‘It wasn’t easy to keep the momentum we’ve had going’ - Sunil Chhetri after Bengaluru’s win over Mumbai City in ISL 2022/23

Here is what Sunil Chhetri said after his team's victory against the league champions on 15 February 2023 in Bengaluru

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On 15 February 2023, Bengaluru FC took on Mumbai City FC in the ongoing Indian Super League at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru. The home side came to this game with a six-game winning streak. But, they did not disappoint their fans as they defeated Mumbai City FC 2-1, thanks to Sunil Chhetri and Javi Hernandez.


Hence, it was Bengaluru’s seventh win in a row while Mumbai were handed their first loss in this edition of the ISL. With this win, the home side are now in fourth position with 31 points from 19 games. After that win, Sunil Chhetri opened up and shared his views regarding the victory of the league champions. 

“I’m very happy and glad that we could do it” - Sunil Chhetri

During the official post-match interview, Sunil Chhetri said: “I’m very happy. It wasn’t easy, especially playing against the (league) champions. First of all, congratulations to them for having an outstanding season. It wasn’t easy to keep the momentum we’ve had going, we had won six out of six before this, and to play such a game against the champions especially when we haven’t qualified was difficult. I’m very happy and glad that we could do it.”    

“It’s a good feeling, especially where we were, seven games back it wasn’t easy, it was difficult. The dressing room wasn’t buzzing which it is right now, so kudos to each and everyone who chipped in, right from the gaffer to the ball boy. We’re very happy that we’ve given ourselves a chance. One step further, we haven’t yet qualified, so we’re just going to go back, rest well, recuperate, and head on to the pitch for the FC Goa game,” he concluded.

Speaking of the match, the first half ended goalless. Then, in the second half, Sunil Chhetri opened the scoring for Bengaluru in the 57th minute. Then, Javi Fernandez doubled the lead in the 70th minute. After that, Mourtada Fall scored a goal for the visitors in the 77th minute. But, the home side managed to hold their nerves till teh final whistle. Thus, the game ended 2-1 in favour of the Bengaluru side.

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