I regret not having had the opportunity to play with you: Chhetri a Vijayan
BENGALURU: captain of India Sunil Chhetri and legendary footballer IM Vijayan He talked about the latter's hilarious prep routine before a game during his game days. The duo talked about a variety of things during a live video session on the popular social media platform Instagram.
Currently without football due to coronavirus pandemic , previous and current players are kept busy interacting with fans on social media.
During the session, Chhetri asked Vijayan about his warm-up routine, and said he heard from the former player's teammates and coaches.
Every time I go to play a game, either with Bengaluru FC or the national team, the whole team has to warm up together. But there was a time when I.M. Vijayan used to warm up away from the team. Everyone from his time told me the same thing, Chhetri said when Vijayan laughed.
The point is, he couldn't heat up with the same intensity as the others. I just couldn't stretch or run laps. But while he was playing he was ready to do anything, Vijayan told Chhetri.
Regardless of the coach I spoke with, they always told me that no one could train I.M. Vijayan because whatever he does on the field is always brilliant, Chhetri added.
To this, Vijayan replied: What can I say? I think it is a gift from God. I played with so many forwards but I couldn't play with you.
I'm very sorry I didn't have a chance to play with you, Chhetri said.