Digital Desk, Doha. Sunil Chhetri, India’s star footballer and captain of the Indian football team, on being compared to Argentina’s striker Lionel Messi, said, “No comparison can be made between him.” Those who understand football know that Lionel Messi is the best player in the world. I myself am a big fan of his. This statement of Chhetri came to light when he overtook Lionel Messi in terms of scoring the most goals. Chhetri achieved the feat during India’s 2-0 win against Bangladesh at Al Saad Club’s Jasim bin Hamad Stadium in Doha. In this match of the World Cup qualifier, Chhetri scored both the goals.
Sunil Chhetri said, this is the opinion of the people and it is okay because everyone has their own opinion. If you want to know my opinion on this, there is no comparison between me and Messi. I am not compared to any player. There are 1000 players better than me and they are all Messi fans. This is the truth. Those who understand football know that there is no comparison between me and Messi.
Chhetri said that the difference to me is that I played more than 100 matches for the country. My advice to anyone who looks at the goal scoring chart is to just be happy for five seconds. The whole world is crazy about Messi, but whoever is on this list, there is no comparison, this is the truth. Chhetri further said, if I ever meet Messi, I will tell him that I am Sunil Chhetri and I am a big fan of yours. Chhetri said, some days I am able to score and some days I cannot. I try to give my best. Playing for the country is not as difficult as it is to reach this stage. I just want to play and win. It’s not like we will win whatever match I play. This is the wonderful life I am living. I have played more than 100 matches for the country. It’s a matter of pride for me.