Football News: India cannot be too much defensive against Ghana- Sunil Chhetri


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The Senior Indian striker Sunil Chhetri urged the U 17 Indian player to give their all against Ghana in their Final group stage match.

Last night the Indian National Team defeated their Asian rivals Macau by 4-1 goals and earned a placed in the AFC Asian Cup, the Indian team frontman Sunil Chhetri wants the U17 Indian team to make the game to Ghana in their last group match.

In A column he wrote: “It's Ghana next and it's important to take the game to them. The moment you do it, as you did against Colombia, you get the fans involved; and once you do that, it spurs you up. You need to feel you are playing in India and let them feel that we are playing in our own country. Every second counts. No matter what the result turns out to be, 1.3 billion people love you.

“In football you have to defend as much as you have to attack. But irrespective of playing against Ghana, we shouldn't go into the match with a purely defensive mind set. You need to snatch it, seize the opportunity and counter them. If we could do it against Colombia, there's no reason we can't do it against Ghana,”

He also mentioned the goal that Jeakson Singh scored against Colombia in their last match against Colombia and also mentioned his reinless joy about that goal, and he believes that jeakson’s Goal is a memory that every Indian Football fan will remember.

He added: “Perhaps no other strike in football has made me happier than Jeakson Singh's goal the other day, and I mean it. I was jumping, so was the entire national team in Bengaluru. India was desperately waiting for that moment for so long and when it actually happened it was like a dream. The delivery was excellent and the header was ­ BOOM (sad we conceded the next minute).

“Football is not a game; it is always a lesson.”