We need away games to be a top 10 Asia team: Chhetri

Last Updated: Jun 11 2018 19:02

FOOTBALL- Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri on Sunday equalled Argentina star Lionel Messi’s record of 64 international goals while giving India the Intercontinental Cup title but the veteran believes India is in desperate need of away games wins.

"Look, let's be honest. With our rankings (97), we can't invite the better ranked teams at home. Also we are a decent team at home. It's our away game that needs to improve," Chhetri told PTI.

“In my mind, the first goal is to get inside Asia's top 10 nations. We have to accept that we are still not there. Teams like Saudi Arabia, Iran or Australia are better than us."

India are currently preparing for the Asian Cup to be held next year. India have been clubbed with UAE, Bahrain and Thailand in the group.