Date: 30th June, 2014
So our very own Café Rio lads Sunil Chhetri and Mikael Silvestre decided to play some fun football as a change from their daily routine of staying up all night carrying out the match analysis/discussions, and of course, introducing Silvestre to the Indian turf and feel of football. Since the studio is located in Mumbai, they looked up for the best futsal ground in the city to play and chill at with their I-league mates. “KickForAll” in the posh area of Hiranandani, with the ground isolated, located at a height and overlooking the massive skyscrapers, provides the most thrilling experience of a 5-a-side football match, and our lads couldn’t have found a better place in this otherwise crowded city.
So I was able to catch Sunil Chhetri after they were done for a little interview comprising of 2-3 questions.
Sunil Chhetri is the current captain of the Indian National Football team and Bengaluru FC who won their maiden I-League crown in their debut season while Mikael Silvestre has had a wonderful career playing for the likes of Inter Milan, Arsenal but predominantly Manchester United. He was also part of the French National team. Well, enough introductions, if you still want to know more, goto their Wikipedia pages .
Sunil Chhetri : We shouldn’t think about the World Cup right now. We should first think of becoming a top 10 team in Asia. It is very very important to have achievable and reasonable dreams. The short term ones are more achievable and you are not bowed down by the pressure.
Me : What do you think about the Indian Super League besides the I-League, do you think it would have an impact on Indian football like IPL did for cricket?
Sunil Chhetri : It is too early to be predicting this and I honestly have no idea how it is going to go because it is early. Let the teams be formed and the whole dynamics come in and then we can have a better picture about the Super League and its impact.
Me : My favourite part, who do you think is going to win the World Cup and who do you personally support?
Sunil Chhetri : Germany or Argentina but I personally support Argentina.
Me : Thank you sir.
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