Kolkata: The next superstar of Indian football, Sunil Chhetri, will be Malayalee star Shahl Abdul Samad.
Former Indian skipper and legend, Bhutia made his comments during a live chat on Indian Super League football’s Instagram page.
After Chhetri, India’s main player in goal will be Sahel Abdul Samad. Sahal plays mostly in the role of the attacking midfielder. “If we are more confident about scoring and getting more shots, the goals will flow out of Sahal’s boot,” he said.
Sahl is the future face of Indian football. Surely Sahel will be India’s best finisher if he starts scoring. Sunil Chhetri can be placed in his place easily, ”Bhutia added.
Sahal’s breakthrough performance in the Santosh Trophy tournament of the 2016–17 season was the highlight of the season. After that Kerala Blasters acquired Sahal. Sahl became the best young player in the ISL in his first season. He is also a favorite of fellow Indian coach Igor Stimach, who debuted in the jersey of the 2019 Kings Cup.
Sahil, who did not get much opportunity in Blasters coach Shatori’s gameplan last ISL season, has revealed that he has high hopes for new coach Kibu Vikuna.