INDIAN FOOTBALL: The former Indian captain and current Chairman of AIFF’s technical Committee Baichung Bhutia has recently admitted that the some of the Indian U-17 Players are on the same page as the Brazilian Players, if not better than them.
Recently the U-17 Indian squad has played against the Brazil U-17 side in the BRICS championship, where Indian side was defeated by 1-3 but they impressed everyone with their performance and the Indian football legend Bhaichung Bhutia believes that Indian football is on the right path and according to him the U-17 Indian World Cup Squad is the first step that we have to focus on apart from working on Grassroots Football,
As Baichung said,
“We saw the Indian U-17 World Cup Team play against Brazil and some of the Indian Players were on the same page as the Brazilian Players, if not better than them.”
“If you don’t play matches you don’t develop into a better Player it is as simple as that,”
“The U-17 World Cup Squad is the first step that we have to focus on apart from working on Grassroots Football. We also have to see that exposure is provided equally to all Youth Age Indian Teams.”
The All India Football Federation President Mr. Praful Patel also believes that quantum of the development of Indian football has been changed now
“Quantum change in development of Indian Football.” Praful added.
The Indian U-17 World Cup squad has squared-off against some of the biggest world cup teams like Brazil, Russia, Korea Republic, Luxembourg, Iran, South Africa and Norway and has proved time after time that Nicolai Adam’s boys are no pushovers when it comes to high-intensity matches against World class Teams.
And according to the FIFA RDO Shaji Prabhakaran’s the U-17 World Cup Squad is brushing shoulder against some of the best Teams in Youth Football and this is a quantum change in the development of Indian Football.
“Our Indian Team plays under the best Coaches and they are getting a chance to progress and develop in a competitive environment.”
“The U-17 World Cup Squad is brushing shoulder against some of the best Teams in Youth Football. This is a quantum change in the development of Indian Football.”