The past week or so has been a roller-coaster ride for the Indian football team as well as it's fans.
The Blue Tigers started their AFC Asian Cup campaign with a thumping win over Thailand before falling to a defeat against UAE, but their performances in both those games gained massive respect from the fans and opponent players alike.
While Indian football fans eagerly awaiting their team's final group clash against Bahrain on Monday, AFC's General Secretary Dato Windsor John has joined in the immense praise received by the Blue Tigers in the past few days.
As reported by the Indian Express, Windsor told AIFF in an interview, "
In 1970s ‘Sunil’ Gavaskar changed Indian Cricket now 2019 another ‘Sunil’ Chetri is shaping Indian Football. Well done Sunil. Hope to see India win ‘FIFA’ World Cup one day.— Harish Chibber (@hchibber) January 13, 2019
AFC lauds Indian football team for its commendable show in Asian Cuphttps://t.co/sYQtZDeshT
"I am confident that this achievement will serve as an inspiration to young aspiring footballers in India and on the continent. With hard work, dedication and a commitment to excellence, Sunil is a fine example that nothing is impossible.”
India need to avoid defeat against Bahrain in order to qualify for the knockout round of the AFC Asian Cup for the first time in history.