[India], June 11 (ANI): After striking a brace to help the Indian men's football team clinch Intercontinental Cup title, captain Sunil Chhetri has stated that "football is my life and I am living it fully".
Chhetri struck two sublime strikes in the seventh and the 29th minute, one off his right and the second off his left, to help India beat Kenya 2-0 at Mumbai Football Arena and lift the Intercontinental Cup on Sunday.
Speaking following the win, Chhetri said that his side have had tough 20 days, but their determination helped them to bounce back and come out victorious eventually.
"Football is my life and I am living it. After 20 tough days, we won the tournament. We had tough time. We lost match against New Zealand but we came back and seal the victory. All of us have the determination for the game and for the country," Chhetri said.
Chhetri's two goals also drawn him level with the Argentina star striker Lionel Messi and placed him next only to Portugal's Crisriano Ronaldo on the list of active players with most number of international goals.
Chhetri was impressive throughout the prestigious tournament, having notched up eight goals-- including a hat-trick against Chinese Taipei.
He smashed two goals against Kenya during his 100th international match, while his one goal came against New Zealand in the last Intercontinental Cup game.(ANI)