New Delhi: Seeing the mesmerizing game of Lionel Messi on the football field, Sunil Chhetri gets happiness even in times of despair but this charismatic Indian football player made it clear on Saturday that this Argentinean Comparing him with the legendary player is like a ‘stupid’.
Chhetri beats Messi
In the case of scoring the most international goals among the current active players, Chhetri has overtaken Messi and has come in second place. Chhetri said in an interview to AIFF (All India Football Federation) on completion of 16 years of his international career, ‘When I am sad, I watch Messi’s videos and it gives me joy. So when I meet him, I will tell him that I am his fan and will shake hands with him very well.
Chhetri will say this when he meets Messi
When Chhetri was asked what he would do if he met Lionel Messi, he said, ‘After saying ‘hi (greeting)’ to him, I will say that I am Sunil Chhetri and I am a big fan of him. . I will not disturb them. I will be happy if I meet him, even if I am not, I will feel good.
stupid comparison to messi
Chhetri overtook Messi by scoring two goals against Bangladesh on June 7 in the combined qualifying match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and the Asian Cup 2023. India won this match by 2-0. Chhetri has 74 international goals to his name, while Lionel Messi has scored 72 goals in international matches.
He said, ‘Like any other in the world, I am also a big fan of Messi. There is no comparison between the two of us. I am just happy that I got a chance to score for my country and I am feeling proud. I don’t want to be stupid to compare myself with all those great players. There are thousands of players who are better than me and all of them are also Lionel Messi fans.