“You are a legend of this game,” Croatian Legend Luka Modric hails Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri and Luka Modric

Sunil Chhetri, the Indian football team’s captain, is a name that resonates with passion, dedication, and an unwavering love for the sport. As he prepares to bid adieu to his international career, accolades and tributes pour in from all corners of the world. Among them is a heartfelt message from Luka Modric, the Croatian captain and Real Madrid superstar.

Luka Modric sends wishes ahead of Sunil Chhetri’s farewell game

Modric’s words, “You are a legend of this game,” encapsulate the essence of Chhetri’s illustrious career. The Croatian maestro urged Chhetri’s teammates to make his final game ‘unforgettable’. This tribute from a player of Modric’s stature, the 2018 Ballon d’Or winner, signifies Chhetri’s impact on the sport.

Chhetri’s journey in football is nothing short of inspiring. With 94 goals to his name, he is set to retire as the fourth-highest goal-scorer in international football, trailing behind only Cristiano Ronaldo, Ali Daei, and Lionel Messi. This achievement is a reflection of his consistent performance and his ability to deliver under pressure.

His final appearance for India on the international stage will be in the FIFA World Cup Qualifying clash against Kuwait. This match is not just another game; it marks the end of an era for Indian football. Chhetri’s departure leaves a void that will be challenging to fill, given his contributions to the sport in India.

As Chhetri steps onto the field for one last time, the emotions will undoubtedly run high. However, the legacy he leaves behind will continue to inspire future generations of footballers in India. His journey serves as a reminder that with passion, dedication, and hard work, one can achieve great heights.

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