Irrespective of long-term retirement speculations, Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri on Wednesday said he is not going to retire from the sport in the near future as his urge to perform well, though it becomes difficult to keep up the motivation at times. The 36-year-old Chhetri, who scored two brilliant goals to help India win 2-0 in the World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh in Doha, refused to set a long-term goal.
He said, ‘I am not thinking of retirement right now. I am not arrogant. I am enjoying my
Chhetri said, ‘People ask that I am 36 years old and for how long will I play. I don’t care about it. People have their own opinion and I don’t mind that. The day I will not be able to enjoy my game, I will say goodbye to the game myself.
He said that with age he understands more about his game and knows how to perform well. He said, ‘The hard thing is to maintain the motivation. It decreases with age and after achieving more achievements.’