Chhetri key to Asia Cup title: Renedy

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 25 Dec 2018 12:05:27



FORMER India midfielder Renedy Singh believes skipper Sunil Chhetri will be the key to India’s Asian Cup football tournament campaign as he sets the best example in the current team. “There are many players who have been doing well recently. But for me, Sunil sets the best example. He has done so well consistently over the past few years. He may not be growing younger, but most significantly, he’s not just there to support. He is there to lead by example,” Renedy was quoted as saying by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) website.

Renedy, best remembered for his accurate crosses from the flanks and his dead ball exploits, also said that ace Sunil is at the stage of his career where he can take up that mantle.
“It’s good to see that Sunil has improved as a dead-ball player. Back in our days, he never used to take free kicks -- it was either me or Steven Dias,” he recollected. “But then one fine day, he walked up to me and said, Renedy-bhai, you can’t take both free kicks and penalties. I want to chip in too,” Renedy smiled. “So we decided that Sunil will take penalties, and we would continue taking the free kicks. But he didn’t stay content with the penalties,” Renedy stated.