Targetman close to milestone
Indian Striker Sunil Chhetri has revealed he doesn’t chase goal scoring targets and that he wasn’t even aware of how close he is to becoming the countries record goal scorer.
Chhetri has scored 40 goals in 74 matches for the Men in Blue and is just two goals away from overtaking Bhaichung Bhutia’s record.
According to Goal India,speaking to the AIFF, when asked if he knew how close he was to the record,he explained that sometimes focusing on a target can narrow your vision.
“The fact of the matter stays that had I thought of it, I would have never reached here. If you do so your target becomes narrow.”
During comparisons with India’s other great strikers,he was quick to point out the advantages he had over others:
“I was lucky enough to have played a part in a team where I was used to get a lot of balls. Not every striker gets a supply line boasting of Climax Lawrence, Renedy Singh, Steven Dias, Anthony Pereira to name a few.
“Their sole motive was just to feed me and they fed me with great balls. It’s not every day that that you get to play with such a team.
“It was all teamwork – they looked forward for me to score and helped me at every step.”