Bengaluru FC 'hungry' to win Super Cup, says Chhetri

Newly crowned Indian Super League champion Bengaluru FC is set to put its best foot forward in the upcoming Super Cup.

Sunil Chhetri Bengaluru FC Indian Super League

BFC skipper Sunil Chhetri with the Indian Super League trophy.   -  BFC Media

At a time when the Super Cup has been hit by a raft of team pullouts from I-League sides, newly crowned ISL champion Bengaluru FC is set to put its best foot forward.

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“We will go there not as a complacent ISL winning team, but as hungry as ever to try and win the trophy,” declared skipper Sunil Chhetri. “I know so many teams that have spent so much money but still don't have trophies. So if we are in form now and we can win a trophy, we want to grab the chance. Because no matter how hard you work, you are never guaranteed trophies.”

Club CTO Mandar Tamhane echoed Chhetri’s words, despite the tournament coming at the fag end of the season and there being little to no stakes for the winner.      

“When the coach spoke after the [ISL] final, he wanted to be the one who won two trophies in one year," said Tamhane. "Every player shares that mentality. We have always played full strength teams. People ask us about marquee players, but all the players who are on the pitch are marquee for us.”

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