Indian National Team, former captain I.M. Vijayan believes that the newly revised guideline in the ISL is beneficial to promote Indian Local talent in the league. The revised guidelines mandate clubs to field seven Indian players in the field at a given time. Thus reducing the numbers of foreign players in the playing XI.
Vijayan who is among the fastest goal-scorers in international football says- “At the moment there is nothing that will help an Indian footballer more than the experience of playing in the ISL,” “If our national team is performing better these days, the ISL is the main reason for that.”
He praised the Indian National team for their hard work in the FIFA World Cup and AFC Cup joint Qualifiers. After losing by a solitary goal against Qatar, India did not lose track and won the next match against Bangladesh. Above all in the final game, they held Afghanistan to a 1-1 draw and reserved a place in the AFC Asian Cup.
Vijayan also appreciated Sunil Chettri for his service to the Indian National Team over the years. And emphasized that he turned 36 years old. Indian National Team needs to get new players who can replace Chettri when he retires. It will be really tough for the team to get a striker like Chhetri with a much higher ambition for the Country.
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