Kolkata: India captain Sunil Chhetri said Wednesday the team’s underwhelming draw in the FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Bangladesh was no match to the electrifying atmosphere at the Salt Lake Stadium here.
A last-gasp Adil Khan header saved India the blushes as the higher-ranked fancied hosts struggled to a 1-1 draw here Tuesday night, disappointing thousands of heads totting the stands at the Mecca of Indian football.
Hours after the game, Sunil Chhetri expressed his disappointment.
“We couldn’t deliver a performance Wednesday night to match the atmosphere at the Salt Lake Stadium, and the dressing room is very disappointed about it,” Chhetri, one of the leading scores in international football, tweeted Wednesday.
Chhetri said the team couldn’t make use of the opportunities, but no less mediocre was India’s defending. “We couldn’t capitalise on the chances we got, but this is a process on the pitch and in the stands. You turned up, we’ll keep attempting to,” Chhetri added.