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Chinese Taipei coach Gary White: My youngsters will look up to Sunil Chhetri one day

Indian national team captain Sunil Chhetri in action against Chinese Taipei in the Hero Intercontinental Cup 2018. (Photo courtesy: AIFF Media)

Chinese Taipei coach Gary White mentioned that his “youngsters will look up to Sunil Chhetri someday” after his team lost 0-5 to India, which included a Sunil Chhetri hattrick.

Speaking at the official post-match press conference White stated, “He showed to my young players how to deal with a senior level at the senior level. My players will definitely utilise the experience in a positive manner. Congratulations to Sunil for his wonderful career and the goals. The youngsters from my team will certainly look up to him someday.”

Referring to Chinese Taipei fielding a young squad, White maintained the “experience” will help them in the long run.

“Everything went right for us in terms of future. We had six U-23 players and two U-19 players on the pitch. In addition, we had four players who made their debut,” Chinese Taipei coach Gary White said at the official post-match press conference. “This was a learning experience for us. We will try to fix. Unless you try these players you never know,” he added.

National Coach Stephen Constantine said the “boys gave everything they had”.

“I am obviously delighted to have won the game and congratulations to Sunil. He is capable of turning a game anytime. He could have scored five. But we take the three. He has been fantastic during my time here,” he pronounced.

“It’s nice to win but the next two games will be much tougher.

(AIFF Media)