Former Indian soccer captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday stated the forward point of the present team is greatly reliant on Sunil Chhetri along with the other players will need to measure and score goals. Bhutia explained that the group’s defense has shown a fantastic account of itself at the previous two World Cup qualifier suits and the onus is on the strikers to send from Bangladesh on October 15 here.
“Our principal concern has been safeguarding and if they could assert that it is fine. Now, this Bangladesh sport will be a significant test for the strikers.
“I believe against Qatar (from the drawn game ), India defended well. We certainly demand more goal-scoring strikers. We will need to boost our striking zone because it is just Sunil who is in a position to score. If he is not playing does not score it gets very, very hard.”
India should overcome Bangladesh here to continue to keep their hopes of qualifying for another round living. Bangladesh is currently rated 187th, 83 areas below India.
“The way they’ve played the past two matches, it ought to come handy to get India and they ought to win it professionally,” the former captain stated.
“It has been fantastic and great last two games, among the very best that India have played with. However, it’s to proceed. You’ve set a standard now which needs to be maintained. The consistency and also the performance the way that they played the past two matches must continue.
“Defensive, creation, discipline and maintaining it tight were the largest takeaways. They played streamlined football. Gurpreet is among those amazing goalkeepers.
Speaking about middle back Sandesh Jhingan, Bhutia said, “He’s 1 player who provides everything about the pitch. That has been one when I saw him 17-year-old boy in United Sikkim.”
The footballer-turned-Hamro Sikkim Party leader, who’s contesting the Gangtok bye-elections on October 21, also stated that the Indian team must play more frequently in Kolkata in which the audience normally ends up in massive numbers.
“It is the Mecca of Indian soccer and it is fine and interesting to play within the Saltlake Stadium. I believe that India must play more frequently in Kolkata,” Bhutia said.
The ticket sales are on a top with 34,000 sold out to the game at Saltlake that continue hosted a marquee match in the U-17 World Cup summit struggle between England and Spain in October 2017.
I’m convinced that the soccer fans in Kolkata will even love,” Bhutia said.