the foreign players do wear masks. We tend to not come to Delhi two days before just one day before so we can have less days here. To be honest, a lot of parents and my parent's friend don't stay here in Diwali. We all have to come together and think how to rectify this," External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We are not happy with the performance against Bangladesh. We missed a lot of chances. The team played well but the strikers missed a lot of chances and that is why we lost two points in which we should not lose. That really bothers us, especially the ones who are playing striker line, I will try to best to rectify that," External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "We are still far from exactly being in sync with what he wants us to do but we keep trying," External link

nampa Wednesday, October 30, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It was never about me, it will never be about me. It’s always about India versus Bangladesh and I’m just one of the 23 players. I have been lucky to have a little bit more experience and that’s about it. There’s no dependency on me from my teammates,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Igor Stimac ) : “Yesterday, our coach (Igor Stimac) asked after practice, ‘how many of us have played for the national team in front of a jam-packed stadium’. And my answer was, ‘I haven’t’. And then, nobody else had any chance. We didn’t have to upload videos asking people to support us because we were told everything has been sold out,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 14, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “The importance of who is going to play is so less in this team,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 14, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “Why three? You can expect six goals but your expectations will not help me. What I have done in the previous game sadly won’t help me either. The important thing is that I am experienced enough to know why you are asking me this question. The only thing that we have to do is play as a team and get three points. If India lose the match 4-3 and I score a hattrick, nobody in this room -- except for the people from Bangladesh -- will be happy,” “Tomorrow, we just need to win the match. The boys played a beautiful game against Qatar and we need a very good performance against Bangladesh. You can’t guarantee a result. We are just looking forward to being as good as possible and being difficult for Bangladesh. If we can win the match and Sunil gets a hattrick, I will be happy” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, October 14, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “How many times do you see an attendance of 50 thousand plus when the National team is playing? It is a really big advantage for us,” External link

Hindu Monday, October 14, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “It was never about me, it will never be about me. It’s always about India versus Bangladesh. I’m just one of the 23 players. I definitely have been lucky to have a little bit more experience and that’s about it. There’s no dependency on me from my teammates. We are one and we are going to play like one,” External link

expressindia Monday, October 14, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It was never about me, it will be never about me. It's always about India versus Bangladesh. I'm just one of the 23 players. I definitely have been lucky to have a little bit more experience and that's about it. There's no dependency on me from my team mates. We are one and we are going to play like one," External link

business-standard Monday, October 14, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : "It comes naturally and sometimes it does not come. I don't try to think like that. Will it do any good if I score a hattrick but we go on to lose. For me it does not matter who scores the goal, I just need three points" External link

business-standard Monday, October 14, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “As a senior, I have tried to be strict with young players because I don’t want them to go through what I did when I was young,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 14, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “That emphasis on fitness, rest and recovery has continued,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 14, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “Redman is respected by the head coach and when players see that, they can’t undermine his role,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 14, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “I can tell you this: we won’t lose games because players are not fit,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 14, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “The Indian team doesn’t need Sunil Chhetri to put up a good performance. I am just one of the 23 players in the team. I’m a little bit lucky and little bit more experienced. That’s about it,” External link

india Monday, October 14, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said : “The importance on who is going to play is so less and the importance on the team is so important under him,” External link

india Monday, October 14, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT



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Gurpreet Singh said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "There was always a desire to reach this point and this is an award, which I have always looked up to. Chhetri-bhai ( Sunil Chhetri ) has won it so many times and I have always thought when I can be worthy enough to win it," "Huge thanks go to AIFF and everyone who has supported and helped me relentlessly to help me achieve this today" External link

news18 Friday, September 25, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Gurpreet Singh said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "There was always a desire to reach this point and this is an Award which I have always looked up to. Chhetri-bhai (Sunil Chhetri) has won it so many times and I have always thought when I can be worthy enough to win it. Huge thanks go to AIFF and everyone who has supported and helped me relentlessly to help me achieve this today," External link

irishsun Friday, September 25, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Gurpreet Singh said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “There was always a desire to reach this point and this is an award which I have always looked up to. Chhetri-bhai (Sunil Chhetri) has won it so many times and I have always thought when I can be worthy enough to win it,” “Huge thanks go to AIFF and everyone who has supported and helped me relentlessly to help me achieve this today” External link

Hindu Friday, September 25, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Ajith Kumar said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “I am thrilled to have become a Bengaluru FC player. The chance to share a dressing room with a legend like Sunil Chhetri, who I hope to learn so much from, and so many of the national team boys is very exciting for me,” External link

Hindu Monday, August 24, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Igor Stimac said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “We (coaches) are there to provide best possible service to all our players and do justice at the end by choosing the best 11 or 23 for a game. We are happy to have Sunil with us and we will help him stay focused and motivated on his game as long as possible,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, July 5, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Sukhwinder Singh said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “I needed someone who had the trickery, didn’t have the fear, and had to be quick. Honestly, Sunil wasn’t in my mind at all. He wasn’t my first option. I had my doubts,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 14, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Sukhwinder Singh said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “I needed someone who had the trickery, didn’t have the fear, and had to be quick. Honestly, Sunil wasn’t in my mind at all. He wasn’t my first option. I had my doubts,” External link

Hindu Sunday, June 14, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Sukhwinder Singh said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “I needed someone who had the trickery, didn’t have the fear, and had to be quick. Honestly, Sunil wasn’t in my mind at all. He wasn’t my first option. I had my doubts,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Singh Sandhu said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "I can compete with Chhetri in a race because I have bigger strides. He can play six-seven years easily. He is getting younger day by day," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, June 13, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri recalled ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "To be honest, this strict Chhetri that you see today wasn't so strict before. Nabi da and I were having biryani the evening before the match. After we got back, Sukhi sir called us up and told us that we will be starting," External link

news18 Friday, June 12, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri stated ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "When I first joined Mohun Bagan, he had just come back from England. I used to see him so dedicated and give everything in training- He told me then – ‘Don't worry, you will never know how time passes. You will be there.' ALSO READ | Sunil Chhetri Calls FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup and AFC Women's Asian Cup 'Massive Opportunity' " External link

news18 Friday, June 12, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Singh Sandhu said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "I can compete with Chhetri in a race because I have bigger strides. He can play six-seven years easily. He is getting younger day by day," External link

news18 Friday, June 12, 2020 11:14:00 AM EAT

Singh Sandhu said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "I can compete with Chhetri in a race because I have bigger strides. He can play six-seven years easily. He is getting younger day by day," External link

news18 Monday, June 8, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Bhaichung Bhutia said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “Once he starts scoring, he can be a great finisher. He can take that position (of Sunil Chhetri). He is one future star for India,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Praful Patel added ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "I am sure that getting to interact with the likes of Chhetri, Jhingan, Bala and others will inspire the junior players," External link

business-standard Friday, May 15, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Igor Stimac said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “Many times I’m asked the question: where are you going to find a replacement for Sunil Chhetri? We will never find replacement for Sunil Chhetri while the situation is like this,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 7, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

Owen Coyle said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “To win, we need to play well offensively. But there are going to be individual battles all around. Sunil Chhetri and Deshorn Brown are all good players. Brown has played against my team in the ISL,” External link

firstpost Sunday, February 9, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Tara Sharma said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "This year we have a conversation with Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri. At times, kids enjoy sports so much that they don't focus on study. Parents should know how to help them strike a balance. Talking to these achievers will give parents a clear picture on how these sports stars prepared when they were kids," External link

mid-day Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:24:00 AM EAT

Tara Sharma said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “This year we have a conversation with Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri. At times, kids enjoy sports so much that they don’t focus on study. Parents should know how to help them strike a balance. Talking to these achievers will give parents a clear picture on how these sports stars prepared when they were kids,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Igor Stimac said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “I don’t know why people mention Sunil, he is not going anywhere. He is fit and doing his best. He is very valuable to us. His body is like a 29-year-old. As long as he is training like he is doing right now and giving his best for the national team, he will be with us, I can assure you that,” External link

Hindu Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Igor Stimac said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “We have shown that India can play organised, disciplined football. We have shown that we have many young talented players who were led by those experienced like Sunil. And that on our day, we can play against anyone,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 14, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “Why three? You can expect six goals but your expectations will not help me. What I have done in the previous game sadly won’t help me either. The important thing is that I am experienced enough to know why you are asking me this question. The only thing that we have to do is play as a team and get three points. If India lose the match 4-3 and I score a hattrick, nobody in this room -- except for the people from Bangladesh -- will be happy,” “Tomorrow, we just need to win the match. The boys played a beautiful game against Qatar and we need a very good performance against Bangladesh. You can’t guarantee a result. We are just looking forward to being as good as possible and being difficult for Bangladesh. If we can win the match and Sunil gets a hattrick, I will be happy” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, October 14, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

Bhaichung Bhutia said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "It's only Sunil who's able to score. If he's not playing or does not score it becomes very, very difficult. We need to improve our forward lineup. In this Bangladesh game, it's going to be a big test for the strikers. It's not the defence but the forward line will have to deliver," External link

firstpost Monday, October 14, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Bhaichung Bhutia said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “It’s only Sunil who’s able to score. If he’s not playing or does not score it becomes very, very difficult. We need to improve our forward lineup. In this Bangladesh game, it’s going to be a big test for the strikers. It’s not the defence but the forward line will have to deliver,” External link

expressindia Monday, October 14, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Chhetri told ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : “The Indian team doesn’t need Sunil Chhetri to put up a good performance. I am just one of the 23 players in the team. I’m a little bit lucky and little bit more experienced. That’s about it,” External link

india Monday, October 14, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Bhaichung Bhutia said ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "It's only Sunil who's able to score. If he's not playing or does not score it becomes very, very difficult. We need to improve our forward lineup. In this Bangladesh game, it's going to be a big test for the strikers. It's not the defence but the forward line will have to deliver," External link

business-standard Monday, October 14, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT